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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

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Great Fun

Riding along the prom on the horse tramway was great fun. Very frequent and under cover. Much more interesting than in a car. Very historic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Hove, United Kingdom
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Hove, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Riding along the prom on the horse tramway was great fun. Very frequent and under cover. Much more interesting than in a car. Very historic.

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Adelaide
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Just loved going up and down on the "toast rack" how good was that. I really hope they don't get rid of this attraction as I think it's a MUST for visitors.

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Isle of Man
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It is unusual to see an attraction like this these days....most attractions that lose money close down! It is quite novel though to be pulled along a main road behind a horse though....quite expensive though. Recommended if you are visiting the Isle of Man

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Do people travel to the Isle of Man because of the opportunity to be dragged along the 'prom' by old horses who leave their feces on the road? I think not. We poor taxpayers subsidize this huge loss maker and the sooner those poor horses are put out to pasture, the better. What's even worse, is that I am disabled... More 

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Leeds, England
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A horse tram ride across Douglas Promenade (and back!) is not to be missed when visiting the Isle of Man in the summer months. Rolls back the years and at a leisurely pace. As a previous entry has commented they are not running in 2015 and that is correct as they are removing the tram lines, resurfacing the promenade road... More 

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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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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8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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