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Groudle Glen Railway

Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
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Great ride

Nice little Train, short trip but very good. Very friendly staff and helpful. Can get to it by bus... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Martin R
,
Oxford, United Kingdom
Easter visit.

Enjoyable visit, though it was very crowded on Easter Sunday. Short journey to the coast and cafe... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Stuart B
,
Worcester, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“sea lion rocks” (17 reviews)
“tram stop” (7 reviews)
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Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
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"sea lion rocks"
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"run by volunteers"
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"tram stop"
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"wednesday evening"
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"main station"
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"friendly volunteers"
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"walking difficulties"
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"beautiful walk"
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"short journey"
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"cakes"
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"tea room"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"old victorian"
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"special events"
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"well worth the visit"
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"breathtaking views"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice little Train, short trip but very good. Very friendly staff and helpful. Can get to it by bus or tram. The walk down to the station is very scenic but if you are older or maybe not so good on your feet it can...More

Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable visit, though it was very crowded on Easter Sunday. Short journey to the coast and cafe. £4 per person reasonable for what the GGR has to offer. Obviously especially good for young children.

Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a volunteer run railway that leads down to the coast. Get off at the Groudle electric railway stop and walk down the glen to the railway. At busy times there is a queue but it is fun and worth it. Lovely views as...More

Thank Sam3314
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

visited groudle glen on a wednesday evening ,caught the electric railway from fairy cottage and alighted directly opposite the glen , couldn't have been easier . spent a delightful few hours visiting the glen ,the hi light being a trip on the railway . busy...More

Thank brodybunch1117
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This lovely little railway runs on a Sunday from April to Sept and is a beautifully restored railway that goes "uphill to the sea". It is supported by voluntary contributions and amateur enthusiasts. It runs through a very picturesque glen and then out onto the...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable half day. Lovely walk along the river to the lovingly restored little station, then a short train ride to the cliff top cafe also run by volunteers. We were lucky enough to be shown the new engine which is being built from scratch,...More

Thank SuzygirlMacclesfield
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A great little railway in a beautiful setting. Run by enthusiastic volunteers, who are all knowledgeable and keen to show you round. A lot of work is going on to improve the short track along the valley and round to the new café on the...More

Thank nigelmeadows47
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A marvelous little line. Friendly volunteers, stunning views and immaculately turned out engines and carriages. A must visit attraction when on the island, I'd highly recommend this to anyone

Thank Adam R
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A iconic little railway with a walk down and up so be prepared for a walk in the woods. Lovely views from the top after a short ride. Sunny day when we went with live music at the top. Family friendly, cafe very accommodating with...More

Thank travelmikey
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Groudle is one of the must see attractions on the Island. The journey may be short but it is well worth a visit as the sea views are stunning and the train journey very enjoyable! Little coffee shop at the end has breath-taking views out...More

Thank Hannah H
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Andrew T
13 July 2016|
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Response from Alex B | Property representative |
There is no direct disabled access yet were afraid due to the nature of the railway being located in a natural Glen. We can organise access closer to the railway by arrangement in advance, if you wish to organise this please... More
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