Snaefell Mountain Railway

Type:Railway

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Snaefell Mountain Railway

About

This unique Victorian enterprise, which is around five miles long, has been in operation since 1895 and is the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles.

You can start your journey on the Manx Electric Railway from Douglas or Ramsey to the pretty village of Laxey on the east coast - then board the Mountain Railway winding its way to the Island's only mountain, Snaefell’s summit, where breathtaking views await.

Peaked at 2,036 feet above sea level, you may be able to see some, or all, of the Seven Kingdoms - England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and the kingdoms of heaven and the sea.

 

 

Guide Prices

Tickets are available from all manned stations, and from the Brakesman onboard the tram. Please see our website for current ticket options and fares:
https://www.gov.im/categories/travel-traffic-and-motoring/bus-and-rail/tickets-fares

Regular travellers and visitors can save money by purchasing a Go smart travel card.
Go Explore cards provide unlimited travel on our bus and rail services. These are available for 1, 3, 5 or 7 days.

Go cards are available online (www.gotravel.im) or from the Welcome Centre in Douglas Sea Terminal and main stations. Please see the Go cards page for more details.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility - Please see our website for more detailed accessibility information: https://www.gov.im/categories/travel-traffic-and-motoring/bus-and-rail/accessibility-information
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - On-site cafes are located both within Laxey Station and at the Summit.

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Groups Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates - Group rates are available for groups of 20 persons or more. For large groups booking is always advisable - please contact heritagerailways@gov.im
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Dog Friendly
  • Event Venue - For private hire, weddings, and group bookings please contact us at heritagerailways@gov.im
  • Group Friendly
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
Laxey Station, Laxey, IM4 7NY
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Opening Times

2019 (26 Mar 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)

* For more detailed journey information please see our timetable at www.rail.im

Map & Directions

What's Nearby

  1. The source of the Laxey River is located on Snaefell, the Island’s highest peak. It…

    0.08 miles away
  2. Laxey Glen and Pavilion, a favourite among tourists and locals alike, is a popular spot…

    0.11 miles away
  1. King Orry's Grave is the largest known Megalithic tomb on the island and tells the story…

    0.35 miles away
  2. This feat of Victorian engineering and ingenuity is the largest surviving waterwheel of…

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  3. Axnfell is on the steep north facing slopes of Glen Roy and has an area of 36 hectares…

    0.53 miles away
  4. Laxey Beach is situated on the Island's east coast approximately 8 miles north of Douglas…

    0.76 miles away
  5. Dhoon Glen, known for its natural and rugged beauty, is a small, wooden glen 5 miles…

    1.86 miles away
  6. Garwick Beach, located in the valley of Baldrine, can be found at the foot of Garwick…

    2 miles away
  7. Conrhenny Plantation offers unspoilt panoramic views over Douglas Bay, and is the perfect…

    2.03 miles away
  8. Conrhenny is a growing venue for community involvement, with a 5 hectare Children's Wood…

    2.07 miles away
  9. The Ballanette Reserve includes a series of lakes with at least one bird watching hide.…

    2.64 miles away
  10. Snaefell is the highest mountain and the only summitt higher than 2,000 feet on the Isle…

    2.84 miles away
  11. Two pretty reservoirs, a short walking distance apart, that lie in the hills above Onchan…

    3.21 miles away
  12. Cashtal yn Ard, or the Castle of the Heights, is a well preserved chambered tomb situated…

    3.21 miles away
  13. Ballaglass Glen is a pretty Manx Glen, north of Laxey which is a favourite for artists…

    3.31 miles away
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