Wondering where to stay on Island for TT 2024? One of the most popular and cost-effective places to stay in the Isle of Man during the TT Races is at a campsite.
TT fans frequently choose camping over a hotel, or other forms of accommodation, because of the price, the convenience, and the community.
Often for as little as £10/tent per night, you can get accommodation at great value for the two weeks. When the weather is nice like we had at TT 2023, there is nowhere better to be than surrounded by fellow TT fans, with a BBQ going, sat outside your tent. Although we like to dream of a sunny TT, there are instances when the weather isn’t as nice so if you’re camping, make sure you’re prepared for bad weather.
There are also the more “luxurious” camping options on Island, with many campsites popular for their more upmarket camping and pod options for accommodation. Whilst slightly more expensive, they offer a little more in the way of comfort than a 2-man pop-up.
A little extra spend can go a long way in terms of comfort where TT camping is concerned
When choosing your TT campsite, always consider:
- Do they provide tents? When travelling from afar or arriving by plane, it’s likely easier to stay in a pre-erected tent than it is to bring your own.
- Does it have the facilities you need?
- Wi-Fi for watching TT+ highlights?
- Food and drink availability?
- Enough bed space for your whole crew?
- Parking for your car/bike?
- Is it near transport links if you’re relying on public or alternative transport for your holiday?
- How easy is it to get to your favourite spectator spot?
- Is it worth going cheaper if getting to your favourite spot is going to be harder?
- Is it on the course? Great for spectating but can mean you’re “trapped” for the duration of the racing, either in the campsite or out of it, if you’re not watching from there.
Popular Camping Locations for TT Fans:
Braddan Bridge Campsite
Braddan Bridge Campsite is a temporary campsite that opens just before through to just after the TT fortnight. Situated right next to the TT course in Douglas, with an access road in and out throughout, this is a great spot for a first-time or long-time TT visitor. The clubhouse atmosphere adds a great community feel too.
Right on the course so you’re at the heart of the action, Glen Helen offers space to erect your own tent, to park a campervan, or to stay in their glamping pods and pre-erected tents! The campsite is on the route of the number 5 bus for easy access to Douglas and Peel for sightseeing on non-race days, and it’s easy to get to other key points on the course.
Laxey Football Pitch
Not usually a campsite, Laxey AFC loans their pitch to TT fans for the fortnight, with use of the clubhouse facilities. All you need is your tent and you’re good to go.
Laxey is a great spot to stay for TT races, because it’s close to the course without trapping you in. Just a short walk to the mountain railway, you can jump on a tram to watch all the action at the Bungalow, or you’re on the bus route straight into Ramsey or Douglas for the Grandstand!
Open over the summer beginning with the TT fortnight and ending with the MGP, Castletown Campsite is made for TT fans. With space to pitch your own tent, campervans, bike parking and luxury glamping tents, this is a great option for the fortnight.
Castletown has the added bonus of being further from the course so it’s often quieter and there’s no risk of being locked in with road closures.
There are lots of other campsites available. Check The Visit Isle of Man website and filter by what you need here to get your dream TT campsite
How to book a campsite for TT
If you’ve decided camping is your chosen TT accommodation preference, the best way to book is by reaching out to your chosen campsite via their website, email or over the phone. They will be able to offer you the best rates and ensure you will be fully looked after for your stay.
TT Tip: If you want to make your life that little bit easier, our travel partners offer camping packages to the TT with a range of accommodation and travel choices all in one.
Bringing your own tent to camp at the TT
Most of the Isle of Man campsites offer pre-erected tents for TT fans to save having to carry heavy bags from all over the world. However, if you choose to stay in a campsite with your own tent, be aware of baggage restrictions on flights.