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Manx Electric Railway

The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
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Great fun and good views

We loved the old tram cars and tried out a few on journeys from Douglas to Laxey (sit on the right... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reading, United Kingdom
Great views

Thought the whole thing was very good, fantastic views along the way & some lovely little stations... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Launceston, United Kingdom
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The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved the old tram cars and tried out a few on journeys from Douglas to Laxey (sit on the right hand side if you can for the view), up to Snaefell (again best views from the right hand side until you reach the bungalow...More

Thank P_Aldrich2013
Reviewed yesterday

Thought the whole thing was very good, fantastic views along the way & some lovely little stations. I imagine it's pretty chaotic in main holiday season & there were lots of people even in mid July.

Thank PJ777
Reviewed yesterday

Make sure to wear proper dressings as if its windy or raining it can be awkward thought if its raining there are carriages with enclosed windows

Thank prabhulaldamji
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had purchased travel cards at the airport so all modes of transport were included. We caught the electric train from Douglas to Lacey, a relaxing and nostalgic way to travel. Staff were all so friendly and the driver explained the age and the controls...More

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Do sit in the cabin the other seats are uncomfortable. The twist and turns of this journey bring superb views

Thank merrycroft
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must if in Douglas but either go early or after lunch to avoid parties. The ride to Ramsey is a must and go in the the open coaches.

Thank michaeldb
Reviewed 5 days ago

This has to be one of the best tram rides anywhere! Scenery is fantastic and the century old cars are in good condition. Particularly love the Ramsey-Laxey section, which many people don't do.

Thank DesboradoTim
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth doing especially if you have youngsters as it is something they will not have a chance to do elsewhere. The scenery is lovely and the train was very clean. It was a cool day when we went so went in covered carrages.

Thank lottie49
Reviewed 6 days ago

The 3 or 5 day pass is well worth the money and saves time and effort purchasing single tickets. Can be used for as many journeys as you want.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just had a week in the Isle of Man and had a trip (which is a must) on the Manx Electric railway, first to Laxy and here change for the Snaefell mountain railway, once at the top of the mountain the views are indeed amazing,...More

Thank Alan R
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25 March 2017|
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Response from palace15 | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy to move about and at times either side, on the way 'up' I would say the right hand side, to get a good view of the Laxey wheel.
Becci M
12 January 2016|
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Response from Sheila A | Reviewed this property |
We paid £16 each The ticket took us to Laxey on the train from Douglas. We changed at Laxey onto the Snaefell Railway and after a roam on the mountain we took the train back Laxey and then on to Douglas. We then used it to... More
3 November 2015|
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Response from nermal12 | Reviewed this property |
Hope you find the information that you are looking for. Whatever happens, this is a great attraction, not to be missed.