Douglas Bay Horse Tramway


Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

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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 either end of the Douglas Promenades. After you have boarded the tram simply sit back, relax and enjoy the 1.5 mile journey and the stunning views out to sea.

Why not visit the "Trammers" in their stables, browse the stables shop and learn all about the history of the tramway. Open seasonally and when tramways are operational April to October 0900 -1600pm. Guided Stable tours run frequently- please enquire at Derby Castle Station or visit our web page.


Guide Prices

Single Journey
Adult £3
Child £2
Family £10

Day Tickets
Adult £6
Child £3
Family £15

1, 3, 5 and 7 Day Explorer tickets accepted

Go Horse Tram 2021 Season Card
Adult £30
Child £20

For further information on the Go cards and fares please see our website.



  • Disabled Accessibility - For more detailed accessibility information please see our website or email
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

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

Payment Methods

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

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties - Please email for further infromation
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue - For private hires, weddings, and group bookings contact us at
  • 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

* Currently closed for the 2020 season.

We hope to reopen in 2021

Please see our dedicated webpage for further information

Link can be found above.

Map & Directions

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