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Sound Visitor Centre

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Address: Sound Road, Cregneash IM9 5PZ
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+48 01624 838123

Here you can learn about the history of this isle, enjoy the spectacular...

Here you can learn about the history of this isle, enjoy the spectacular views and dine.

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Great staff and wonderful scenery

What a view! Simply stunning. Whilst exploring the island we couldn't miss this. The cafe was lovely and the staff were extremely friendly and really made us feel welcome.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a view! Simply stunning. Whilst exploring the island we couldn't miss this. The cafe was lovely and the staff were extremely friendly and really made us feel welcome.

Thank Ben D
El Borge
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in a big family group of various ages and it was enjoyed by all. The elderly strolled and took in the magnificent scenery. The fitter walked the coastline tops and viewed the multitude of basking seals on the rocks and doing their acrobatic swimming displays all around the Calf and in the little coves. Good parking for us... More 

Thank LadyAzul
United Kingdom
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279 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited when the weather was turning and so it became cold but thankfully no rain. Would be very pleasant on a nice sunny day. There was less car parking that l envisaged and so we had to park on the approach road. Not a problem really just info really. Saw the seals basking on the rocks of Kitterland. We... More 

Thank AgedMan
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view of the Calf of Man overlooking the Sound is breathtaking. The detailed descriptions on the walls inside the cafe constitute the "visitor centre", but they add to the educational aspect of a visit. Go for the beauty, not the information!

Thank Christine H
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a gorgeous place to visit, see the seals basking in the sun, views across to Ireland, so serene and peaceful

Thank lionel b
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98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

You can get to the Sound right at the south of the Isle of Man by number 28 bus from Port Erin or Port st Mary. If you look across to the Calf of Man you can usually see a colony of seals lying on the rocks and bobbing their heads in the Irish sea

Thank ole12
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 10, 2017

I arrived in the port city and asked a local business owner how to get to the calf of man. She told me there was a nice hike over the hills by the sea that would offer impressive views. The views were amazing, but the train was very rugged and very strenuous in places. It took about 1hr and 20... More 

Thank John H
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had a lovely visit to the sound, calf of man. The seals were very entertaining to watch and the views were fantastic however cafe is very expensive and would not go in there again but would definitely visit the sound but take a picnic

Thank Clare R
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26 reviews
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

Very nice visitor centre and cafe serving lovely local food, not a lot here but the views and they are really great views, you quite often see seals in the water or sunning themselves on the rocks.

Thank Nigel C
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

We spent a couple of hours here when it wasn't too busy. The views are spectacular and we saw seals popping up in the sea every so often. The cafe is great too.

Thank Kev7545

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