Isle of Man Steam Railway

Attractions in Douglas

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Isle of Man Steam Railway


Step back in time for a journey you will never forget, experience the grandeur of travelling between Douglas and the south of the Island on a Victorian railway, perfectly frozen in time. Sit back, relax and enjoy a journey through the beautiful and ever changing Manx countryside thanks to Victorian engineering that has well and truly stood the test of time. Children will love travelling on the train line especially if they are Thomas the Tank Engine fans. Thomas and the Magic Railroad film was made here on the Isle of Man. Opened in 1874, this narrow gauge railway still runs with its original locomotives and carriages, through an ever changing landscape, to a choice of destinations in the south of the Island, these include the ancient monastery of Rushen Abbey, the impressive Castle Rushen, the Old House of Keys and the Nautical Museum all within the ancient capital Castletown and within walking distance of the town’s station. A one way journey along the beautiful Manx countryside running the full length from Douglas to Port Erin takes an hour to complete.


Having featured all of the islands transport trains, there is no way we could leave this wonderful little steam railway out! A lot smaller than it used to be back in the railways heyday, the steam railway now spans some 15 and a half miles and no matter which attractions that you are visiting within the south of the island, this train stops close to most. As you are transported in style through the pristine countryside and pretty coastline, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic views and photo opportunities. Of course, I cannot write about the steam railway without mentioning the lavish dining car that you book as part of your experience. With carefully selected wines and only the best locally sourced ingredients to hand, you will be creating even more memories to take away with you. The railway staff are super friendly and are on hand to help no matter what!

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Contact Us

Transport Headquarters , Bank Circus,
Douglas, Isle of Man , IM1 5PT

01624 662525



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