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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the electric railway from Douglas to Ramsey - about an hour. I would suggest you sit in the closed carriage as I understand from other passengers that it was very cold in the open carriage! The scenery along the route was spectacular and...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Manx Electric Railway is connected by Buses & the Horsedrawn Tramway (Check operating dates). The journey to Yaxey & Ramsey is a enjoyable ride on these brilliantly restored vehicles. The Railway is convenient for the Yaxey Wheel, & Snaefell Mountain Railway. On arrival at...More

Thank davidrutter37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a ride on the electric railway from Douglas to Laxey then up the mountain and back then on to Ramsey then return to Douglas brilliant day out strong winds on top the mountain but nice cafe and grand views throughout the trip. If...More

Thank daftbiker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes the strain from bus, coach or car travel, make sure you buy a travel card - be careful of the coach tours who bulk-book the carriages, you may have to wait for the next train

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These restored electric trams provide a great service and the trip back to Douglas affords superb coastal views.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was like being a time traveler - its a true taste of Victorian life in modern times. We loved the trip staff friendly

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The electric railway is a great way to spend a day or part of one. The scenery is excellent, and one really feels as though you are back in time a hundred years. Recommended for everyone!

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on this attraction with our family of 4. At first we were quite skeptical as the train had an open car where we knew we were going to get cold as it was windy at this time we went out. Within the next...More

Thank jerry s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do experiance when visiting the i.o.m.we got a day pass ticket which cost £16 which gives you unlimited travel on manx electric railway,snaefell mountain railway,the busses and horse drawn tram.

Thank kintyparrot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss going on the electric railway up Snaefell. Beautiful views combined with the old trams makes this a brilliant thing to do. Try and do it on a clear day to appreciate the views

Thank stevent7702018
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25 March 2017|
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Response from palace15 | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy to move about and at times either side, on the way 'up' I would say the right hand side, to get a good view of the Laxey wheel.
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12 January 2016|
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Response from Sheila A | Reviewed this property |
We paid £16 each The ticket took us to Laxey on the train from Douglas. We changed at Laxey onto the Snaefell Railway and after a roam on the mountain we took the train back Laxey and then on to Douglas. We then used it to... More
4 November 2015|
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Response from nermal12 | Reviewed this property |
Hope you find the information that you are looking for. Whatever happens, this is a great attraction, not to be missed.