Hotel accommodation, bed and breakfast, self catering, and camping (homestay in private homes throughout the Island is available during the TT festival. It is always best to plan early if you want
somewhere to stay. During the TT, places book up fast. The
Department of Tourism puts together a Homestay List, but does not make
bookings. Check the list on their website.
There are two ways to get to the Isle of Man, by boat or by air. Flights
are more restricted in space and it can often be very difficult to fly
in during such busy times as TT or MGP. Most come by boat from England
and Ireland, which is more cost effective and has higher passenger
availability. It can be very cheap on the boat if you come as a foot passenger
without a motor vehicle (Bicycles must be checked in, but are FREE). If
bringing a vehicle, BOOK EARLY and be prepared for the higher cost. Boats
(ferries) are subject to the weather and can be delayed or even canceled
in bad weather. Consider this carefully if you have a restricted time frame
for your visit (ie connecting boat/ferry, etc).
Watching the Southern 100 Racing
The Billown Circuit is made up of closed public roads. There is a variety
of locations to view the racing, much of it free. Make sure you select
your location and get to it early. Many of the favourite spots close to
food points fill up early. There is also the closure of the roads to consider.
Some locations can make you cut off till racing breaks or even stops. Be
sure you are happy with the restrictions of your location. If in doubt
ask a nearby marshal.
In the town of Castletown along the Castletown By-Pass in the south of the
island. Racing is held on the Billown Circuit.
Castletown is a main southern town, served by a multitude of roads. Just
follow the road signs.
Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables.
Castletown can be reached by the taking the Electric Railway to Douglas
and then the Steam Railway to Castletown.
Castletown can be reached on the Steam Railway from Douglas going to Port
Erin or by taking the Port Erin (Port St Mary) train going to Douglas.
Southern 100 Motorcycle Club
tel: +44 (0) 1624 823541
fax: +44 (0) 1624 823771