Snaefell

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Thomas Edward Nicholson known as Eddie
Bridge Of Earn, UK232 contributions
Apr 2022
Off the mountain train and into the Snaefell cafe for tea. Pleasant service to a table with a good view of the mountain scenery. The homemade scones with cream and butter were reasonable in price and went down a treat.
Written May 16, 2022
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N H
Newton Le Willows, UK3,478 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
If you get the day right you can see for miles and the whole of the island. The train travel up is good fun with some great views of the island.
Be careful as it can get very windy and cold even if it’s nice at the bottom.
There is a good cafe at the top aswell as seats if you take your own food.
Written July 23, 2023
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Brodie Knibbs
Melbourne, Australia78 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
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 wait for a drink.
Written October 27, 2018
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work-arder
1 contribution
i think this cafe must be very eco-friendly as they obviously recycle the washing up water to make the hot chocolate and also can make one tea bag last all day.
Written April 6, 2012
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slciom
iom133 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
We decided to surprise H2B's father and book to go on the 'Sunset dinner' event at the top of snaefell. It was well worth it, cafe has been refurbished wonderfully, spacious and clean.. The food was lovely and the service spot on. The evening weather started well with good views, unfortunately by the time we were coming to leave it was very wet and windy but thats typical manx weather.
We had got the tram from the bungalow though had planned to get from laxey, quite relieved we hadnt would have made it quite a bit longer and we had already had a long day from travelling back from Ireland.
Written July 9, 2011
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wilmaberger
4 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
The railway was great. The staff friendly and helpful. The view was amazing. We thought we'd lunch at the top but what a mistake. The food was overpriced muck and the staff rude. I tried to complain but had a tirade of abuse thrown at me whilst holding my daughter. Really poor for something that could be spectacular. Only visit if you like ready meals that cost over a tenner. (Ready meal probably tastier)
Written June 28, 2015
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TheArchers15
Gloucester, UK399 contributions
Electric train to the top including a pause for passengers to photograph the Laxey Wheel. Visibility best on a sunny clear day. Views incredible at summit. Take a coat as it's chilly and windy even in summer. Good cafe at the top with friendly staff. Trains run frequently.
Written September 5, 2014
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Jacquib69
Letchworth Garden City, Herts2 contributions
Took the mountain tram up to the summit of Snaefell mountain on the first fine day of the holiday. The tram journey provided some nice scenery on the journey there and back. It was very windy at the top and not a lot to see as it was also cloudy. The shop at the top sold refreshments and there were a few boards around that showed the history of the mining and the tram/rail way. Best to go on a cloudless warm day to appreciate the views.
Written May 31, 2006
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murray_campbell250
Gunnislake, UK267 contributions
Jun 2019
Loved it, we could just make out Wales, England, Scotland & Ireland from the top. There was a cafe up the top and the usual touristy bits
Written September 15, 2019
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Geoff R
Stafford, UK377 contributions
Sep 2019
Try and time your visit when the weather is good and there is high or no cloud. The views from the top are spectacular but on a clear day you can see the mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland and Anglesey
Written September 9, 2019
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