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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

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We were excited to get a chance to travel on the Horse tram. We managed to do this everyday of our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
squashy1972
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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This facilty is iconic of Douglas and the IOM governement would be made to do anything which... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rpearce36
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent74%
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  • Average3%
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were excited to get a chance to travel on the Horse tram. We managed to do this everyday of our stay. It was a lovely relaxing way to travel along Douglas Promenade and take in the sights. It is also covered by the Go...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This facilty is iconic of Douglas and the IOM governement would be made to do anything which undermines its future. That said underinvestment at the Derby Castle terminus means the sheds are an eyesore which should be dealt with as priority

Thank rpearce36
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a horse towing a tram. A straightforward way to get from one end of Douglas to the other. The timetable varies by the day, but they are frequent enough that it's quicker to wait for one than walk. We were in Douglas when the...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Unexpected heatwave but I was relieved to discover the horses are very well cared for and changed every couple of laps. Fun thing to do.

Thank jsy444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only took this once as it was at the end of a long day out, we walked all the other times. Great that your Go ticket will cover even this mode of transport!

Thank SwindonMitch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a ride on the tramway from Douglas Harbour terminal to the far end of Douglas bay, lovely experience.

Thank Derek F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I only did this once but it was delightful. A tourist attraction just to see which horse is working, they are beautiful shire horses, and very well- trained to mingle with the traffic. Prepare for traffic jams behind them, there is no hurry!

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived by steam train from Port Erin: jumped on horse drawn ‘Douglas’ a Clydesdale trotted along seafront to link with Manx Electric train: Time Warp in transportation

Thank Restless59
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weather was fab so we jumped aboard the horse tramway. Be warned step up is very high and you may need assistance. Horses were changed regularly and treated well. Staff were very friendly.

Thank corr44
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Douglas Bay Horse Tranway is a sterp back in time with a single horse pulling a Tram of upwards of 50 people along a three mile stretch of Douglas Bay and return. When full this is a hard andardous task for the horse especially...More

Thank Eddie R
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solotraveller2710
3 April 2018|
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The horse drawn trams are definitely still operating. I have just been for a short Easter break on the island at the end of March and they were up and running on a daily timetable. You can pick up an information leaflet at... More
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johnhosty
27 February 2017|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
I am sure it is about £3.00 per person. Well worth it.
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Christine M
29 April 2016|
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Response from ann4music | Reviewed this property |
An adult single ticket is £3 and £2 for a child. A day ticket is £6 adult and £3 child. Hope this helps. It is great experience!
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