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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

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Address: Douglas
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+44 1624 696420

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Blast from the Past

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amanda H
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Louth, Lincolnshire, England
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Louth, Lincolnshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Neil P
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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32 reviews
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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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Thank L90MAW
Lancs UK
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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Thank crossLancsUK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My wxoerience is rather dated and took place in 1964 when as a 20 year old I spent the summer season working in the Marigold Restaurant in Douglas. A great wee woman, originally from Liverpool and married to a Manxman, taught me all I needed to know to work in the Marigold's kitchen as grill-cook and fish-frier. This was the... More 

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Thank Thomas H
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140 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

It was a very nice experience to travel with this tramway and more it is very accessible to take pictures along the shore with beautiful landmark buildings aside.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Good fun for £3. Got on at sea terminal and off at Terminus tavern. Nice leisurely trot along prom good view out to sea. Nice to go back in time.

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