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Address: Laxey
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UpperMost Experience on the IOM (Unless you're a TT racer of course!)

This trip is a bargain. Great great fun and stunning awe inspiring beauty and power of nature. What's not to like about an out of the box adventure, that includes history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bleuemoon2
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip is a bargain. Great great fun and stunning awe inspiring beauty and power of nature. What's not to like about an out of the box adventure, that includes history, rustic charm, and the stunning natural beauty and views of the Isle of Man. We've gone on this 1895 train to the top of Snaefell for 3 years in... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rode the electric railway to the top. Very glad we took the advice to wear warm clothing. At the summit a westerly gale was blowing, not been so cold for years. Very warm in the cafe.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But only on a clear day! We were very lucky on the day we came up; there was a strong north wind which​ kept the mist away so we had a great view in all directions. The cafe is good with excellent hot chocolate, complete with the Legs of Man in chocolate sprinkles! There's a good range of hot meals... More 

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Laxey to visit the wheel, it would make sense to take the mountain railway from Laxey station up to Snaefell and reach the highest point of the island. The scenic journey up the mountain takes about 30 minutes, and provides you with about half an hour at the summit. If the weather is good, you are... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely way to spend a hour and a half...or longer if you choose. Take the Electric Train from Douglas, as we did, or from Ramsey to Laxey and catch the Snaefell Train up this mountain. If as me you interested in the TT race track (road) you are going to cross it. Its unbelievable the bikes travel at... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great way to get to the top of the Island and the views were stunning. However you need to pick your day - any mist and your trip will not be as worthwhile - our day was sunny and very blustery at the top. The tram was well run and on time but expect it to be... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Fun way to get up the highest mountain on the Isle of Man. Climb aboard an old Mountain Tramway carriage in Laxey and after a steady 30 minute climb up a scenic valley you reach the summit if Snaefell. Best done on a clear day for excellent views to wards Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Can be very windy at the... More 

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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

The weather was fine in Laxey and for most of the way up even at Bungalow Station. Got to the top and you could see nothing and it was cold and windy. Difficult to say anything above average. The train journey was pleasant enough though and worthwhile.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

I walked up from the Bungalow Station while my friends caught the tram from there to the top. It was nearly a mile to the top but well worth it once up there even though some parts are very steep to walk. Make sure you pack some warm clothes because it's quite cold at the top! The cafe at the... More 

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Reviewed November 17, 2016

What a contrast, have been up here 3 times now, never once seen the four kingdoms, England, Scotland, Ireland and the Kingdom of the sea. Sorry Wales you are a principality. You can leave Laxey in brilliant sunshire and end up at athe top in high winds and freezing clouds. But a warm coffee or hot chocolate await so it... More 

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