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Great fun and all that a good railway should be

This was top of the Grandson’s list for a holiday on the Isle of Man. It may only be a short run... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
EESW1
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
What a hidden gem on the way to steam train

Caught the tram to Groudle Glen, what a surprise when you got down from the main road. All the more... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
LINDA M
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

A lovely way to spend a Wednesday evening if the weather is fine otherwise it can be a little bit slippy and muddy reaching the station after walking through the glen. The train ride is lovely and takes you to a lovely little cafe which is a little bit expensive but offers you lovely views over the Irish sea.

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

a great little train line, run by volunteers, with a fab cafe at the end, serving tea and cake. You couldn't wish to meet a nicer group of people, everyone involved running this venture do so with a smile on their faces. fab spot.

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

From the station at Groudle Glen to the cliff top tea rooms this Narrow Gauge railway winds its gentle way through woodland and offers spectacular sea views. We were taken to the cliff top behind Sea Lion, one of the original steam locomotives and returned behind the battery electric loco Polar Bear. The tea rooms were still open, even though we went on the last train, and we were served cups of tea with a friendly smile. I wish we could've spent more time there, but with the other excitement of the transport festival we got somewhat distracted.

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The whole Groudle Glen is an experience not to be missed, travel on the electric tram to Groudle Glen, walk down through the beautiful Glen; a little walk but my three and a half year old grandson manages it, and up the steps to the Railway Station. The Railway Station and indeed the whole outfit is manned by extremely enthusiastic and friendly volunteers; over many years they have restored the line, the engines, the carriages and the buildings. Each season brings a new delight. The trains run on time and frequently on the Saturday, Sundays and Wednesday evenings. The delighted passengers are transported out of the beautiful glen along a magnificent headland to Sea Lion Rocks; which was a Victorian Tourist Attraction. Nowadays there is a tearoom situated there and we strongly recommend the tea and delicious cakes home baked by more volunteers. A brilliant family experience thank you From Noah and his Cuckoo.

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The local family pass offers excellent value, available on their website. My 5 year old and I frequently visit with our spotty dog. The volunteers are always cheerful and welcoming and the views are lovely. The whole experience, from the walk through the glen to the train ride is a brilliant experience that is both relaxing and exciting for adults, kids and spotty dogs! It is our most used attraction on the island for us and our visitors. Plus the special events are fabulous, my son actually calls the tea rooms the Easter bunny's house!

Date of experience: August 2014
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