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Groudle Glen Railway

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

Easy to reach by the electric railway lovely walk through the glen even when raining! All the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2015
A rather surreal railway

We were astonished when we realised we had to walk through a glen past waterfalls and a waterwheel... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
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Coast Road, Douglas IM3 2HA
+44 1624 670453
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Easy to reach by the electric railway lovely walk through the glen even when raining! All the little trains are beautifully kept and great to fun to ride through the glen and out onto the cliff tops and great to find a lovely cafe at...More

Thank SussexSandie
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We were astonished when we realised we had to walk through a glen past waterfalls and a waterwheel to get to the commencement of the railway, and even more amazed to learn it once served a small coastal zoo! The staff were knowlegable and enthusiastic,...More

Thank Helrob
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Went along to see this excellent wee railway and asked if I could see Annie (one of the steam engines) without any hesitation I was taken the the engine shed and had a look round, they then pulled out for everyone to see. The cafe...More

Thank WeeYellowBus
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Dropped off electric train stop and walked down the valley to station. Not accessible this way for wheelchair users. Volunteer staff all friendly and helpful. Quality food and drink at café/restaurant at end of line. Worth the trip.

Thank GrahamC2C
Reviewed 19 July 2015

My husband and I travelled on this delightful little railway this morning from Lhen Coan Station to Sea Lion Rocks. Built in 1896 by Richard Maltby Broadbent to take tourists to the then newly opened pleasure gardens at Sea Lion Rocks, this little railway ran...More

3  Thank jilllovescricket
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Second time visiting the railway. Last here June 2012. What a lovely day and staff are fabulous, all voluntary too. From the tea room to he presentation of the staff on the train, all delightful. Children had a wonderful ride, 3 times as once was...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a short ride on a narrow gauge railway with steam and electric locomotives, which has been lovingly and carefully restored. Amazingly when it was built in 1890s more than 100,000 went on it in a year as there was a zoo nearby. Line...More

2  Thank David C
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

A step back in time on an old train through the glen with spectacular views of the island and out to sea. The glen itself is lovely with water flowing all the way along. When you get to the end of the Lund a lovely...More

1  Thank Carol B
Reviewed 4 July 2015

My wife and I visited this lovely little railway on Sunday 28th June 2015. A rather steep path led us down through lovely woodland into the glen and on to the station. We were greeted by a very pleasant lady in the booking office (first...More

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Love coming to Groudle Glen every year when on holiday in the Isle of Man. Staff are very friendly and always make you feel welcome! The trains are great fun for all the family. Well worth a visit :)

1  Thank Hannah H
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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