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Manx Electric Railway

The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
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Unique and fun

We loved our various rides on the Electric Railway - staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Could do better

I realise this is an old bastion of the isle of man but whilst its OK its got so much more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Captain M M
Castletown, United Kingdom
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The Promenade, Douglas IM99 1JS
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved our various rides on the Electric Railway - staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful and views were amazing. Our main reason for visiting the Island was to experience the vintage transport - we're very glad we did!

Thank jenmarsmart
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I realise this is an old bastion of the isle of man but whilst its OK its got so much more potential..let hope they review this experience, it is a tourist attraction and the isle needs as many as possible. Capt Medley Isle of Man

Thank Captain M M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Used this service for two days and as well as being very scenic the trams ran on time each time we used them. Helpful friendly staff made the journey fun.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 days ago

need your coat and scarf if youre in the back coach a bit rattly but well worth it get a £16 ticket for best value

Thank bubble51
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enclosed (bench seating) and open carriages means that travel on the MER can be undertaken at any time of year. A great way to see around the island!

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best way to see the Isle of Mann in a short time. Narrated. Lends atmosphere and history to a long ride in high terrain without the risks of driving yourself. Not to be missed.

Thank drjns
Reviewed 5 days ago

This service is equally good for the tourist visiting the island or residents to go from place to place at a leisurely pace. We used this for the first time last year as tourists but plan on making more use now we are residents of...More

1  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Manx electric railway is a wonderful experience as you travel through the countryside from Douglas to Laxey - Ramsey. You can also travel to the summit of Snaefell where on a clear day you can see Scotland Ireland and England. All this on a transport...More

Thank 543christopher
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bought tickets for this trip on a lovely sunny day but had quite a long wait as it was very busy with bus trips which seem to take priority. It is not cheap at £12 pp although it is cheaper if you are in a...More

Thank ScotlandHattie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very enjoyable day travelling on this railway only criticism is the way they organise it - with coach parties getting priority to board we had to wait for 2 trains to get up Snaefell and then it was a bit of a scramble...More

Thank jimjools
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Hi, Which side of the carriage should we sit for the best views? Thank you
25 March 2017|
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Response from palace15 | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy to move about and at times either side, on the way 'up' I would say the right hand side, to get a good view of the Laxey wheel.
Becci M
Hi, can you remember the prices of the day ticket?
12 January 2016|
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Response from Sheila A | Reviewed this property |
We paid £16 each The ticket took us to Laxey on the train from Douglas. We changed at Laxey onto the Snaefell Railway and after a roam on the mountain we took the train back Laxey and then on to Douglas. We then used it to... More
feb half term are the railway attractions open 15 feb 2016
4 November 2015|
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Response from nermal12 | Reviewed this property |
Hope you find the information that you are looking for. Whatever happens, this is a great attraction, not to be missed.