Attending 2018 Isle of Man TT Help Please

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  1. Hootowl

    Hootowl Long timer

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    Hello;
    My wife & I are wanting to attend race week.
    We've not had the pleasure of seeing the race before and we're asking for a wee bit of advice.
    Getting from the states to either London or Dublin is straight forward. No worries.

    Getting transport from either of those locations to the island is a different matter. We're attempting to look at ferry schedules & prices but the ferry schedules we've looked at on-line don't show any dates in 2018 yet.

    Another item of interest to us in renting a tent setup on the island. There seems to be a range of prices. Anyone have any opinion on which company has a good location & somewhat comfortable beds?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated

    Regards
    Richard & Robin
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  2. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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  3. nickguzzi

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    Access (across Irish sea) with a vehicle sells out very quickly.
    TT week is manic.
    There is also the ManxGP in September, much less so.

    People have reported flying from Dublin, which would make the expensive/time consuming connections in England redundant.

    Just as an example, I can get from London, St Pancras, to Paris, Gare du Nord, via Eurostar (high speed train) for less than the shitty commuter train from home to London, (90 miles), then there are taxis to different termini, waiting around...
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  4. Homerb

    Homerb Been here awhile

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    I went this year. Flew in from Bristol. Camped at Douglas Rugby Club, right on the course. 15 pounds a night for a two man tentsite. Weather was shit, rained most days and every night. Make sure you've got plenty of dry clothes. If I was going again, I'd take/buy the biggest tarp I could find, a couple of tentpoles, some ropers and tentpegs. Create a massive fly arrangement to keep the rain off your tent, and an undercover area to sit around waiting for the rain to stop.
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  5. nickguzzi

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    Yeah! cover the entire 37 miles, and visitor environs! Don't forget big fans to blow away the fog.
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  6. Peter78

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    Is there a reason why you want to get the ferry?
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  7. Bodwick

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    I thought you were going to suggest they fly in and you pick them up at the airport then run them back to your place for the duration. Spare room or tent (6 man with 2 rooms would be nice) in the garden. BBQ, bar facilities etc...

    :freaky

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