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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Douglas
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Other
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Type: Trams, Other
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We enjoyed the slow, relaxed pace of the tramway, taken between using the Manx Electric Railway and the Manx Steam Railway. We'd recommend this to all island visitors.

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SW London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Absolutely disgusting that horses are used to draw a tram. Horses should be living a happy life in the counhtry or in stables with a field to run around in free and stress free. We should stop using horses as work things. I will never go back to the Isle of Man while they have these horse drawn trams. It... More 

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

They run up and down the sea front at Douglas and are probably unique, the kids will love them ( as do adults ). the bad news is I believe they will not be running in 2105...check it out before you visit

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Oxford
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you can stand speeding along at about 4mph, this is the way to see Douglas' Promenade. We hear that the Horse-drawn trams won't be running for a year, or so, because the track is being taken up & relaid to one side as a single-line. Seems like the motor-car wins again.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I bought an Isle of Man saver ticket for all public transport. We could jump on and off the horse-drawn trams whenever we liked. We really made the most of this and traveled up and down Douglas bay almost every day during our stay. The horses are lovely gentle creatures and the tram conductors were helpful and... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Douglas Horse Trams are not just a bite of history, they are an integral part of the unique character of the island's capital. Though there are many less daily trips than there were "back in the day", the fact the the Isle of Man Government is still prepared to subsidise the horse trams is a major plus. It hopefully... More 

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Each time we visit Isle of Man we always make a point of taking a ride on the Horse Trams. It's lovely to sit back and take in the scenery and a great way to get up and down a very long promenade.

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clitheroe
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

always loved the horse trams (and yes, the horses are well cared for - go visit the rest home) sadly these was the last weekend for the horse trams and they will not be running next year - end of an era

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was great and we enjoyed it. I asked for a look round the stables and made very welcome. The horses go up and down the promenade twice and then changed which was good.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This a lovely way to travel along the Douglas Promenade. Next year it wont be available so with only a week left of the season anybody who can should take the opportunity to ride along,

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