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Manx Electric Railway

The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
+44 1624 662525
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Quaint Victorian Transport

This is a Beautiful way of seeing the Isle of Man on a Sunny day. It is however a little expensive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
You will love it or hate it; car 1 and you may have ridden the oldest

I think that this is the oldest continuously running electric railway in the world. To the best of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William Martin P
Waltham on the Wolds, United Kingdom
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The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
+44 1624 662525
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Beautiful way of seeing the Isle of Man on a Sunny day. It is however a little expensive although Family Tickets can sometimes help

Thank JohnNewellIOM
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think that this is the oldest continuously running electric railway in the world. To the best of my knowledge they are pulled by "cars". Car one and Car two were the first and are still in sevice. An unpowered "carriage" can be attached to...More

Thank William Martin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved it. As it was scorching in August and you could sit in the open carraiges. And take in the beautiful scenery Goes at a nice pace. Great timetables. For visiting all over the island fantastic

Thank laurel12375
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title says this is a must do thing in the Isle Of Mann. The journey from one end to the other takes in cuttings and views of the Irish Sea not seen from anywhere else. The seats are hard but as the carriages...More

Thank pildyboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This triumph of Victorian engineering is a must do. It is a bit rickety a little uncomfortable and in the autumn a bit chilly. But who cares it's a great trip

Thank allbymyown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Electric Railway is the best way to see most of the North of the Isle of Man. You travel through beautiful coastline, lovely countryside and to really nice towns. At Laxey you can take the Snaefell mountain railway which takes you to the highest...More

Thank Oliwilliams
Reviewed 6 December 2017

There's nothing like seeing the Isle of Man from the Manx Electric Railway. Totally unique and well worth a ride. Easily accessed (disabled passengers should contact for details) from one of the several stations and halts along the line. Highly recommended way to travel with...More

Thank Bethany P
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Great way to travel for all ages unfortunately from what I could see it’s not good for disabled access you would have to check at the ticket office we found the operators very helpful

Thank GR1FFs
Reviewed 11 November 2017

It is a lovely ride through the country side I have to use a wheelchair if you phone in advance there is a disabled tram with a wheel chair lift The staff are so helpful Well worth the trip I travel from Ramsey to Douglas

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is fine and very unique tramway, joining Douglas to Ramsey with its spur to Snaefell mountain at Laxey. The trams are well maintained and provide indoor and outdoor travel depending on the weather. The staff should be properly uniformed to compliment the overall feel....More

Thank Jack R
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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.
Becci M
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.