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Address: Summerhill Road, Douglas

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Pretty little glen

Pretty little glen tucked behind the horse tram shed in Douglas. Not that much to write home about during the day but at night it becomes a magical distraction. Lights and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Tracey R
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly pleasant walk which takes 5 minutes from top to bottom. Nothing much to see and as with most places on the Isle of Man it feels neglected and run down. Not worth a special trip bit take a walk through to see the lights if you're passing.

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Thank TravellingOrange
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty little glen tucked behind the horse tram shed in Douglas. Not that much to write home about during the day but at night it becomes a magical distraction. Lights and animations make this a great place to visit particularly with little ones....or those who are kids at heart. Go spotting the various illuminated animals and numerous fairy doors. I... More 

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Thank Tracey R
Yateley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Only found this place by chance, they light it up in the evening so its a fun walk through the glen after dark where the kids can search for the fairy doors

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Thank Tony R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Didn't know this place was here. Found it late one evening and were a bit unsure whether to explore. So glad we did. Lovely to see the children running around looking at all the lights. A truely magical place.

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Thank Newforestpat
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I was a little sad to see how the glen has changed and gone into decline over the years. It's still an enjoyable little half hour amble with lovely views across the bay but the magical aspect with the fairies etc has sadly gone. Not good for people with mobility problems as there are lots of steps and it's quite... More 

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Thank swalsh1970
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is easy to walk to from the main Douglas hotels (at the electric railway end of the promenade). The illuminations have made the glen beautiful at dusk and given more of a reason to visit it. Not too long or hard a walk.

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Thank Notsogrumpytim
Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Who would have thought that just a couple of minutes walk from Douglas prom, you would find this little place! We arrived at the entrance of summer hill glen not really knowing what to expect. On entering the gate, we climbed the steps up to the first illuminated platform. Colour changing spotlights are really effective. Further up the glen, there... More 

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london
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were in the Isle of Man for the August horse tram festival and saw posters for the Summerhill Glen illuminations so we went in one evening once it got dark enough, to find out what was going on. A nice little excursion and lots of areas lit up with characters and other lights. All very pleasant on a mild... More 

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Belfast
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Best time to take a stroll through the glen is between 8-30 and 11-30 at night to see it all light up.

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Thank Jackie H
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

During our family holiday we took our children to Summerhill Glen after a meal at The Terminus pub. We arrived at about 8pm, just as it was getting dark and our 2 children (age 10 & 6) loved it, particularly our 6 year old daughter who spent the whole time hunting for fairy doors - and looking for fairies (which... More 

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