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Manx Electric Railway

The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
+44 1624 662525
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Worth the experience even on the rain

You have to do it, even if the view was disrupted by the weather. Don't expect modern trains but... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
Hampshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
a must ride

This was a lovely ride and carriages were clean. You could ride inside or outside. This is a must... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
Northampton, United Kingdom
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The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
+44 1624 662525
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Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

You have to do it, even if the view was disrupted by the weather. Don't expect modern trains but appreciate the history

Thank FR02JDR
Reviewed June 27, 2017

This was a lovely ride and carriages were clean. You could ride inside or outside. This is a must ride.

Thank lady487
Reviewed June 27, 2017

no trouble finding the right tram, they was all together, if you missed one then only 30mins for the next

Thank bubblysue2017
Reviewed June 26, 2017

A hark back to Victorian days. Fantastic to think that the carriage we were in was built in the last few years of the 1800s. Built to last. Amazing journey.

Thank Brenda O
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant, took the train to the top a Snaefell. Highly recommended . Great way to explore the island. Got off at Laxey, walked down to a very quaint harbour.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Friendly staff and a very scenic trip up the mountain on the electric tram. Real party feel on board. Cafe at top a bonus

Thank chrisecart
Reviewed June 22, 2017

This vintage electric railway is a must for any transport enthusiast. The Victorians certainly know how to build things to last! You also have the choice of the indoor powered car or the open trailer - depending on the temperature and weather, that's a nice...More

Thank Subwebman
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We travelled by this train twice during our stay, once to the Laxey Wheel and once to Ramsey. The trips took us back in time - gave us plenty of time to savour the view! The service was much busier at the weekend.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed June 21, 2017

These carriages mostly over 100 years old are not to be missed. Great journey from Douglas to Ramsey. Get off at Laxey to use the Snafell railway.

Thank Neil A
Reviewed June 20, 2017

When in Douglas this is a must do as that and the horse draw tram are links to slow pace of life. Only took the tram to Laxey but still worth it.

Thank Nicholas M
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March 24, 2017|
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Response from palace15 | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy to move about and at times either side, on the way 'up' I would say the right hand side, to get a good view of the Laxey wheel.
Becci M
January 11, 2016|
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Response from Sheila A | Reviewed this property |
We paid £16 each The ticket took us to Laxey on the train from Douglas. We changed at Laxey onto the Snaefell Railway and after a roam on the mountain we took the train back Laxey and then on to Douglas. We then used it to... More
November 3, 2015|
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Response from nermal12 | Reviewed this property |
Hope you find the information that you are looking for. Whatever happens, this is a great attraction, not to be missed.