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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

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Address: Douglas
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A fun ride at the seaside

Vintage horse trams on Douglas seafront. Not to be missed and really good for all ages. You could use it to get from the Manx Electric Railway and to the Isle of Man Steam... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
TimJ324
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Vintage horse trams on Douglas seafront. Not to be missed and really good for all ages. You could use it to get from the Manx Electric Railway and to the Isle of Man Steam Railway. Have a railway marathon and travel right down the west coast from Ramsey to Port Erin!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really special trip along the promenade, easy to hope on and off and see all the attractions as you take in the fresh sea air.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get the Isle of Mann transport card and the horse tram is included. Service is frequent during the day and links one end of the promenade with the other.

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Louth, Lincolnshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I woke up most mornings to the sound of the horse tram passing our hotel window, so we just had to take a trip ( or two ) on it. It's a wonderful way to travel along the prom, and you can buy a multi ticket that allows you to travel on the tram & trains which I would highly... More 

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Thank Amanda H
Isle Of Man, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Good to look at. But in reality a dangerous mobile roadblock more than a valuable tourism asset. And the Government needs to clean up a the stinky mess left behind by the horses - a disgrace this year.

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Thank TrevGB25
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Want to imagine how life was in Douglas - the Horse Tranway gives you a really good idea. Although I did not ride on it. I stopped to watch it several times. Typifies the town

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I loved this as a child in the 1950's so was delighted to see it was still there, even if now there is only one tram every 20 minutes instead of a steady stream of them. Great for kids of all ages.

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Thank Bob C
Staffordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Couldn't wait to have a trip on thus horse drawn tram and we were not disappointed , these magnificent horses work so hard and clearly enjoyed what they were doing What wasn't so attractive was the attitude of some car drivers because they were held up for a few seconds behind the horses oh dear who was there first Please... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a delightful place to visit. So much part of Manx history. The trams are basic but very old and absolutely charming. It is well worth a visit.

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Lancs UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A really nice novelty experience - horse drawn tram from outside our hotel all the way along the front / promenade. It goes at a slow pace, just ideal for taking photos as you go. And also, great value when bought as part of a "day ticket", including electric railways.

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