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“lovely location!”

Calf of Man Bird Observatory and Nature Reserve
Ranked #21 of 46 things to do in Douglas
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The island is a nature reserve and a bird observatory. You can visit for the day or stay overnight. It is an important breeding site for seabirds and tens of thousands of birds occur on migration. The Calf also has numerous sites of historical interest including two lighthouses built in 1818 by Robert Stevenson.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is such a great place to relax and have a cuppa!
Sea lions by their hundreds down on the cliffs below, lovely walks and not far from Cregnesh (another quaint spot to visit)
Could sit for hours watching the sea and birds. Nice atmosphere and a great place to grab some lunch. Walks along the cliff tops great fun too, highly recommend :0

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

A half day on this little island is well spent especially to visit the bird observatory and see the many seals basking on the rocks . It is possible to stay in accommodation adjacent to the lighthouse .

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

There aren't many places left in the world where you can truly feel alone, but the Calf of Man is one such place. With a fantastic series of paths covering the whole Island, a unique history, three lighthouses and a huge variety of bird life, it makes an overnight stay in the warden's hut (booked via Manx National Heritage) well worth it.

Thank Juan W
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Beautiful scenery and an opportunity to Sea a variety of native birds, seals and, if you’re lucky, basking sharks.

Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We have not travelled over to the Calf of Man.... the sea was a bit rough on this visit. It's worth popping down to the café, sit and watch the wild life. We like to walk along the coast and watch the seal and seabirds.
We will be back!

Thank Jakki P
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