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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

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Address: Douglas
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A great way to see the bay

Lovely historical experience and a great way to see the bay but it is a little smelly sometimes. Well worth taking the trip though.

Reviewed August 24, 2016
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Lovely historical experience and a great way to see the bay but it is a little smelly sometimes. Well worth taking the trip though.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Douglas Bay Horse Drawn Trams have been operating since Victorian times and are delightful. They run the full length of the promenade and are a perfect start to reach the Manx Electric Railway. They were recently threatened with closure owing to operating costs; however, the Manx Government intervened and they have been given a two year reprieve

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

You can go up and down the promenade as often as you like. I was told that the horses love the work and only work a couple of hours a day. Excellent for children. Probably not that good on a cold and rainy day.

Thank Madeleine S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This just feels so nostalgic, even although it's from before I was born, it's the best way to get along Douglas promenade. And even if you aren't on board, the steady clop of hooves adds to the atmosphere that is seaside

Thank Andy J
Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We used this quite a lot even for the short journey from the ferry terminus to out hotel. Using the GO card made it a cheap and enjoyable way to travel.

Thank Richard B
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Just come back from the Isle of Man, we used the horse trams on numerous occasions, also visited the stables a couple of times. All of our party enjoyed the experience. The horse trams also provide a very important link from the electric railway to the town centre.

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely and fantastic experience that takes you along the 2 1/2 miles of Douglas Promenade. The trams are a real price of history in working order and pleasure to take a ride on. The trams will connect you the Electric trams and the Sea Terminal in Douglas.

Thank George R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Firstly Amazing to see something as old as this still being used I never seen this anywhere else Runs to a good timetable Horses seem to be well cared for I am not particularly an animal lover I am sure others would be more vocal about animal cruelty I just thought it was nice to see

Thank Jason P
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

Travel like they did in bygone days. It was great going up and down the prom by house drawn tram. Loved every minute of it, people are so nice and friendly.

Thank Angela A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 19, 2016

It's as much a part of Douglas as the trams are to Blackpool. It's a pleasure to ride the Horse Tram and a pleasure to see/hear them on Douglas Promenade. Long may they survive!

Thank Julie H

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