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Poulsom Park

Type:Adventure Park / Playground

Poulsom Park

About

Poulsom Park is a traditional children's play park set in the heart of Castletown nestled between Castletown's picturesque train station and the Silverburn river.

The large enclosed play area is suitable for both toddlers and older children. A skate park features ramps, grind rails and a track made from earth. A small zip wire sits ajacent on the river side, and is accessible for children of all ages.

Dark Sky Site

Poulsom Park is also a registered Dark Skies Site. Any budding stargazer will enjoy the spectacular views on offer, with dark skies to the West and North.

Poulsom Park car park is one of 26 registered Dark Sky Discovery Sites on the Isle of Man. With the help of Interpretation Boards on site, stargazers can fully enjoy the stunning views on offer in the Manx skies.

Advice and Safety:

The stargazing site has a flat grassed area, bound by fences and trees. Some street lighting to the South and East, but will be obscured by trees.

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  • Stargazing in the Isle of Man
Castletown

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Opening Times

* Open all year round

Map & Directions

Road Directions

 Travel 10 miles south of Douglas on the A5. Poulsom Park is located behind Castletown steam train station.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Bus services to Castletown. For further information regarding the bus timetable visit www.bus.im

By Rail: Take the steam railway and alight at Castletown train station. For further information regarding the Steam Train visit www.iombusandrail.im/heritage

Poulsom Park can be accessed via car, bus or by alighting the steam train in Castletown.

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