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Groudle Glen Railway

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Address: Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
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An absolute gem

A wonderful team of people keeping this immaculate and special railway going. Little engine 'Sea Lion' took us through the glen and up the hill to the cafe on the head. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A wonderful team of people keeping this immaculate and special railway going. Little engine 'Sea Lion' took us through the glen and up the hill to the cafe on the head. Great views, yummy cakes and don't miss the history of the zoo.

Thank Nicky_S1968
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a well kept mini railway run by volunteers who keep the whole place looking great. It's all done out in a traditional style and has a restaurant and gift shop. There are some great views as well.

Thank Kev7545
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It's a small gauge railway, rescued by enthusiasts, which used to take tourists to a long gone zoo. Enthusiasm abounds and the railway is an enjoyable short ride. Your £4 day rover allows as many trips as you can manage; 2 year olds fall asleep on the third return trip! The volunteer staff are universally friendly towards children and visitors,... More 

Thank Simon C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a wonderful short steam train trip run by volunteers so the times are limited. At Christmas, new year and Easter they run special family events... Santa etc, ab lovely and much better value than the train from Douglas. The length of the journey while short is so much better for young children whose attention span is not suited... More 

Thank Frederick126
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The railway is accessible via a walk through the lovely Groudle Glen, the walk is uneven and narrow in places but well worth the effort. The train ride is a short journey to the sea lion rocks tearooms and has great sea views on the way. The tea rooms provide snacks, cakes tea and coffee etc. There is inside and... More 

Thank Andrew S
Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Get off the Electrice tram that runs between Ramsey and Douglass at the Groudle Glen tram stop and the it is a walk through the Glen to the railway, which is run by volunteers. It runs most Sundays and occasional Wednesday so always check before you go. The walk through the Glen is pleasant but the ground in uneven and... More 

Thank GBOK01
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came across this attraction more by accident while on a walk and it was the best surprise of the weekend. The trip was a lovely ambling route through the forest and along the beautiful coastline. Stop at the cafe and then take the return journey home. An excellent trip and a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours... More 

Thank Dan G
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

For all small boys (and girls) the chance to explore a jungle walk and a fairy glen. Choose whichever suits. An adult is a good idea, so not quite so small people may join in and enjoy the wonderful, magical GROUDLE GLEN RAILWAY. Narrow in gauge it might be, but wide in appeal it is. The station buildings appear through... More 

Thank ladyscribe
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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638 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Operted by volunteers this little railway is splendid. The care and quality of the operation is remarkable. The volunteers are a really happy bunch. Last time I visited here it was still a footpatch with a few old bits of line left behind to show it was once a railway. What a transformation. In places the old line has been... More 

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Southampton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This railway only operates on a Sunday so we were determined to do it on our weeks holiday as last time we didn't discover it until it was too late! Lovely little train and great views and history. The little cafe at the end was good too, some lovely ladies serving. It was raining a bit but didn't spoil the... More 

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