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Groudle Glen Railway

Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
+44 1624 670453
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A real credit to collective volunteer effort

I first went to Groudle in 1977 and that time there was barely a trace of the Victorian pleasue... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
rpearce36
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Fantastic walk and ride

Wasn't sure what to expect from this little publicised railway as we'd previously been on all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie P
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United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
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  • Average1%
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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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+44 1624 670453
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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"
in 2 reviews
"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

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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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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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