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Groudle Glen Railway

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Sea Lion and visiting locomotive Polar Bear at Lhen Coan station

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 the new visitor centre and enjoy afternoon tea in stunning surroundings.

 

Guide Prices

Isle of Man Transport Go Explorer Cards accepted.
Tickets available from the Lhen Coan Station Booking Office - £4.50 Adults, £2 Children (standard services)
Special Event Tickets for Christmas and Easter can be purchased online in advance at www.ggr.org.uk

Groudle Glen, Onchan, Isle of Man
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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Christmas Services - Santa Trains - Sat & Sun (11 Dec 2022 - 19 Dec 2022)
Christmas Services - Mince Pie Trains - Boxing Day (26 Dec 2022)
Easter Services - Easter Sunday & Monday (17 Apr 2023 - 18 Apr 2023)
Summer Season - Sundays - May to September (8 May 2023 - 25 Sept 2023)

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

  1. The small Groudle River runs through the mature woodland of Groudle and Molly Quirk’s…

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

    0.14 miles away
  3. A popular leisure attraction for visitors and residents alike, Onchan Pleasure Park has…

    1.32 miles away
  1. The Ballanette Reserve includes a series of lakes with at least one bird watching hide.…

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

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

    1.49 miles away
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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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  8. Raise the stakes and venture into the Palace Casino. With its exciting atmosphere and a…

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  9. Noble's Park is a beautiful, well maintained park, located in upper Douglas.

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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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