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Day Trip on the Manx Steam Railway

Day Trip on the Manx Steam Railway

Wherever your steam ride takes you, make sure you stop off and explore the many heritage attractions and places of interest along the route.

Ballasalla

If you choose to alight at Ballasalla station, there’s plenty to keep you occupied including a leisurely walk that covers beautiful countryside, rivers and open farmland. The trail takes you past Rushen Abbey, an old monastery from the 12th century, before heading into Silverdale Glen; a beautiful and secluded glen sat on the river Silverburn.

Castletown

No visit to the South is complete without a visit to the ancient capital of Mann – Castletown – which is dominated by the imposing medieval fortress of Castle Rushen. Located around the picturesque harbour, you’ll also find the Old Grammar School, the Nautical Museum and the Old House of Keys – the former home of the Manx parliament.

Port Erin

At the end of the Steam Railway line you’ll find the picturesque seaside town of Port Erin. Step off the train directly onto the platform into the Railway Museum, a shrine of all things steam train related featuring locomotives and other interesting rail relics.

Stretch your legs with a strenuous coastal walk full of breath-taking scenery and the chance to spot a wide variety of wildlife. Start by ascending Milner’s Tower, before winding round to the Stony shores of Fleshwick Bay. Next, you can climb the summit of Lhiattee ny Beinnee to discover outstanding views of England, Wales and Ireland. This walk combines the wild beauty of the landscape with quiet village paths, giving you a real insight into life on the Isle of Man.

Product Information

  1. Contact Details:

    Douglas Steam Railway Station
    Banks Circus
    Douglas
    IM1 5PT

    Tel:

    +441624 662525
  2. Contact Details:

    Ballasalla
  3. Rushen Abbey

    Isle Of Man

    Contact Details:

    Mill Road
    Ballasalla
    Isle Of Man
    Isle Of Man
    IM9 3DB

    Tel:

    01624 823048
  4. Castle Rushen

    Castletown

    Contact Details:

    Castle Street
    Castletown
    IM9 1LD

    Tel:

    +44 (0)1624 827413
  5. Nautical Museum

    Castletown

    Contact Details:

    Bridge Street
    Castletown
    IM9 1AX

    Tel:

    01624 824186
  6. Contact Details:

    Station Road
    Port Erin
    Isle of Man
    IM9 6AE
  7. Contact Details:

    Isle Of Man

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Isle of Man Steam Railway (54.14771,-4.48596)Railway Ramble: Ballasalla, Rushen Abbey, Silverdale Glen, Grenaby (54.09605,-4.62932)9.88
Railway Ramble: Ballasalla, Rushen Abbey, Silverdale Glen, Grenaby (54.09605,-4.62932)Rushen Abbey (54.09785,-4.63474)0.37
Rushen Abbey (54.09785,-4.63474)Castle Rushen (54.07382,-4.65241)2.62
Castle Rushen (54.07382,-4.65241)Nautical Museum (54.074,-4.65096)0.09
Nautical Museum (54.074,-4.65096)Railway Museum, Port Erin (54.08523,-4.75766)6.37
Railway Museum, Port Erin (54.08523,-4.75766)Bradda Glen and Milner's Tower (54.09132,-4.7759)1.23
Total Distance *20.56 miles
Estimated Journey Time40 minutes

* Approximate distance by road