Groudle Glen Railway

Type:Railway

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Sea Lion and visiting locomotive Polar Bear at Lhen Coan station

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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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Leisure Facilities

  • Shop

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • BACS accepted
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Groups Accepted
  • PayPal Accepted
  • Special group rates

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets
  • TT & Biker Friendly

Provider Features

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

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

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
Groudle Glen, Onchan, Isle of Man
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Tel+44 1624 670453

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Summer Season - Sundays - May to September (8 May 2022 - 25 Sept 2022)
Summer Evenings - Wednesday Evening (15 June 2022 - 31 Aug 2022)
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)

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.

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