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Summerhill Glen

Summerhill Road, Douglas
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A little gem

Well worth a visit if you're staying in Douglas. We had a walk down the Glen after walking up to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
It's not tacky, it's great

This could of so easily be tacky, but it's not. Even if when you read my words it sounds tacky... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kent, UK
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“summer hill” (5 reviews)
“fairy lights” (5 reviews)
“lovely walk” (5 reviews)
Summerhill Road, Douglas
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if you're staying in Douglas. We had a walk down the Glen after walking up to the TT grandstand. It's a hidden gem...we didn't know it was lit up at night, so we'll have to have a stroll through the Glen...More

Thank BluebottleBlues
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This could of so easily be tacky, but it's not. Even if when you read my words it sounds tacky, it's not. Go if you are in Douglas in the dark. At the North end of Douglas is Summerhill Road, walk up a little way...More

Thank GlyderFawr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a reviewer has written below I too don't understand any complaints. This attraction is free. It is a small glen with colourful lights, some of which change colour on leaves and water. I love the fairy doors and the animations. Great for children to...More

Thank newgallowaygirl
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The glen is very pretty but parts of it have poorly lit steps which are difficult to negotiate - take a torch with you.

Thank MAN1938
Reviewed 24 August 2017

A little glen but it is quite steep and uneven in places dropping down from the TT course to very near the Derby Castle end of Douglas Promenade. There seem to be more "residents" than our last visit in 2015. For full effect visit after...More

Thank CrumpySeaford
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Visited a few times as our hotel was very close. We went in the evening when it was lit up & the mist was out & also in the daytime. I don't understand how anybody could complain about this place as it is such a...More

1  Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I had discovered that there was a light show in the glen in the evenings in autumn and winter and had waited with anticipation to take our little one there. Eventually we did just that in November of last year. What a disappointment it was....More

Thank John T
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We found this place quite by chance. We saw one poster on the side of a wall advertising an illuminated walk. Why it isn't better advertised I don't know. It is steep and uneven, but at night quite magical. Children would love it. There were...More

Thank mumh
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great little walk. Spent about 30-45 minutes here with a bit of time to kill - though this was definitely the highlight of my day. It's a secluded area of woodland just out of Douglas which is well maintained. The children enjoyed looking at the...More

Thank Olly P
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The quaint meandering paths on didfferent levels are well kept and an easy walk for all the family, from the top entrance on Victoria Road down to the spectacular view over Douglas Bay between the black cannons on the final higher ground.Theclovely little Fairy Glen...More

Thank LadyAzul
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23 November 2015|
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Response from AlyBee2013 | Reviewed this property |
As far a I am aware they are. There is no-one checking at either end of the glen and we have certainly seen people walking their dogs. Hope that helps and that you enjoy it!
15 October 2015|
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Response from AlyBee2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. They are as follows: 1st August to 31st August - 8pm to 12.30am 1st September to 30th November - 7.30pm to 12.30am 1st December to 6th January for Christmas switch on - 4.30pm to 10.30pm. Hope that helps.
2 September 2015|
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Response from TimRideout | Reviewed this property |
The official times for 2015/16 are: Lighting up times are; 1st August - 30th August 8.00pm to 12.30am 1st September - 30th November 7.30pm to 12.30am Christmas switch on 1st December - 6th January 4.30pm to 10.30pm