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  • blockhead123
    Rossendale, UK22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went there while in a weekend watching a football match and wanted a bit of culture. Staff on the door were really friendly, even if one was originally from Bolton, ( we were there to watch a Bury game) and told us about the video about that history of the island that was about to start. The museum itself was informative and interesting showing the art, culture and history of the IOM. what did shock me was the TT exhibition. Never been interested in motorbikes or the TT but this exhibition really made it seem interesting and I will definitely pay an interest when it is next on. Go. Its interesting. Its informative. You'll like it and its free although a contribution is requested and I'll be honest its deserved.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • PrestonGuild
    United Kingdom55,308 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wen went to Port Erin from Douglas by bus. Then did the return journey by steam train.

    A scenic route, not many opportunities to fo by steam these days in Britain.

    We had a carriage to ourselves. Later a large family stepped in and there was just about enough space for all of use to fit in. That included two prams.

    Worth doing if you are visiting the island.
    Written 29 January 2024
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  • N H
    Newton Le Willows, UK3,478 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to travel from one end of the promenade to the other. The horses are well looked after and the tram runs in most weather.
    Written 14 October 2023
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  • Max H
    Macclesfield, UK30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is exactly what it says and there isn't really too much to say. Having said that, we had a really enjoyable time wandering around and feeding/petting the horses and donkeys. It's genuinely a great way to spend some family time on a lovely day and have a commune with these lovely animals. Great café too.
    Written 22 August 2023
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  • John W
    Douglas, UK2,293 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time in the Gaiety for some time, since the new promenade layout was finished.

    There are now 5 disabled parking spaces almost immediately outside. Level access to the stalls via the Villa Arcade and more parking and level access from the Villa Marina Gardens.

    Not sure about the horrid red semi circle of light over the stalls bar in the Arcade. Its out of keeping with the Art Deco theme of the rest of the Arcade.

    I use a wheelchair. Entrance to the theatre is easy and the access Scheme give a paid for chair space and a free essential companion. But you have to phone and cant book on line.

    The camber on the transverse access at rear of stalls is uncomfortable. The accessible seating is row S at very rear of stalls. I don’t transfer. The spaces aren’t level. The rake on the stalls seating is quite noticeable. Uncomfortable sitting with seat tilted forward.

    Rear stalls is under the circle overhang. So the top third of the stage is cut off from view.

    The show, with artists from Moldovan State Ballet replacing Russians, was well set. Pretty cloths. Attractive costumes. The lighting was dismal. Dancing was generally excellent. They coped well with the rake of the stage.

    Act one is always slow. Odd production detail, the Xmas tree transformation didn’t take place until AFTER the first appearance and skirmishes between the toy mice and toy soldiers brought to life. That messes with the story.

    Act two, kingdom of the sweets, sugar plum fairy, National dances ( Arabian, Spanish, Chinese ) were good. Finale excellent.
    Written 3 November 2022
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  • Gerard K
    Longford, Ireland4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Steam train from Douglas to port Erin was lovely and sceanic,bus service wears excellent clean and friendly drivers
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • N H
    Newton Le Willows, UK3,478 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best place if you need any info or tickets for travel around the island. The staff are very helpful and will get you the best deal available.
    The shop sells local craft souvenirs and island made edibles.
    Easy to find at the port.
    Written 14 October 2023
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  • woka
    Isle of Man, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always a great favourite with my grandchildren. They love the slides and the huge pool. The Aqua Cafe serves really great food at a reasonable prive, unlike most cafes attached to a pool.
    Written 28 July 2023
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  • John W
    Douglas, UK2,293 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I spent early December in a state of will she/wont she sail, after a run of bad weather and cancellations.

    I’m a frequent sailor, both Steam Packet, P&O, DFDS, Brittany Ferries, Grimaldi and ANEK.

    I liked the Ben, eventually. She too had teething issues.

    First impressions. BIG. I use a wheelchair. Parked by lift. Red lift is huge. Green lift on opposite side. Push button sealed watertight doors protect lift shaft and stairs. The extractor fans were on, to blow fumes off the car deck. It was a cold December day. I was parked directly in front of them. Brrrr.

    Big lift. Room for me and my chair and a dozen others, and there are 5 of them. Wow. And they operate whilst the vessel is at sea.

    Not sure why the watertight doors need to be closed whilst in harbour. The normal position is that they auto close in emergency.

    Up on deck 8 the doors across the long, very long, corridor were closed. Struggle for me as the hinges are sprung and heavy. As I was parked at the bow, and my lounge was at the back it took a long time.

    Executive Club lounge is now at the stern, side on. Every ferry I know has it at the front, looking forward. After 6 months from arrival SPCo haven’t sorted out swipe card access to Exec Club lounge! Theres no WC in the lounge. The disabled WC has auto open/close door. It’s slow and blocks the corridor. It also has no audible warning, so it could hit passengers in the corridor when opened from inside. Other shipping companies I use have an audible door opening/closing warning ( and wider corridors ).

    I wandered round decks 8 and 7. Ferry very empty. Most lounges/cafes closed. Doors are heavy in a chair.

    Returning 6 weeks later at least the extraction fans were off. But the watertight door, corridor door issue, and the Exec Club swipe card issue isn’t resolved yet.

    That homebound crossing took only 3hr15 minutes.
    Written 29 January 2024
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  • Saint J
    London, UK212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was lucky just to rock up and a lady (Julie?) showed me round there are three chambers plus architectural features. She imparted a lot of interesting knowledge without the knowledge overload of info you can get on tours. The receptionist was charming too.
    Better to make an appointment though. It’s not a huge attraction but it is fascinating 30 mins should do it
    Written 27 May 2023
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  • Iain A
    Kirkcaldy, UK643 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We walked up through this well laid out walk, starting near the north end of Queen’s Promenade and walking up some sometimes steep pathways to the upper entrance on Victoria Road. Nice quiet walk with some public artwork to look at, a worthwhile half an hour or so spent in one of the city’s free attractions.
    Written 8 September 2023
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  • Andy T
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The people talking about car parks and cafes have not been to the Calf of Man, which has no facilities other than a bunkhouse which has to be pre-booked. Do the same people review the moon because they saw it in the sky?
    Written 19 September 2023
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