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An Aerial Tour of the Isle of Man

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An Aerial Tour of the Isle of Man

During his time at Culture Vannin, Charles Guard did a lot of helicopter filming of the Isle of Man over the years. This short tour around the coast brings together some highlights.

Culture Vannin exists to promote and support all aspects of culture in the Isle of Man. We develop innovative, inclusive and exciting projects that promote and support all aspects of Manx culture.

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A Year on the Isle of Man

A Year on the Isle of Man

Drone footage over a year using DJI Phantom 4 Pro across the entire Island.

This video is about the Isle of Man by Drone in 2018 covering multiple locations and is a compilation of all my 2018 Drone Footage from places including Niarbyl, Douglas, Ramsey, Port Erin, Groudle, Port Soderick and derelict buildings around the island.

The Isle of Man (Manx: Mannin [ˈmanɪnʲ], also Manx: Ellan Vannin [ˈɛlʲan ˈvanɪnʲ]), sometimes referred to simply as Mann /mæn/, is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a lieutenant governor. Defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

Humans have lived on the island since before 6500 BC. Gaelic cultural influence began in the 5th century AD, and the Manx language, a branch of the Gaelic languages, emerged. In 627 Edwin of Northumbria conquered the Isle of Man along with most of Mercia. In the 9th century, Norsemen established the Kingdom of the Isles, which included the Isle of Man. Magnus III, King of Norway from 1093 to 1103, reigned also as King of Mann and the Isles between 1099 and 1103.

In 1266 the island became part of Scotland under the Treaty of Perth, after being ruled by Norway. After a period of alternating rule by the kings of Scotland and England, the island came under the feudal lordship of the English Crown in 1399. The lordship revested into the British Crown in 1765, but the island never became part of the 18th century kingdom of Great Britain or its successors (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the present-day United Kingdom). It retained its internal self-government.

In 1881 the Isle of Man parliament, Tynwald, became the first national legislative body in the world to give women the right to vote in a general election, although this excluded married women. In 2016 UNESCO awarded the Isle of Man biosphere reserve status.

Insurance and online gambling each generate 17% of GNP, followed by information and communications technology and banking with 9% each. Internationally, the Isle of Man is known for the Isle of Man TT motorcycle races.

The Isle of Man is located in the middle of the northern Irish Sea, almost equidistant from England to the east, Northern Ireland to the west, and Scotland (closest) to the north; while Wales to the south is almost the distance of the Republic of Ireland to the southwest. It is 52 kilometres (32 mi) long and, at its widest point, 22 kilometres (14 mi) wide. It has an area of around 572 square kilometres (221 sq mi).Besides the island of Mann itself, the political unit of the Isle of Man includes some nearby small islands: the seasonally inhabited Calf of Man, Chicken Rock on which stands an unmanned lighthouse, St Patrick's Isle and St Michael's Isle. The last two of these are connected to the main island by permanent roads/causeways.

Ranges of hills in the north and south are separated by a central valley. The northern plain, by contrast, is relatively flat, consisting mainly of deposits from glacial advances from western Scotland during colder times. There are more recently deposited shingle beaches at the northernmost point, the Point of Ayre. The island has one mountain higher than 600 metres (2,000 ft), Snaefell, with a height of 620 metres (2,034 ft).According to an old saying, from the summit one can see six kingdoms: those of Mann, Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, and Heaven.Some versions add a seventh kingdom, that of the sea, or Neptune.
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Douglas, Isle of Man - 4K Stock Footage

Aerial and ground stock footages of Douglas War Memorial, Douglas Marine Gardens on the Douglas Promenade, Douglas Head and the main shopping district the Strand Street, Douglas' High Street. The footages includes both day and evening shots. These footages are shot by the executive producer Charles Huang of DIY Destinations - Isle of Man

Licensing of these footages are available for licensing for your commercial or editorial projects directly through Skytouch Films at charles@skytouch.ca or through one of the authorized agents:

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ISLE OF MAN Travel Guide

The Isle of Man is a small island nation located in the Irish Sea. The island is just 53 kilometers long and 19 kilometers wide - but it offers plenty of fun things to do for tourists. It has a mild climate and boasts more than 150 kilometers of beautiful coastline, consisting largely of sweeping sandy beaches and steep, rugged cliffs.
The manx are a celtic nation. Around 85000 people live on the island. The capital of the Isle of Man is Douglas, where you'll find many of the island's top points of interest.
The most popular tourist attractions are the Laxey Wheel, Rushen Castle and Peel Castle.



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Cronk ny Arrey Laa, Isle of Man and Bonus Drone Blooper - 4K

Rising steeply from the South West coast of the Isle of Man and looming over the Sloc Road is Cronk ny Arrey Laa (translated from Manx as Hill of the Day Watch). At 437 Metres above sea level its a great view point with stunning views all sides. You can even see the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland sometimes. Its relatively easy to access for anybody able to undertake a modest climb*. (*pick your route carefully) Its great for sunrises and sunsets when conditions allow.

For your amusement I've added a blooper of when I crashed the drone filming a portion of this video. Luckily heather is a soft place to land, the drone could easily have smashed into rock and fell into the sea. Soft landing but the retrieval was an effort! A couple of propellors replaced and its back in business..

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Shot in 4K on Mavic 2 Pro
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Welcome to the Isle of Man

I have made this video with some trepidation, as showing the Isle of Man in a less than flattering light is something I have never done before. But since an MHK remarked on the poor state of parts of the Island recently, I thought I would highlight some of the issues in the hope that the powers that be would, at last, take things in hand and sort them out!

Beautiful Island - Isle of Man

Scenery of the Isle of Man - B Roll test footage for upcoming videos

Shots from Isle of Man
Douglas
Laxey
Ramsey
Sulby
Niarbyl

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Peel Castle, Isle of Man - Aerial and Field Stock Footage

Aerial and ground videos of Peel Castle on St Patrick's Isle in Isle of Man. Shot in 4K by Charles Huang, the executive producer of DIY Destinations - Isle of Man. The footage includes both aerial view and from the ground featuring many of it't historic ruin viking fortress structures.

Licensing of these footages are available for licensing for your commercial or editorial projects directly through Skytouch Films at charles@skytouch.ca or through one of the authorized agents:

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Isle of Man - The Extraordinary Story (Full Length)

Imagine a place…

Shrouded by mystery, a sea-bound kingdom with its own captivating story to tell.

Ramsey in 4K wonder - Isle of Man by Drone

4K Drone Flight showing Ramsey from the Harbour and from Albert Tower, plus a nearby Tholton. All recorded using a DJI Drone and shot in 4k 60fps. Various angles explored.
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Blackpool manx2 flight to the Isle Of Man,full event,2012

Blackpool airport departure lounge,first flight experience filmed,which was a little over half an hour uncut for reference,no drinks were allowed on the aircraft.

Flight into Isle of Man

Kirkbride to Andreas IoM 23 June 2014. Coasting out from Burrow Head.

Peel, Isle of Man A Quick Aerial Tour

Isle of Man (Man island) - aerial drone

3 days on Man Island (Isle of Man) with my drone DJI Mavic Air 30.10.-2.11.2018 taking shots on interesting places.

Port Erin - Isle of Man - Aerial Footage

Port Erin - Isle of Man - Aerial Footage
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Peel by Drone - Isle of Man

Peel - Isle of Man various angles and views from around Peel on the Isle of Man filmed using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro and the odd footage on a humble iPhone 7 plus

Peel was the de facto capital of the island before 1344 (when the King of Mann moved his home and military base from Peel Castle to Castle Rushen). Peel is the island's main fishing port and Peel Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Sodor and Man.

Peel is sometimes referred to as the rose red city, due to the red sandstone used to build the castle and other important buildings. As it is in the west, it is also called the sunset city. Peel is a popular seaside destination for Manx residents and visitors in summer. It has narrow streets of fishermen's cottages and a Victorian promenade which was built on reclaimed land and a small construction line built for this purpose,[citation needed] as well as sandy beaches. For many years the main industries in the town were fishing, trading and shipbuilding.

There is evidence of local settlers in the Mesolithic Age on both St Patrick's Isle and the nearby Peel Hill, and Neolithic farmers are believed to have settled in the area.

About 550, a Celtic monastery was founded on St Patrick's Isle. Excavations in the 1980s found a large early Christian burial ground, many of the burials dating from around 550. Some later graves had Norse burial goods: e.g. the 'Pagan Lady'.[8] The ruins of the original Peel Cathedral (c.1250) can be seen within the walls of Peel Castle on St Patrick's Isle. This replaced an earlier church.

Norsemen first came to Mann around the year 800, and ruled the Isle for four-and-a-half centuries before finally ceding it to the King of Scotland in 1266.[9] Norsemen settled in Peel and used the harbour on the River Neb as a shelter for their longships. In 1228 Olaf the Black, King of Mann and the Isles, beached his fleet in the inlet. It was attacked and burned by his half-brother Ragnald. In 1266, as agreed in the Treaty of Perth, Norway's King Magnus VI ceded the Isle of Man to Scotland. The island came under English control in the 14th century.[10]

The town of Peel developed on the east bank of the river and the settlement was known as Holmtown until the 17th century. Later development, apart from the late 19th century guest house building on the sea front, has been inland, away from the coast. Peel Castle would eventually become a joint seat of government with Castle Rushen until the mid-17th century[citation needed]. The name Peel was given to the castle by the English rulers, and the settlement then became Peeltown until about 1860. By the time the local councils were established in 1883, the name Peel referred to the town rather than the castle. In the 19th century, schooners built in Peel traded around northwest Europe and Peel fishing boats fished around the island and further afield to the southern coast of Ireland and near to Shetland. The harbour and breakwater were gradually improved, with much of the local income derived from the export of salted herring. By the 1880s, fishing was the main employer with about 3,000 men and boys employed, with ancillary businesses such as shipbuilding providing employment to hundreds more. However, with what is now seen as over-fishing, the number of boats leaving for Ireland dwindled from 300 in 1880 to a handful by 1915.[10]

After the railway arrived in Peel in 1873, Peel started to develop as a tourist resort, with guest houses and hotels built along the shoreline and headlands, and then the promenade was added. Tourism gradually grew in the town. During World War I Knockaloe Farm, at Patrick to the south of the town, was made into the Knockaloe internment camp and housed up to 30,000 German, Austrian and Turkish civilians. In 1940, guest houses at one end of the promenade were requisitioned to become Peveril Internment Camp, housing those suspected of having sympathy for the Nazi regime under Defence Regulation 18B. By the late 1960s the Peel to Douglas railway line had closed and tourism saw a decline. Fishing from Peel has seen periods of upturn and decline. For a number of years the annual Viking Festival has attracted visitors to the resort.[10] In 1979 Odin's Raven, a replica of a Viking longship, sailed from Norway to Peel to commemorate the millennium of the first sitting of the Isle of Man's Parliament, Tynwald.[11] In 2005, a new floodgate was installed at Peel to retain the waters of the River Neb and thus enable the moored boats to float at low tide.

Peel is the birthplace of Peel microcars, made by the Peel Engineering Company in the 1960s, the only Manx cars ever built.

Hills Above Peel - Isle of Man

Hills Above Peel - Isle of Man by Drone

Phantom 4 pro used to produce landscape drone footage on the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man is located in the middle of the northern Irish Sea, almost equidistant from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland (closest), and Wales (farthest). It is 52 kilometres (32 mi) long and, at its widest point, 22 kilometres (14 mi) wide. It has an area of around 572 square kilometres (221 sq mi). Besides the island of Mann itself, the political unit of the Isle of Man includes some nearby small islands: the seasonally inhabited Calf of Man, Chicken Rock on which stands an unmanned lighthouse, St Patrick's Isle and St Michael's Isle. The last two of these are connected to the main island by permanent roads/causeways.

Ranges of hills in the north and south are separated by a central valley. The northern plain, by contrast, is relatively flat, consisting mainly of deposits from glacial advances from western Scotland during colder times. There are more recently deposited shingle beaches at the northernmost point, the Point of Ayre. The island has one mountain higher than 600 metres (2,000 ft), Snaefell, with a height of 620 metres (2,034 ft). According to an old saying, from the summit one can see six kingdoms: those of Mann, Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, and Heaven. Some versions add a seventh kingdom, that of the sea, or Neptune

A walk through in Isle of Man

A self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. It’s known for its rugged coastline, medieval castles and rural landscape, rising to a mountainous center.

Laxey - Isle of Man by Drone

Flying my DJI Phantom 4 around the landscapes of the Isle of Man just for the fun of it to create pleasing Drone Footage.


Laxey in 4k - Isle of Man by Drone

Beach and promenade at Laxey
In the 19th century, mining for lead and zinc began, becoming the largest industry the village has had. The Laxey mines were the deepest in the world in the 19th century. Mining in Laxey came to an end 75 years later in 1929. The village also had a fishing industry.

In the late 1800s the Manx Electric Railway line was built through the village, opening it up to tourists. Various other attractions were built at that time, such as Snaefell Mountain Railway and the Laxey Glen Pleasure Gardens.

Laxey village is now a mainly residential and a tourist area. There are several public gardens, primarily Laxey Glen Gardens. There is also a handweaving mill which sells its own and many other products. The village has five pubs and a microbrewery, The Old Laxey Brewing Company. The village is built around a wooded glen with a number of steep winding streets and paths leading to the floor of the glen, from where one can walk by the side of Laxey River to its outflow to the sea at the small harbour, and onto the beach and promenade. One can also walk around the cliffs to the north of the beach from opposite the La Mona Lisa Restaurant. This walk goes, over the cairn (kern), from where there are views of Clay Head to the south. A Laxey born & bred person would say, I'm going over the kern for a walk.

Many of Laxey's buildings were built as mining cottages in the traditional Manx style. Old Laxey is made up of winding streets around the harbour. A newer, late Victorian section, further inland, is the area of shops and services around the railway station.

Beautiful Cornwall and Isle of Man - Drone flight

An Aerial tour of Cornwall and the Isle of Man.

Footage shot with the DJI Phantom 3 during holiday 2015.

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