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“Slow your life to a clipity-clop!”

Ranked #4 of 44 things to do in Douglas
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Slow your life to a clipity-clop!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We used the horse and carriage a few times, paid for by the visitors combined transport ticket.
It's a great saving. I believe one way on the carriage is £2.50 along the prom. The stops are interspersed with bus stops. So if you miss on you can keep an eye out for the other.
Its great fun! It typical of the pace of life on the island!

Visited June 2014
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Verwood, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must for every visitor”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We have been to Douglas many times and never miss the opportunity to have a ride on the horse drawn trams. The horses go along the promenade at a leisurely pace which allows a long look at the wonderful bay. We often visit the horses in their stables as they love to be fed Polos. The staff are always pleased to see people as do the horses.

Visited June 2014
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely Horses.”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Loved travelling along the sea front on the horse trams. It was fun spotting the different names of the horses. We purchased a rover ticket and could go on all forms of transport for five days using this.

Visited June 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A taste of history”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

A relaxing ride along Douglas prom. Take in the sights across the Irish Sea. And great to get from ferry port to Electric railway. Linked to timetable. A must!

Visited June 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Equine excursion”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

If you visit Douglas, you must ride on the horse drawn tram. You can even ride up front and personal with the animal that draws the vehicle along at a steady clip (clop).
Running from close to the port, the world's oldest surviving horse tram operates along the promenade as far as the terminus for the electric railway.
The conductor stops the traffic to allow passengers to safely board and dismount the tram.
Engage the staff in conversation and find out how proud they are of the island.

Visited June 2014
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