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“Miniature railway to the sea”

Groudle Glen Railway
Ranked #8 of 44 things to do in Douglas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 you ride down the railway to the Sea Lion Rocks cafe which has a good selection of cakes. The path to the railway is narrow and uneven. Parking is on the road by the Glen entrance.

Thank Sam3314
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 on the night we visited ,had to wait for next train but was a quick turn around and arrived at the sea lion cafe within a short time ,excellent views from the cliffs of the old visitor attraction , where polar bears and sea lions could once be seen ,caught last tram back to laxey without any hassle , the glen railway is now include on your explore card , not to be missed on your visit to the island

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 cliffs and the sea. You can get a cup of tea or coffee and pick up a souvenir at the end of the line. A treat not to be missed on a weekend in the Island.

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, and one which is being maintained, in the engine sheds.

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 headland at the site of an old zoo. Plenty of good walking along the picturesque valley as well, it is not for anyone with difficulty walking as the station needs a little climbing to reach it, but well worth the visit for everyone else. Accessed from the electric tram route or by bus, only open weekends.

Thank nigelmeadows47
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