Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

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john m
54 contributions
Wonderful
Nov 2021 • Couples
Unfortunately this time i was there late in year so closed, also prom has been under repair for 3 years, but when finished will be good.
The trams are a living part of history.
Horses extremely well looked after
Lovely way to see sea front and bay.
The heart of the lovely isle of man
Written November 13, 2021
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Alanthebairn
Falkirk, UK868 contributions
Not Running
Aug 2021
Disappointingly, due to the renovation of the promenade which the locals are up in arms about and seems to have been going on and on and on and seem far from completed, this service isn't running. I see from other reviews this has been the case for a long time! And probably will for a long time to come.
Written August 22, 2021
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Weepoobum
Manchester, UK35 contributions
Trams not running due to extensive Promenade roadworks (Summer 2021)
Aug 2021 • Family
I'm rating it as 5 stars, on previous experience, but sadly due to roadworks, we were told that the tramway WOULD NOT BE RUNNING this season.

The depot looks lovely and clean and they allowed us to look at the trams etc - but there was nothing on their website to say the trams weren't running, so we had a bit of a wasted journey.
Written August 9, 2021
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,909 contributions
Great disappointment
Jul 2021
We were looking forward to having a ride on a horse tram but, due to the never-ending construction work along the promenade, the service is currently suspended. However, we were lucky enough to find the tram shed open on one morning so we were able to have a close look at all the trams. Do the powers-that-be realise just how much goodwill they have lost because the horse trams are not running? For us, it had been one of the main attractions.
Written July 21, 2021
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ian craven
Leeds, UK31 contributions
travel in style
Apr 2020
horse-drawn tramway so quiet with no pollution a green and clean way to enjoy the trip around the bay and seafront of the capital of Douglas when you leave the tram you can say thank you to the horse who only makes to trips a day because of animal welfare
Written March 21, 2021
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Natalie P
3 contributions
Well worth it
Dec 2019 • Family
Horses are very well looked after and a thoroughly excellent experience. Good way to see the beauty of the Douglas coastline.
Written November 27, 2020
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evie666
Douglas, UK172 contributions
Fun way to travel
Jun 2019 • Family
I took my 2 grandsons for a trip along the promenade on the horse tram. The staff are helpful if you have a pram & they also allowed the elder of the 2 boys to sit up at the front which he enjoyed
Written January 7, 2020
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brettMerimbula
Greater Sydney, Australia102 contributions
Not sure if this attraction is worthwhile at present
Aug 2019
I had last travelled on the IOM horse drawn tram way back in 1952, when the trams journeyed along the whole length of the promenade. However this time the tram travelled only five hundred metres but I felt that I must have a ride for old tmes' sake: and to let my wife experience a little bit of what I had been so excited about when I was sixteen.
Yes it was just the same as I remembered, including the smell of horse manure along the track. Look it may only have been a return trip of a thousand metres but it was worthwhile just to hear the laughter and shouts of joy from the children.
It is a debatable whether the attraction is worthwhile during the major roadwork repairs are underway. Perhaps just for the children it is worthwhile.
Written October 14, 2019
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tony b
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Isle of Man Horse Tramway
Sep 2019 • Solo
Situated on Douglas Bay this is a unique survivor from the Victorian era. Be warned that due to current promenade rebuilding works the service is restricted both in length and frequency.Work is likely to carry on for another couple of years but it is still worth doing. You can use your Freedom card on this. Recommended.
Written October 14, 2019
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Dave
7 contributions
Enjoyably different
Sep 2019 • Solo
Something a little different, even though the tramway. Is operating only over part of the route for the next couple of years due to the work on the seafront, it is still something different.

The care for the horses was second to none, and the service very good.
Written October 11, 2019
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