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Manx Electric Railway

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Address: The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS

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Stunning, on a sunny day.

We took the Ramsey to Douglas return option, simply because there is more parking in Ramsey. Within 10 minutes of leaving the terminus the coastal scenery is breathtakingly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Ramsey to Douglas return option, simply because there is more parking in Ramsey. Within 10 minutes of leaving the terminus the coastal scenery is breathtakingly beautiful and it remains picturesque for the whole journey. The well preserved and maintained rolling stock is a clanking, squealing, whistling and boneshaking delight as it covers the route at a pace... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the manx electric railway which runs from the far end of Douglas promenade to Ramsey in the north east is a remarkable railway.The trams travel at a sedate speed which gives you time to appreciate the wonderful scenery of the island.The trams stop at Laxey on route to Ramsey and you can get off and take the snaffel railway tram... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique experience on a an old time well preserved railway system. My journey started from the Terminal at Douglas, passed through some of the most varied coastline on our journey to Ramsey. At Laxey you have the option of transferring to the Mountain railway to the summit of Snaefell (where you can see six nations) or to continue to... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Train journey is great. However we took the 1040 tram. Having walked to the terminus, my wife needed the loo. None available. The lady on the desk helpfully informed us that even she would have until 12 when the pub opened. I don't know how elderly coach parties cope as there is no toiket on the train and the journey... More 

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Douglas, Isle Of Man
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great old vintage rolling stock which is maintained in good running order. I have been on this railway numerous times over the years and really enjoy this relaxed mode of transport even though you do get flung around on the rickety tracks. It's slow, but beautiful scenery allows you to unwind. It links Douglas to Laxey on the East coast... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Genuine and living history. Very well run antique electric railway like no other. Enjoy the beauty of the island's open countryside and coast, mountains and streams.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is well worth taking a trip (or 2) on these quaint little carriages which cover large areas of the island. Very reasonably priced, helpful and friendly staff, and a lovely way to enjoy the scenery... The 'ride' can be a bit noisy, draughty, bumpy, but that is part of the charm :-) Lots of options to choose from route/timing... More 

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Louth, Lincolnshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A great way to get to Laxey, Ramsey & Snaefell, lovely and relaxing, and good value for money, it also connectes with the horse drawn tram in Douglas

Thank Amanda H
Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Just love traveling up to Snaefell on the electric railway, the food from the restaurant is fab, lovely day out, views on a clear day to die for, if you haven't experienced it, you haven't lived, it is very special

Thank Julie R
Mentmore, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A beautiful blast from the past, you can really appreciate why people wish to live here. A must do activity for all if you find yourself here. Stunning views with at some points it feels like you are in the sea!

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