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Summerhill Glen

Summerhill Road, Douglas
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Didn't know this place was here. Found it late one evening and were a bit unsure whether to... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
Not like I remember it from the 70s

I was a little sad to see how the glen has changed and gone into decline over the years. It's still... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Summerhill Road, Douglas
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Didn't know this place was here. Found it late one evening and were a bit unsure whether to explore. So glad we did. Lovely to see the children running around looking at all the lights. A truely magical place.

Thank Newforestpat
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I was a little sad to see how the glen has changed and gone into decline over the years. It's still an enjoyable little half hour amble with lovely views across the bay but the magical aspect with the fairies etc has sadly gone. Not...More

1  Thank swalsh1970
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is easy to walk to from the main Douglas hotels (at the electric railway end of the promenade). The illuminations have made the glen beautiful at dusk and given more of a reason to visit it. Not too long or hard a walk.

Thank Notsogrumpytim
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Who would have thought that just a couple of minutes walk from Douglas prom, you would find this little place! We arrived at the entrance of summer hill glen not really knowing what to expect. On entering the gate, we climbed the steps up to...More

Thank Lancashire55
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were in the Isle of Man for the August horse tram festival and saw posters for the Summerhill Glen illuminations so we went in one evening once it got dark enough, to find out what was going on. A nice little excursion and lots...More

Thank LondonBoomerang2
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Best time to take a stroll through the glen is between 8-30 and 11-30 at night to see it all light up.

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

During our family holiday we took our children to Summerhill Glen after a meal at The Terminus pub. We arrived at about 8pm, just as it was getting dark and our 2 children (age 10 & 6) loved it, particularly our 6 year old daughter...More

Thank Mr_A_73
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went to the Summerhill Glen for a late night stroll and was not disappointed A stream running through the glen sets the atmosphere as the lights dance all around. I found myself unable to decide where to look at times! Worth a visit if you...More

Thank Harriet E
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Always worth a visit. Tranquil walks, tumbling waters. Not for the infirm as it is very steep in places.

Thank cjtayl0r
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Is not the best Glen you can see in the Isle of Man, but as is so close to Douglas, is perfect for the daily run, or the odd relax in a day with 1 hour spare time.

Thank Fredsail
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22 November 2015|
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Response from AlyBee2013 | Reviewed this property |
As far a I am aware they are. There is no-one checking at either end of the glen and we have certainly seen people walking their dogs. Hope that helps and that you enjoy it!
15 October 2015|
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Response from AlyBee2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. They are as follows: 1st August to 31st August - 8pm to 12.30am 1st September to 30th November - 7.30pm to 12.30am 1st December to 6th January for Christmas switch on - 4.30pm to 10.30pm. Hope that helps.
2 September 2015|
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Response from TimRideout | Reviewed this property |
The official times for 2015/16 are: Lighting up times are; 1st August - 30th August 8.00pm to 12.30am 1st September - 30th November 7.30pm to 12.30am Christmas switch on 1st December - 6th January 4.30pm to 10.30pm