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“Historic trip”

Manx Electric Railway
Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Douglas
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Historic trip”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful scenery, but pretty chilly and noisy. Certainly different and if you take the railway to the top of the mountain (Snaefell) you get to see the 5 kingdoms (Heaven, Wales, Scotland Nr Ireland and England). But be prepared to pay way over the odds for a cuppa (which you need to thaw out with). Tickets quite expensive too.

Visited August 2013
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Douglas, Isle of Man
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“An experiance but take a cushion”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

The rolling stock of the Manx Electric Railway is a trip into the past. Refurbishment has been carried out on one of the cars I have been in and it has been done to a very high standard. I have also travelled in a car that needs refurbishing. I say this as an umbrella is required inside when it rains! You may think that you are on a 'trip' as you looking down the length of the car as it moves along the track but do not be mistaken, the body of the car is indeed warping. Just watch the windows as the gaps in the frames close and open as we move along. My one big tip is this, take a cushion to sit on. The seats are unpadded wood and as I do not have an internal padded layer to sit on it soon becomes quite uncomfortable.

Visited October 2013
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nottingham
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“Victorian history comes alive”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The car that we travelled on was built in 1899. The trip to Ramsey from Douglas was a really great experience, and people that we spoke to on the trip said that although they were not particularly rail enthusiasts, they loved it - not to be missed !

Visited October 2013
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Okotoks, Canada
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“Excellent transportation option”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spent a few days in the Isle of Man in October - one of our best buys was a "Explorer Pass"
it gave us a few days passage on bus/train/tram so we did not worry about car rentals etc.
Using the pass we took the Electric Railway from Douglas to Ramsey - it is unchanged from when we rode on it when I was a kid almost 50 years ago. A very picturesque and leisurely way to see the countryside - took about an hour to do the trip which is about 17 miles - we highly recommend this as one of the transport modes on the IOM.

Visited October 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“it was wet BUT.......”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

we loved the picturesque climb up - sadly when we got there it was a gale force wind and rain - but we still were so glad we did it! It was so peaceful gently going up with lovely views of the Laxey wheel on the way, a must!

Visited October 2013
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