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“Steaming through the Manx Countryside”

Isle of Man Bus and Rail
Ranked #1 of 43 things to do in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Other
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Steaming through the Manx Countryside”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

I love steam locomotives and the staff are very friendly. This is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle; whilst enjoying the Manx countryside.

Visited July 2013
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“Isle of Man Steam Railway”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Excellent example of Steam Trains Dating from 1879 the youngest engine being purchased 1910. this narrow gauge railway is a must

Visited May 2013
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“Chuff back in time”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This train service is a great living museum. It's kept alive running on a glorious scenic railway line from Douglas to Port Erin. It's loved by young and old for disabled travellers it is a little difficult to get on the train but the staff are very friendly and will help you get on board. There is two excellent cafés one at each end of the line. The biggest set back is you can always tell when someone has been on the the old train is their face is covered in black spots from the soot of the steam engine. This may be an old fashioned form of transport but they keep up with modern themes. At certain times of the year the railway offers various themed events and are great fun. The Restraunt cars have been recently refurbished and you can now enjoy a dining experience. Excellent parking and easy access is available at either end, with a small but interesting museum at the port Erin end of the track. This is one tourist event highly recommend as it appeals to all.

Visited December 2012
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
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“A trip back in time with wonderful scenery”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Well worth a trip on this lovely steam train. The kids would really enjoy it. We did and we are ancient! The train travels through wonderful scenery, hills and valleys and fantastic sea views.
You can stop at Ballasalla, Castletown or go right through to Port Erin. Fabulous.

Visited August 2013
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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“A journey by Steam Train”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Steam train in the Isle of Man offers a great fun trip. There are various stations, so you can hop on and off especially if you have an Explorer ticket

Visited June 2013
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