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Manx Electric Railway

The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
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"Very helpful staff"

A wonderful horse drawn tram ride that starts at the electric railway terminus and finishes in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
keithy104
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Very good.

Went on this railway a couple of times very enjoyable. If you have mobility problems beware of high... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul A
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“electric railway” (178 reviews)
“laxey wheel” (90 reviews)
“open carriage” (46 reviews)
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The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful horse drawn tram ride that starts at the electric railway terminus and finishes in Douglas town centre, but this is not just a pleasure ride, it traverses the whole of the promenade and can be used as public transport at a leisurely pace....More

Thank keithy104
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went on this railway a couple of times very enjoyable. If you have mobility problems beware of high steps, but conductors and drivers very helpful.

Thank Paul A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Ramsey on this little train today and it was lovey.The views you see are amazing of the coastline. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Nicola M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Does not get the 5 stars only due to the large price of using this Tram. 6 of use used this to go to the mountain during TT week from Douglas. Amazing views and nice tips on the local area via a speaker. And lovely...More

Thank remal963
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a novelty for us and it didn't disappoint, despite the cold and blustery weather. The staff were chirpy and helpful. Just make sure to wrap up well. We were in an open carriage and we were quite cold but well worth it for...More

1  Thank Dave O
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bargain get a rover ticket £16 and you can travel for miles Use it on the horsedrawn tram the buses the steam train Wrap up though even in summer its chilly on the electric railway They are open cars

1  Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are so many different types of train journey on the IOM and this one is a must do to incorporate it with the Snaefell railway. At the north end of the town , it takes you north all the way to Ramsey or halfway...More

1  Thank bantickr
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My little girl is just getting to the age when she understands things so she really wanted to go on the horsy! And she really enjoyed it. It was great for her to see the sights of the island properly and experience what the IoM...More

Thank Likestotravelallover
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very enjoyable journey to and from Ramsey with very helpful volunteers, but sometimes it seemed that travel groups had priority over individual travellers. It could be better organised with more forward planning for extra services or tram cars. Trips to Snaefell were...More

1  Thank rjbrooks2001
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic trip that was ruined by a rude member of staff. The ticket collector should really not be working with the public, what a shame, the weather was excellent & the views spectacular and we all went home feeling deflated. ( please note that this...More

1  Thank Menorca Pete
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RedJen2014
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.
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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
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hill504226
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.
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