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Would have been lovely if the mountain had not been in cloud and it was not raining!

Although we had no view the history of the railway and the working were very interesting. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicholas C
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Only way to get to the summit unless you want to walk

Good view of the valley crosses the famous TT course on the way to the summit. Excellent view on a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we had no view the history of the railway and the working were very interesting. It was surprisingly comfortable.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good view of the valley crosses the famous TT course on the way to the summit. Excellent view on a clear day not one for wet or misty days as you will miss so much

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alison M
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

After running up Snaefell I caught the train back down the mountain, it was an atmospheric journey due to the antiquity of the train and the mist surrounding it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Again we were very lucky with the weather the day we decided to do this trip. As it was 1st November not very many people on this trip but it was very good. View at the top is amazing. Good café just enough time to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie T
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We travelled on this train from Laxey to the summit of Snaefell. The views were amazing. I liked that we were given a running commentry of places of interest that we passed like the mine. Be warned that the higher we got, the colder it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Brilliant day in october, train was packed on our trip with no room to spare, could do with a cushion. Our jack russell went with us on the train, but as she could not go in the cafe at the top, they missed out on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank df0rsythe
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Nothing quite like it and a great way to see parts of the island that you wouldn’t otherwise see. Tried to make the journey the previous day but the service wasn’t running due to high winds, understand why, but would have been useful to have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TWC2030
Reviewed 21 October 2018

It takes about 30 minutes each way to ascend and descend the summit of Snaefell from Laxey. I would advise wrapping up warmly as the railway and the summit are a bit 'parky!' The seats are not generous for two but we managed to get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janet H
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Even though the weather was awful the experience of this beautiful old railway was brilliant, welcome warmth and hospitality of cafereia at the summit. I'm sure the views would've been outstanding - mybe next time! The temperature was a lot colder at summit so wrap...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

A definite must do trip takes about 30 mins each way fantastic view of Laxey Wheel then the tram spirals round the mountain till it reaches the top there’s a cafe with a good selection on the menu the summit is about 100yds from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stephen S
17 March 2019|
Response from EESW1 | Reviewed this property |
2019 prices don't seem to be on the web yet. From Laxey to Snaefell return was £12 in 2018
20 March 2018|
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Response from laurel12375 | Reviewed this property |
No it Takes about 3/4 hour. Aprox. I hour + at summit to. Explore. And have then a coffee in the little. Restaurant Wait. For train. To collect All in all about 2 hrs
21 October 2017|
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Response from bux58 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joe, I’ve been to Wang a few times have friends there. If your ever in the Uk would recommend a visit to IOM. It was our first time there always had wanted to go. Was not disappointed.