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Groudle Glen Railway

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Address: Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
Phone Number: 1624 670453

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Great spot with lovely views.

The railway is accessible via a walk through the lovely Groudle Glen, the walk is uneven and narrow in places but well worth the effort. The train ride is a short journey to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Andrew S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The railway is accessible via a walk through the lovely Groudle Glen, the walk is uneven and narrow in places but well worth the effort. The train ride is a short journey to the sea lion rocks tearooms and has great sea views on the way. The tea rooms provide snacks, cakes tea and coffee etc. There is inside and... More 

Thank Andrew S
Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get off the Electrice tram that runs between Ramsey and Douglass at the Groudle Glen tram stop and the it is a walk through the Glen to the railway, which is run by volunteers. It runs most Sundays and occasional Wednesday so always check before you go. The walk through the Glen is pleasant but the ground in uneven and... More 

Thank GBOK01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this attraction more by accident while on a walk and it was the best surprise of the weekend. The trip was a lovely ambling route through the forest and along the beautiful coastline. Stop at the cafe and then take the return journey home. An excellent trip and a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours... More 

Thank Dan G
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For all small boys (and girls) the chance to explore a jungle walk and a fairy glen. Choose whichever suits. An adult is a good idea, so not quite so small people may join in and enjoy the wonderful, magical GROUDLE GLEN RAILWAY. Narrow in gauge it might be, but wide in appeal it is. The station buildings appear through... More 

Thank ladyscribe
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Operted by volunteers this little railway is splendid. The care and quality of the operation is remarkable. The volunteers are a really happy bunch. Last time I visited here it was still a footpatch with a few old bits of line left behind to show it was once a railway. What a transformation. In places the old line has been... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This railway only operates on a Sunday so we were determined to do it on our weeks holiday as last time we didn't discover it until it was too late! Lovely little train and great views and history. The little cafe at the end was good too, some lovely ladies serving. It was raining a bit but didn't spoil the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Came across this railway by accident, saw the signs from the Manx Electric Railway and decided to visit. Very glad that I did, this is a hidden gem, not on the usual tourist trail but well worth a visit. The views are amazing and the cafe at the end of the end of the line is well worth visiting (coffee... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This railway is only short but full of character and extremely friendly. It was misty on the day I visited but having seen the area previously there is some nice scenery to be seen. There are also nice walks in the area. Well worth a visit.

Thank MSB1802
Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

A must for any family with Thomas crazy children. On the one and only Island of Sodor you have to take a train ride and Groundless has stunning views and great charm.

Thank WelSmartMuma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

We booked on the train Easter Sunday as part of our sightseeing trip. The queues were pretty big but well worth the wait - Although it was the Easter Bunny Trains ( the children and adults were loving it). The walk to the station through the Glen is beautiful, it is a bit of a walk and not ideal for... More 

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