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Groudle Glen Railway

Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
+44 1624 670453
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An Excellent Little Railway

A marvelous little line. Friendly volunteers, stunning views and immaculately turned out engines... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adam R
Bury, Lancashire
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A must to see

A iconic little railway with a walk down and up so be prepared for a walk in the woods. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
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Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
+44 1624 670453
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 16 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 9 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
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This is set in an old victorian pleasure ground. The railway is reached via a non wheelchair friendly route through a wonderful river gorge. The railway itself is run by volunteers who are very helpful in answering questions. The cafe at the end of the...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a beautifully preserved railway with equally well-kept trains of all varieties - steam, electric etc. The view from the cliffs is stunning in all weathers and the Sea Lion Rocks Tea Room caters for all tastes. The whole outfit is run by kind...More

Thank LittleMissEarth
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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