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Groudle Glen Railway

Douglas, United Kingdom
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Franceska D wrote a review Oct 2021
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These little trains are a gloriously bright addition to the beautiful countryside of the island. Views of the beach from Groudle station are wonderful as well.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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GRAHAM C wrote a review Oct 2021
Dunton Green, United Kingdom736 contributions401 helpful votes
If on the Manx Electric Railway from Douglas to Laxey look out for Groudle Glen Railway stop ( access by the main road as well ). This quaint little gem is professionally run by volunteers but only on Sundays between 10.00 -16.00 hours. Access is by a winding path through a wooded glen along the banks of a lovely stream which has its own little version of the The Laxey Wheel. The 10 min downhill walk will bring you to the main station of the railway. Its beautifully built carriages and engines will take you further through the wood until it reaches the cliffs and then onwards to the Sea Lion Cafe at its terminus. Believe it or not the cliffs below used to house a Victorian Zoo which included polar bears!!! Wonderful, peaceful scenic views. Its advertised as the only railway that takes you UP TO THE COAST. Perfect.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Sue Nash wrote a review Sep 2021
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Great day out, well worth the trip. The volunteers are friendly and helpful and the cafe caters for all needs. The views are spectacular as you travel through woodland and along the coastline.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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curlytail55 wrote a review Sep 2021
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom389 contributions176 helpful votes
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Travelled via the excellent Groudle Glen Railway to the sea lion tearoom at the terminus. Only 0.75 mile long but beautiful journey, winding through wooded glen perched on a rocky cliff (not frightening) and bursting out onto cliff top with wonderful sea views. See where the old Victorian zoo was and although they only serve cakes and drinks in the smart cafe it is very nice to sit inside or out. After our return to the main station we continued the lovely path in the bottom of the glen to the sea. The volunteers have worked so hard to achieve this. Our travel pass covered us for this trip. Check times as it only runs on a Sunday I believe. Don't miss it.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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SandrS10 wrote a review Sep 2021
Goole, United Kingdom92 contributions42 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic morning spent here. The volunteers were very friendly and helpful, gave us a brief history of the line. The journey itself was very good, and had a lovely cup of tea at the end
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Date of experience: September 2021
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