If you’re planning a gap year in the UK, you might want to consider heading out of London to some of the more unusual places in the UK. Yes, London pub jobs might be more abundant, but they are far from your only option, especially in the Summer months, and that is exactly the best time to explore locations like the beautiful Isle of Man.
A lot of people, even in the UK, do not know where the Isle of Man is located, nor do they know very much about its history and place in the world. Basically, the Isle of Man is a tiny self-governing island situated right in the centre of the Irish Sea, where it is surrounded by England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland.
Why Should You Visit the Isle of Man?
You might think that life on a small island would be boring, but when it comes to the Isle of Man, you couldn’t be more wrong. If you choose to visit the island on a working holiday, you will find that not only is the place really beautiful, and more than a little mysterious but that there is always something fun to do - the annual Isle of Man TT even which sees thousands of visitors descend to enjoy the thrills and spills of the fast-paced motorcycle race that has been running since 1907, being just one, particularly good, example.
Here are just a few more reasons why you might want to start looking for UK pub jobs on the Isle of Man:
The Beauty of the Place
There is no denying that the Isle of man is a truly beautiful place, some might even say haunting. Although the island is inhabited by some 84, 000 people in many ways, it is quite unspoilt, particularly outside of the capital, Douglas. Some of the natural beauty spots you’re going to want to see include The Ayres National Nature Reserve, which is located on the island’s northwest coast, and which is home to a pretty beach that boasts a lichen heath, lots of seals, and even the occasional porpoise sighting. It’s a really wonderful place to relax after a busy day at work.
We tend to think of cities as being the best places to find the best food because there is just so much choice on offer, but islands can be good fun for the gourmet too and the Isle of Man is a great example of that being true. As well as there being plenty of fresh seafood to sample, the Isle of Man is also home to the annual Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival, were more than 76 artisan local food producers show off their wares. That means that there are at least 76 local food producers for you to sample throughout the year - not just during the festival period.
Local gastronomic delights include Luxury Manx Ice Cream, cheese produced by the Isle of Man Creamery, and locally produced cider brewed by The Apple Orphanage on the Island.
If it’s qworking holiday jobs you’re after, you can’t beat the Isle of Man, because despite it’s small size, there are plenty of drinking establishments in which to whet your whistle.
Pubs worth visiting include The Bridge Inn, which is modern inviting and a great place to meet the friendly locals, who will love to speak to you once they hear your accent, The cat with No Tail, which is a more traditional family pub, where you can get good food at reasonable prices, and of course, The Mitre, which is the Isle of Man’s oldest pubs and one of its best thanks to its huge roaring fire and pretty beer garden, which cover all of the bases.
In most places, trains are the things that take you from A to B, but on the Isle of Man, they are things of beauty and adventure. The island is home to no less than three wonderful historic railways which will take you on adventures up mountains, along the coast, to the seaside, and well, you get the idea. If you want to spend your gap year exploring and having as many unique experiences as you possibly can. The railways of the Isle of Man are not to be missed!
The Isle of Man is a place of beauty and wonder with a folk history like no other. It is undoubtedly one of those places you must visit before you die, and should you choose to visit, you will be welcomed with open arms.