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Groudle Glen Railway

Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
+44 1624 670453
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Brilliant, even on a rainy day

Thoroughly enjoyable half day. Lovely walk along the river to the lovingly restored little station... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great little railway in a beautiful setting.

A great little railway in a beautiful setting. Run by enthusiastic volunteers, who are all... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable half day. Lovely walk along the river to the lovingly restored little station, then a short train ride to the cliff top cafe also run by volunteers. We were lucky enough to be shown the new engine which is being built from scratch,...More

Thank SuzygirlMacclesfield
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A great little railway in a beautiful setting. Run by enthusiastic volunteers, who are all knowledgeable and keen to show you round. A lot of work is going on to improve the short track along the valley and round to the new café on the...More

Thank nigelmeadows47
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A marvelous little line. Friendly volunteers, stunning views and immaculately turned out engines and carriages. A must visit attraction when on the island, I'd highly recommend this to anyone

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A iconic little railway with a walk down and up so be prepared for a walk in the woods. Lovely views from the top after a short ride. Sunny day when we went with live music at the top. Family friendly, cafe very accommodating with...More

Thank travelmikey
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Groudle is one of the must see attractions on the Island. The journey may be short but it is well worth a visit as the sea views are stunning and the train journey very enjoyable! Little coffee shop at the end has breath-taking views out...More

Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A walk through the woods of Groudle Glen is attractive in itself. Added to this is the opportunity on both Sundays and Wednesday evenings during the summer to take a short trip on the volunteer run railway. Special events are held at Christmas and Easter....More

Thank Gastronome1000
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful little railway which has been lovingly restored by volunteers to a very high standard. It is spotlessly clean and the locomotives and carriages are a delight to behold. It is only a short journey to the cafe but there are some...More

Thank nelly_norman
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We went on a Wednesday evening, which they open 7pm to 9pm in the summer, otherwise it is just open on a Saturday. It's just a 10 minute ride on the little train, hauled by a cute little original steam engine, to the tea rooms...More

Thank P_Aldrich2013
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A Fantastic little Gem to visit. Beautiful walk down the Glen, hop onto a Steam train up to the sea. Staff were fantastically Friendly. If I lived there I would not hesitate to Volunteer. Keep up the good work folks. We will be back.

Thank George N
Reviewed 15 July 2017

There are quite a few railways to visit on the Isle of Man and this was by far my favourite. Not only does it preserve an aspect of the island's tourist history but the view is stunning. The staff are all exceptionally friendly as well....More

Thank magicmegtraveller
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Andrew T
13 July 2016|
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Response from Alex B | Property representative |
There is no direct disabled access yet were afraid due to the nature of the railway being located in a natural Glen. We can organise access closer to the railway by arrangement in advance, if you wish to organise this please... More