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Groudle Glen Railway

Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
+44 1624 670453
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poor signposting

We gave up trying to find the station, signposting is confusing and at the start , next to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Honiton, United Kingdom
Lovely railway, stunning location, amazing views

From the entrance opposite the tram stop you think you step straight on board the train. Actually... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
+44 1624 670453
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Reviewed yesterday

We gave up trying to find the station, signposting is confusing and at the start , next to the road, it should state that access is steep and slippery in places and how far you have to walk to the station. Anyone with walking difficulties...More

Thank dragonara2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the entrance opposite the tram stop you think you step straight on board the train. Actually it takes 5-10 minutes walk through the most stunning glen (the sun was shining) the path is uneven in places but it's worth the walk. The train is...More

Thank Tomkinsbrown
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A wonderful team of people keeping this immaculate and special railway going. Little engine 'Sea Lion' took us through the glen and up the hill to the cafe on the head. Great views, yummy cakes and don't miss the history of the zoo.

Thank Nicky_S1968
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a well kept mini railway run by volunteers who keep the whole place looking great. It's all done out in a traditional style and has a restaurant and gift shop. There are some great views as well.

Thank Kev7545
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It's a small gauge railway, rescued by enthusiasts, which used to take tourists to a long gone zoo. Enthusiasm abounds and the railway is an enjoyable short ride. Your £4 day rover allows as many trips as you can manage; 2 year olds fall asleep...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a wonderful short steam train trip run by volunteers so the times are limited. At Christmas, new year and Easter they run special family events... Santa etc, ab lovely and much better value than the train from Douglas. The length of the journey...More

Thank Frederick126
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The railway is accessible via a walk through the lovely Groudle Glen, the walk is uneven and narrow in places but well worth the effort. The train ride is a short journey to the sea lion rocks tearooms and has great sea views on the...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Get off the Electrice tram that runs between Ramsey and Douglass at the Groudle Glen tram stop and the it is a walk through the Glen to the railway, which is run by volunteers. It runs most Sundays and occasional Wednesday so always check before...More

Thank GBOK01
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came across this attraction more by accident while on a walk and it was the best surprise of the weekend. The trip was a lovely ambling route through the forest and along the beautiful coastline. Stop at the cafe and then take the return...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 3 August 2016

For all small boys (and girls) the chance to explore a jungle walk and a fairy glen. Choose whichever suits. An adult is a good idea, so not quite so small people may join in and enjoy the wonderful, magical GROUDLE GLEN RAILWAY. Narrow in...More

Thank ladyscribe
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Andrew T
Is there disabled access
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