About the Isle of Man Though the Isle of Man is only 36 miles long and 12 miles wide, within its shores is an astonishing variety of scenery, from secluded beaches to mountain glens and spectacular coastal scenery. The Island is a treasure trove of history of the Vikings, the Celts and the Manx with castles, Viking stones and burial grounds, an Abbey and even the largest water wheel in the world. There are many delightful, scenic walks and roads throughout the whole Island - they is truly something for everyone to enjoy!