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Groudle Glen Railway

Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
+44 1624 670453
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Lovely little steam railway

We went on a Wednesday evening, which they open 7pm to 9pm in the summer, otherwise it is just open... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reading, United Kingdom
Another Enjoyable visit.

A Fantastic little Gem to visit. Beautiful walk down the Glen, hop onto a Steam train up to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George N
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Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
+44 1624 670453
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a Wednesday evening, which they open 7pm to 9pm in the summer, otherwise it is just open on a Saturday. It's just a 10 minute ride on the little train, hauled by a cute little original steam engine, to the tea rooms...More

Thank P_Aldrich2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Fantastic little Gem to visit. Beautiful walk down the Glen, hop onto a Steam train up to the sea. Staff were fantastically Friendly. If I lived there I would not hesitate to Volunteer. Keep up the good work folks. We will be back.

Thank George N
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are quite a few railways to visit on the Isle of Man and this was by far my favourite. Not only does it preserve an aspect of the island's tourist history but the view is stunning. The staff are all exceptionally friendly as well....More

Thank magicmegtraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is set in an old victorian pleasure ground. The railway is reached via a non wheelchair friendly route through a wonderful river gorge. The railway itself is run by volunteers who are very helpful in answering questions. The cafe at the end of the...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautifully preserved railway with equally well-kept trains of all varieties - steam, electric etc. The view from the cliffs is stunning in all weathers and the Sea Lion Rocks Tea Room caters for all tastes. The whole outfit is run by kind...More

Thank LittleMissEarth
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The railway can be reached from the Manx Electric Railway but it is quite a long uphill walk from the station. However, the walk is an attraction in itself as you pass through a lovely glen with a watermill along the way - with a...More

Thank Numismatist
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We gave up trying to find the station, signposting is confusing and at the start , next to the road, it should state that access is steep and slippery in places and how far you have to walk to the station. Anyone with walking difficulties...More

Thank dragonara2
Alex B, Public Relations Manager at Groudle Glen Railway, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are sorry you had a poor experience when visiting the railway. Sadly our remote location, which many consider attractive, does have its drawbacks when it comes to access and visibility. We do advertise both online and in printed material that the nature of our...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

From the entrance opposite the tram stop you think you step straight on board the train. Actually it takes 5-10 minutes walk through the most stunning glen (the sun was shining) the path is uneven in places but it's worth the walk. The train is...More

Thank Tomkinsbrown
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A wonderful team of people keeping this immaculate and special railway going. Little engine 'Sea Lion' took us through the glen and up the hill to the cafe on the head. Great views, yummy cakes and don't miss the history of the zoo.

Thank Nicky_S1968
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a well kept mini railway run by volunteers who keep the whole place looking great. It's all done out in a traditional style and has a restaurant and gift shop. There are some great views as well.

Thank Kev7545
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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