Getting Around Isle of Man

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    1 Day Island Explorer Pass

    by canuckmike Written Aug 16, 2004

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    If you are going to be travelling around the island a bit in one day then a good value is the 1 Day Island Explorer. It is valid for 1 day on schedule bus, electric railway, steam railway, mountain railway and Douglas Corporation Horse Tram services. When I was there it cost me 8 pounds. The price may have changed since then.

    1 Day Island Explorer

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    Thomas the Tank Engine

    by KristaB Updated Jul 17, 2004

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    This island is just perfect for people who love trains! :O)

    The train on the picture is one of the most famous trains in the world - exactly the one that Reverend W. V. Awdry described in his books The Railway Series - Thomas the Tank Engine !!!
    (also known as Thomas and Friends)

    It will take you from Douglas to Port Soderick, Santon, Ballasalla, Castletown, Colby, Port St. Mary and Potr Erin.

    If you plan to explore the island by using trains and busses, consider purchasing Island Explorer Tickets for unlimited travel with Steam and Electric Railway, Sanefell Mountain Railway ,buses (except Manx Express) and Horse Trams.
    7 day - 35 GBP for adults, 18 for a child
    5 day - 30 GBPfor adults, 15 for a child
    3 day - 20 GBP for adults, 10 for a child
    1 day - 10 GBP for adults, 5 for a child

    Adult ticket includes FREE rides for one child !

    Thomas the Tank Engine
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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Family Travel

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    Horse Tram Romantic Promenade Ride

    by KristaB Written Jul 17, 2004

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    This or similar Horse Trams (mostly single-deckers) will take you on a romantic tour along Douglas promenade.

    The Douglas Horse Tram is the oldest in the world - in service since 1876, except during the war.

    We had second thoughts about the way horses are treated, possibly working more than would be advisable. But good news is that once they get old, they don't get slaughtered but spend their last years in the Home of Rest.
    http://www.iomguide.com/douglas/home-rest-old-horses.php

    Double-decker Horse Tram
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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Luxury Travel

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    TRAINS, TRAINS EVERYWHERE!

    by KristaB Written Jul 17, 2004

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    And if all of the previously described rides are just not enough, you sure will experience the ultimate adrenaline rush riding the Saefell Mountain Railway!

    Get off the Electric Railway at Laxey, get high up on "Lady Isabella", get down and calm down, run back to the railway station and board the Snaefell Mountain Railway for a lovely ride up to the top.

    Just one important note - do check the weather forecast, because visit to the Snaefel Mountain is pointless if the weather is not clear.
    On a clear sunny day you can see 7 Kingdoms - England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Mann, the Sea and Heaven!

    On top of the Snaefeld Mountain
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Trains
    • Historical Travel

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    Electric Train - High Tech from 1893.

    by KristaB Written Jul 17, 2004

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    What a lovely ride! Great views over luscious fields full of sheep and cows, while hard wooden benches remind you of true values and past times.

    This charming train will take you from Douglas Derby Castle station (not the same as Steam train station!) to Groundle, Baldrine, South Cape, Laxey, Dhoon, Ballaglass, Ballajora and Ramsey.

    Manx Electric Railway
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    Ferry from Dublin

    by orlikins Written Apr 13, 2003

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    We got a ferry from Dublin Port straight to Douglas. The Steam Packet Company is the only firm who does this route (see URL). It's possible to fly Dublin - IoM but it's like €100 for a 20 min flight and it didnt seem worth it.

    You dont need a passport from Ireland to IoM.

    The sleeping beauties on the ferry!
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    Manx2 airlines

    by bonio Written Nov 8, 2008

    One of a few airlines offering flights from mainland UK to the IOM. A short flight from Blackpool for us on an 11 seater Metroliner, comfortable enough though.
    As ever, book early for good prices.

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    From Manchester to the Isle of Man

    by backpackkid Written Jan 26, 2005

    The trip from Manchester UK to the Isle of Man was an experience, I had never been on a propeller powered plane before it was an experience

    Wind up plane
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    Taxi

    by cdpviola Written Jun 9, 2004

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    It is possible to hire taxi drivers for a couple of hours to show you around the Island. They don't cost too much and they give you a lot of insight into the country and its history!

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    • Historical Travel

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Isle of Man Hotels

  • Regency Hotel

    Queens Promenade, Douglas, IM2 4NN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Anchorage Guest House

    Athol Park, Port Erin, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Sefton Express

    Stayed here with grown-up family and it met our needs perfectly. Easy walk to airport and only 20...

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