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Legend has it that the Isle of Man was created when the Irish giant Finn MacCooill threw a chunk of earth from Ireland's coastline towards Scotland, when in battle, which promptly landed in the Irish Sea and became the Isle of Man.
Of course we can't be sure of the truth in this tale but for an Island of such modest size, measuring just 33 miles in length and 13 miles in width, you'll find the Isle of Man really is larger than life!
The Isle of Man occupies a central position in the Irish Sea and the British Isles - right between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Due to the influence of the sea the Island's climate is temperate, making it an ideal year round visitor destination.
Despite its size the Isle of Man has a varying landscape. The coastline stretches for 100 miles and across the northern plain you'll find long sandy beaches which contrast markedly with the rocky cliffs and sheltered bays around the rest of the Island.
Snaefell – which is 2,036 feet above sea level – is the Island's only mountain. You'll also spot a number of smaller Islands located off the Island's coast including, the Calf of Man at the southern tip, which is home to a nature reserve and bird observatory, and St Patrick's Isle, on which Peel Castle proudly stands.
Our son has been at King William’s College for two years and has settled in very well with the full support of the boarding staff and teachers, who have demonstrated great kindness and caring. The highly disciplined, but dynamic education system has helped our 15 year old son to adapt well and his confidence has noticeably improved in a short space of time. What's especially pleasing is that not only does the College have an excellent calibre of teaching staff and a strong academic curriculum, but we have been surprised and delighted to discover their excellent music achievements! With such great experience, our second son will also join KWC starting at Lower 5, to have a well rounded education. We cannot be more pleased with our decision to send our sons here all the way from Hong Kong!M5 Overseas Parent