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Summerhill Glen

Summerhill Road, Douglas
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Impressive walk through illuminated forest

Summerhill Glen was definitely the biggest surprise of my trip. I saw pictures before going there... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Prague, Czech Republic
Wasn't Expecting This in the Middle of a Busy Town

Lovely glen in the middle of Douglas/Onchan, quite hard to find as there are virtually no signs... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Ian B
Cumbria Lake District.
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Summerhill Road, Douglas
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Summerhill Glen was definitely the biggest surprise of my trip. I saw pictures before going there and knew what to expect, but seeing pictures doesn't compare to actually being there and walking down the glen. You just have to be there and experience it. Simple...More

1  Thank tompaulman
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Lovely glen in the middle of Douglas/Onchan, quite hard to find as there are virtually no signs leading to it - Why? Even the entrance is very miss-able! As with all the Manx Glens, it is free. You would never have though you were in...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Visited out of season bit wet and needing some T L C. Should be good when lit up later in season. Good fun for the little ones.

1  Thank gem88_13
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Visited today 41 years on from my last visit. A magical little place with waterfalls and fairies. Might be a little difficult for anyone with mobility problems due to steep slopes a and steps

Thank Shirley Ann P
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Wow what a find, noticed this was advertised in local paper but needed to ask directions as a little hard to find. But once found it was a lovely walk with our dog plus lovely light display (go once getting dusk to be able to...More

Thank wendy E
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I used to come here all the time when I was younger and still do the annual Christmas light walk through. It's seriously deteriorated with regards to the lighting themes and displays which is such a shame! Although it is good use of recycling but...More

Thank ManxCatMeow
Reviewed 11 July 2016

found this after several attempts as all road signs disappeared. Craft work shop was closed. Park an boating lake and surrounding area lovely. Staff pleasant

Thank Vegetariannanny
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Lovely of an evening when it is lit up, lookout for the igloo made of bottles also the chandeliers look really effective

Thank pauline m
Reviewed 26 June 2016

this is still very uncared for , when we entered there was a man in a sleeping bag asleep on a bench . its a pity, it could be a nice place with a clear out and tidy up . the trees were alive with...More

Thank jenniy
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Lovely place to walk through, although the weather had been slightly wet, it wasn't too muddy. We entered at Governors Bridge entrance and followed the path downwards. There are streams and bridges, lots of forks in the pathways so just take a chance! We found...More

Thank Liz H
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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