What better way to experience the Isle of Man than by sampling its unique network of transport most of which started life over 100 years ago.
Opened in 1874, this 3ft narrow gauge railway still runs with its original locomotives and carriages, through an ever changing countryside and coastline, to a choice of destinations in the south of the Island. Pullman style fine dining can be experienced on the Isle of Man steam railway’s beautifully restored Dining Car. More information
Manx Electric Railway
The Manx Electric railway is a unique vintage railway aged over 100 years old. Open and closed tramcars takes passengers on an unforgettable journey along the east coast from Ramsey to Douglas, via Laxey. More information
Snaefell Mountain Railway
Over 100 year old Electric mountain railway running from Laxey to the summit of Snaefell at 2,036ft. The line is five miles (8 km) long, built to 3 ft 6 in (1067 mm) gauge and uses a Fell centre rail for braking on the steep gradients. More information
At over 2,000 ft the Snaefell summit is the highest point on the Isle of Man, offering breathtaking, panoramic views and the opportunity for a truly unique dining experience. The newly refurbished Snaefell Summit Hotel includes many new additions of under floor heating, new windows throughout, a fully compliant kitchen and brand new roof. Inside they offer a selection of dining experiences which can be booked by calling 01624 673631.
Fine Dining Pulman Style
Pullman style fine dining can be experienced on the Isle of Man steam railway’s beautifully restored Dining Car. Built in 1905 and restored in the Spring of 2013, the beautifully appointed Dining Car is one of only a handful of fine dining narrow gauge dining cars in the world. Offering a mouth-watering menu using only the finest Manx produce, the Dining Car is fully licensed and has a carefully crafted list of 14 wines and a cocktail bar car. Currently operating three carriages with a capacity of 66 people on scheduled services, the Dining Car is also available for private hire and wedding events. To book call 01624 697457.
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A testimony to Victorian engineering and endurance, the Douglas Horse Trams have been in existence on the Isle of Man since 1876. The trams were first introduced to take advantage of the booming tourist trade in Victorian times and to this day still carry tourists, and locals, along the promenades in the summer. Douglas Promenade is undergoing a regeneration project which may cause some disruption to the trams in 2015, for more information please check here
Groudle Glen Railway
Situated in a small picturesque glen just north of Douglas is the Groudle Glen Railway & the Sea Lion Rocks Tea Rooms , a Manx Charity operated solely by enthusiastic volunteers. The railway is affectionately known as ‘The line that goes uphill to the sea’ and was built in 1896 by Richard Maltby Broadbent as part of the Groudle Glen pleasure grounds. It ran as a tourist attraction until the early 1960’s before being scrapped in the 1970’s when the rolling stock was also sold off. The line was saved from distinction by a band of volunteers in 1982 before re opening to passengers in 1986. Today it provides young and old alike with a fun, nostalgic day out whilst maintaining an important part of Manx railway history. More information
Operate the bus network which can take you to some of the places and attractions that the other transport links do not get to. The Jurby Transport Museum and the Manx Transport Heritage Museum at Peel are just two worth taking a look at
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