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Summerhill Glen

Summerhill Road, Douglas
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A Disappointment

I had discovered that there was a light show in the glen in the evenings in autumn and winter and... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
John T
Lancashire, United Kingdom

We found this place quite by chance. We saw one poster on the side of a wall advertising an... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Summerhill Road, Douglas
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

I had discovered that there was a light show in the glen in the evenings in autumn and winter and had waited with anticipation to take our little one there. Eventually we did just that in November of last year. What a disappointment it was....More

Thank John T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We found this place quite by chance. We saw one poster on the side of a wall advertising an illuminated walk. Why it isn't better advertised I don't know. It is steep and uneven, but at night quite magical. Children would love it. There were...More

Thank mumh
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Great little walk. Spent about 30-45 minutes here with a bit of time to kill - though this was definitely the highlight of my day. It's a secluded area of woodland just out of Douglas which is well maintained. The children enjoyed looking at the...More

Thank Olly P
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The quaint meandering paths on didfferent levels are well kept and an easy walk for all the family, from the top entrance on Victoria Road down to the spectacular view over Douglas Bay between the black cannons on the final higher ground.Theclovely little Fairy Glen...More

Thank LadyAzul
Reviewed 2 January 2017 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...More

1  Thank TravellingOrange
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...More

1  Thank Tracey R
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

Thank Tony R
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.

Thank Newforestpat
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...More

1  Thank swalsh1970
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.

Thank Notsogrumpytim
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22 November 2015|
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Response from AlyBee2013 | Reviewed this property |
As far a I am aware they are. There is no-one checking at either end of the glen and we have certainly seen people walking their dogs. Hope that helps and that you enjoy it!
14 October 2015|
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Response from AlyBee2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. They are as follows: 1st August to 31st August - 8pm to 12.30am 1st September to 30th November - 7.30pm to 12.30am 1st December to 6th January for Christmas switch on - 4.30pm to 10.30pm. Hope that helps.
1 September 2015|
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Response from TimRideout | Reviewed this property |
The official times for 2015/16 are: Lighting up times are; 1st August - 30th August 8.00pm to 12.30am 1st September - 30th November 7.30pm to 12.30am Christmas switch on 1st December - 6th January 4.30pm to 10.30pm