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Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Type:Railway

Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

About

A testimony to Victorian engineering and endurance, the Douglas Horse Trams have been in existence on the Isle of Man since 1876 and celebrated their 140th anniversary on 7 August 2016.

The trams were first introduced to take advantage of the booming tourist trade in Victorian times and to this day still carry tourists, and locals, along the promenades in the summer.

The three-foot gauge Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is being operated by Isle of Man Railways throughout 2016 using 12 original tramcars including a double decker tram.

A number of Royal visitors have been carried on the horse drawn tramway including the Queen, late Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

The horses that pull the trams are known as “trammers” and have an average working life of 15 years. Upon retirement the trammers spend the rest of their lives at the Home of Rest for Old Horses in Douglas.

Visitors can start their journey at either end of the Douglas Promenades. After you have boarded the tram simply sit back, relax and enjoy the two mile journey and the stunning views out to sea.

Also why not visit our horses in their stables and browse the shop. Stable tours run daily - please enquire at Derby Castle Station.

Guide Prices

Single Journey
Adult £3
Child £2
Family £10

Day Tickets
Adult £6
Child £3
Family £15

Go Horse Tram 2016 Season Card
Adult £30
Child £20

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility - For more detailed accessibility information please see our website www.rail.im
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - Group rates are available for groups of 20 persons or more - please contact us at heritagerailways@gov.im for more information.
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue - For private hires, weddings, and group bookings contact us at heritagerailways@gov.im
  • Group Friendly

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
Strathallan Crescent, Douglas, IM1 4NR
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Tel+44 (0) 1624 662525

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Opening Times

2019* (25 Apr 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)

* Please see our timetable for more detailed journey information at www.rail.im

*please note Douglas Bay Horse Trams maybe subject to change due to Douglas Promenade Regeneration works.

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