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“Are Friends Electric?”

Manx Electric Railway
Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Surely the best way to travel between Douglas and Ramsey. On a fine day, an open 'toast rack' carriage is perfect for enjoying the views, both coastal and inland. The best scenery is between Laxey and Ramsey. Change at Laxey for the Snaefell Mountain Railway. The Victorian carriages of the MER aren't designed for 21st century sizes (height, in my case, not weight) and their wheels squealing on frequent sharp curve check rails can be a bit irritating, but these are minor issues. Great fun and warmly recommended.

Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

First trip was from Ramsey to Douglas. Very helpful staff at stations and on tram. A bit bumpy but lovely views from the line. 2nd trip was Douglas up Snaefell mountain. Good trip except for the must coming down so we couldn't see the 7 kingdoms. The hot chocolate at the top was lovely. 3rd trip was back from Ramsey to Douglas. Very busy as it was Saturday but good trip.

Thank Sheila M
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Lovely to ride on not expensive and wonderful views of the coast. Open and closed carriages. Great fun for all the family.

Thank lorneslady
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We had a great trip on the line on a wet Thursday. Would have been excellent were it not for the restricted views because of the rain.

Staff most pleasant and, if you want photos then Laxey is the place to be as this train stops there and the Mountain Railway departs so great photo opportunities.

1  Thank Alan E
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We used the Electric Railway to travel to Ramsey from Douglas and then the follwoing day we traveled from Douglas to Laxey before taking the Mountain Railway up to the summit of Snaffell.
It is a must do on holiday at least once. You also get to see a lot of the countryside that you might miss whilst driving.

1  Thank AnnT19
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