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Address: Douglas Head, Douglas

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View from on high

Want to see Douglas in all its glory, then go here and view the whole of Douglas bay from up high. From here you can see all the places of interest

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Trevor G
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only open on a limited basis so check so as not to be disappointed. Run by volunteers who are very informative - great fun

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Courtenay, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the view from the cross at the top of the hill but that is not why we went up there. The tourist info. center told us it would be open, the sign said that it would be open, someone came out of there and offered to let my brother in before he closed it and walked away and... More 

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Thank DWC1957
Rugby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Want to see Douglas in all its glory, then go here and view the whole of Douglas bay from up high. From here you can see all the places of interest

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Thank Trevor G
London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In an out in less than 5 minutes. Nothing worth writing home about. Mirrors and telescope captures pictures from outside.

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Thank Ashok M
Swansea, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely views from Douglas head. Good opportunity to take photos of the whole bay and watch the ferries arrive and depart

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Thank AlannaLew
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I had only seen one of these on Midsummer Murders so was really excited to visit the attraction. It is only open 11.00- 16.00 Saturday and 11.00 - 1.00 Sunday £2.00 admission. Well worth a visit

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Thank pauline m
Derby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

if you put your self in the place of a victorian visitor who had never seen colour pictures before let alone moving colur pictures this must have amazed them

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Thank murdoch62
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

My other half grew up on the island and the last few times we've been over, I asked what the green thing is on Dougie head near to the lighthouse. I looked it up myself to learn it is a Victorian attraction where by mirrors are used to reflect images from around the bay and harbour on to boards inside.... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

I really don't get this. It looks attractive from the outside, but I really don't see the point of standing in the dark, looking at really poor images of the bay, when one can simply stand outside in the sunshine and see it properly.

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Thank 300andrew
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

A quirky little piece of history unchanged in 30 years for only £2 you can see a victorian attraction and see some great views of douglas

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Thank Rick G

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