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Groudle Glen Railway
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Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

This was top of the Grandson’s list for a holiday on the Isle of Man. It may only be a short run but is great fun. The narrow gauge steam railway was originally built to carry Victorian visitors to the ‘zoo’ in the enclosures at...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Caught the tram to Groudle Glen, what a surprise when you got down from the main road. All the more so because it was a bright sunny day. It was a lovely walk through the woods along a stream to the railway station. Although this...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

An excellent place. Staff were friendly, great views and well turned out unique locomotives and rolling stock. A hidden gem finding the station in a natural glen, which adds to the interest. Obviously limited space to extend the line much further , but definitely a...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

I first went to Groudle in 1977 and that time there was barely a trace of the Victorian pleasue line to be seen. Now you see a faithful rebuilding with high attention to detail and much effort to re-create the scene as it must have...More

Thank rpearce36
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Wasn't sure what to expect from this little publicised railway as we'd previously been on all the well known transport. It's a great walk through the Glen to get to the main station and then a short ride along the coastline to Sea Lion café...More

1  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 25 June 2018

People don't understand that it's a glen and that they don't need signage to find your way around a 'GLEN' follow the dedicated paths and you'll follow the paths and you'll find the station.

Thank BobLoaf
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This place is a little gem. Food is lovely and with great service. Fantastic view across the bay. The glen just below the cafe is a magical place to walk through with children and your pets. Loads of fun and a ride on the steam...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

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

1  Thank Martin R
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
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

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Sheena M
9 September 2018|
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Response from Alex B | Property representative |
Yes dogs are allowed at the railway if kept on a lead. Dog tickets (yes they get their own ticket) are just 50 pence. We look forward to seeing you.
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