Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Type:Railway

Close up of decorated trammer horse

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About

We are delighted that the Horse Trams are now back in action following an extensive absence during the Douglas Promenade refurbishment works.

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 has been operated by Isle of Man Railways since 2016 using 12 original tramcars which in turn have been receiving a full refurbishment to their full former glory 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 Derby Castle or the Villa Marina. After you have boarded the tram simply sit back, relax and enjoy the 1.5 mile journey and the stunning views out to sea.

 

Guide Prices

Single Journey
Adult £3
Child £2
Family £10 for a family of two adults and up to three children

Day Tickets
Adult £6
Child £3
Family £15 for a family of two adults and up to three children

1, 3, 5 and 7 Day Explorer tickets accepted. Go Explore for unlimited travel on scheduled bus and rail services for 1, 3, 5 or 7 days. Go Explore Heritage for unlimited travel on scheduled bus and rail services.

For further information on the Go Cards and fares please see our website.
Accompanied children under 5 years of age travel free.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets
  • Disabled Accessibility - For more detailed accessibility information please see our website www.rail.im or email Hireme@gov.im
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking available
  • Electric Car Charging Point
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Groups Accepted - Please email Hireme@gov.im
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - Group concessions are available for groups 20 or more - please contact us at Hireme@gov.im for more information.
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties - Please email Hireme@gov.im for further infromation
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue - For private hires, weddings, and group bookings contact us at hireme@gov.im
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets - Toilets at Derby Castle (Stratthallan Tram terminus)
  • TT & Biker 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

Tours and Demonstrations

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

Travel & Trade

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

Opening Times

Season (14 Sept 2022 - 30 Oct 2022)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - SundayOpen

* View timetable at www.iombusandrail.im

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