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Foggy but exhilarating

I ran up Snaefell, stopped for a bit on the top where it was extremely windy and then headed back... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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A bit of a climb from the road but so worthwhile

The path up from the road is well worn so you won't get lost. the views are stunning and the... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I ran up Snaefell, stopped for a bit on the top where it was extremely windy and then headed back down on the mountain tram way. All around good experience but the restaurant at the top had slow moving queues so I decided not to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank brodieknibbs
Reviewed October 25, 2018

The path up from the road is well worn so you won't get lost. the views are stunning and the observation point has many points to look for. A must do, if you cannot walk up then take the train.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Extensive views from the summit (on a clear day). You’ll need to take a short walk from the station to reach the high point. The cafe is nothing special, but is a refuge from the cold wind.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Hasherd
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Took the electric railway from Laxey to Snaefell. Just lovely. Super cafe at the top and stunning views. Very windy! Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 168ja
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Snaefell, at 2037’ is the highest summit on the Isle of Man so is a magnet for the ‘baggers’. You can walk up, but most people ‘cheat’ and take the tram from Laxey. On a clear day the views from the top are fantastic -...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank EESW1
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We caught the train to Laxey & joined a big queue for the snaefell trip. A lot more people got on than I expected as the 2 conductors went out of their way to ensure every seat was filled. There was recorded info on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The tram to the top is a lot of fun. The supper was good. Enjoyed the food and service was great. Views were rubbish! Scenic fog! But that can’t be helped. I’d still do it again!! And maybe we’d be luckier with the weather!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gingerjo1973
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Visiting family in IOM my eldest son decided a climb up Snaefell would be good. Being almost 62 and not the fittest of people I went ahead. Had to stop a few times to get my breath and give my shin muscles a rest (Yes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Playedlynny
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Its easy to visit here by using the Electric Railway to go up the mountain. Once here the views are amazing - possible to see 4 countries of the UK on a good day, although the weather can change very quickly from sun to rain....More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Russell S
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Aexcellent trip to summit of snafell, the train stops by Lady Wheel for some great views. On a good clear day the views are impressive from the summit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 21, 2017|
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Response from Alan A | Reviewed this property |
well its not on the train but in the summit restaurant. the trains no wider then 3 1/2 bottoms 4 is a squash so no room im aware of for dinning car. cant recommend the dinner experience enough but you do need to book... More
January 28, 2017|
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Response from Mcfcian | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, unless you go when the railway is running I do not think you could get to the to. It is a mountain.
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January 13, 2017|
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Response from coach_driver39 | Reviewed this property |
At a nice steady pace you should make it there and back in 3 hrs enjoy your walk.