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Groudle Glen Railway

Type:Railway

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Groudle Glen Railway

About

Situated in a small picturesque glen, just north of Douglas on the Isle of Man, is the Groudle Glen Railway & the Sea Lion Rocks Tea Rooms, a Manx charity; solely operated by volunteers. 

Steam trains on this Victorian tourist attraction run from the tree lined glen out onto the clifftops, where you can visit our new visitor centre and enjoy afternoon tea in stunning surroundings.

We look forward to welcoming you down the glen soon!

Guide Prices

Isle of Man Transport Go Explorer Cards accepted.
Tickets available from the Lhen Coan Station Booking Office - £5 Adults, £2.50 Children (standard services)
Special Event Tickets for Christmas, Easter & Hop tu Naa can be purchased online in advance at www.ggr.org.uk

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Approx length of visit
  • BACS accepted
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Groups Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted
  • Special group rates

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi Available
Groudle Glen, Onchan, Isle of Man
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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Easter Services - Easter Sunday & Monday (online booking required) (31 Mar 2024 - 1 Apr 2024)
Summer Season - Wednesdays and Sundays - May to October (no booking required) (12 July 2024 - 29 Oct 2024)
Christmas Services - Santa Trains - Sat & Sun (online booking required) (9 Dec 2024 - 17 Dec 2024)
Christmas Services - Mince Pie Trains - Boxing Day (online booking required) (26 Dec 2024)

* Sundays - 11am to 4:30pm
Wednesday Evenings - 7pm - 9pm - in conjunction with Manx Electric Railway evening shuttle services from Derby Castle, Douglas.
Plus additional services for the Manx Heritage Transport Festival in July (see website for details)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Take the main A11 coast road North from Douglas passing Port Jack and follow the Manx Electric Railway line along the King Edward Road to Groudle. The entrance to Groudle Glen is less than two miles from Douglas Promenade, adjacent to the Groudle Glen Hotel building.

Parking - Parking at the Groudle Glen entrance is limited. Alternative access is provided via the Groudle Beach road (500) yards towards Douglas from the Glen entrance). Follow the road through the holiday village to the beach car park.

Access for the Less Able - Due to the railway’s location within a National Glen accessible via uneven pathways, access can be limited for those who are less able. Access direct to the railway can be arranged in advance.

Public Transport Directions

By Rail - Catch the Manx Electric Railway from Derby Castle to Groudle Station . Alight at Groudle and take a short walk through the glen following the signs to the railway’s main Lhen Coan station.

What's Nearby

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    0.09 miles away
  2. Groudle Glen is of a deep, and in places rocky nature, with a lively bubbling stream…

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  2. A great opportunity to see information charting the conception of the railway right up…

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  3. Two pretty reservoirs, a short walking distance apart, that lie in the hills above Onchan…

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  6. Summerhill Glen is a popular beauty spot filled with streams and footpaths to explore and…

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  7. Garwick Beach, located in the valley of Baldrine, can be found at the foot of Garwick…

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Groudle GlenGroudle Glen is of a deep, and in places rocky nature, with a lively bubbling stream running through its length. A small water wheel is situated in the lower glen.

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