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Manx Electric Railway

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Address: The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
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Stunning coastal scenery between Laxey & Ramsey.

Many visitors on the Manx Electric Railway travel from Douglas to Laxey, and then perhaps up the Snaefell Mountain Railway. However, in my opinion, the best bit of the Railway... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Al Q
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many visitors on the Manx Electric Railway travel from Douglas to Laxey, and then perhaps up the Snaefell Mountain Railway. However, in my opinion, the best bit of the Railway line is the 12 or so miles between Laxey and Ramsey... the route winds along a rocky coastline, travels at the top of steep cliffs, through narrow green wooded glens,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A mate and I after many Isle of Man visits decided to go on the Electric railway up to the Snaefell summit, fantastic views at the top and an interesting journey.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good lovely safe trip and plenty to see out the windows on Tram . Will Deffo be going again . Taking the rest of family with me 😊

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Thank Fi W
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train runs along the promenade between the buildings and the ocean front. Plenty of stops to get off or on.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went all over the island and didn't stop laughing we had a fantastic day . Would definitely recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rode on the MER as part of the Douglas Horse Tram gala and it was all very enjoyable especially on some of the nicer days we were there when we had the most wonderful views of the bay as we approached Onchan and beyond. Delightful really, and when you live in a busy, noisy city like London it is these... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

enjoyed the trip and information on the way. Wasn't impressed with the tea in the café, it was an icy cold day and the much needed cup of tea was not drinkable.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this out for old times sake but it would have been better if staff organised the passengers better. The carriages were packed and while most passengers sat four per bench, some selfishly spread themselves out three per bench, stopping others getting on and staff didn't bother. A young family were disappointed to be left behind.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The MER is simply for tourists. The locals don't really use it as it is far too expensive. I live in Laxey and I can get a day return to douglas for a fiver using the bus and it is so much faster. The MER single journey will cost you a fiver... It is barmy really. Still I used it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to see the coastal scenery between Douglas and Ramsey. A bit rickety but thats all part of the charm.

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