Groudle Glen


Groudle Glen

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Only two and a half miles north of Douglas is the Groudle Glen. It is of a deep, and in places rocky nature, with a lively bubbling stream running through its length. Excellent specimens of beech grow in the upper section whilst lower down pines and larch are more abundant. A small water wheel is situated in the lower glen. An attraction in the glen is the minature railway, run by enthusiasts which operates seasonally. 

Further down the glen, the miniature Groudle Glen Railway run by local enthusiasts operates on certain days throughout the year. The line curls around the headland to a small cove where the former operators of the glen kept Californian sea lions as an attraction.

This glen has four entrances, one at the Whitebridge on the main Onchan to Laxey road, one on the coast road at the tram stop next to the restaurant, one around the corner which is the entrance to Lhen Coan and the last one is from the beach.

Groudle Glen, Onchan

Opening Times

* Open all year round

Map & Directions

Road Directions

For those visiting by car, leave Douglas promenade and follow the King Edward Road around the coast. Take a sharp right at Groudle Road which is just before the Manx Electric Railway Stop and follow the narrow road down to the bottom where you will find ample car parking. 

Public Transport Directions

Groudle Glen can be accessed via car, bus or by alighting at Groudle Glen on the electric tram. 

By Bus: For further information regarding bus timetables visit

By Tram: For further information regarding the Electric Tram visit


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Sea Lion and visiting locomotive Polar Bear at Lhen Coan stationGroudle Glen Railway, OnchanSituated 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.

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