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Manx Electric Railway

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Fun! Takes you back to a past period in time.

Fun! Takes you back to a past period in time. Check the schedule make sure you get where you are going ok.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark C
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun! Takes you back to a past period in time. Check the schedule make sure you get where you are going ok.

Thank Mark C
Redditch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your in a hurry then walk, its quicker, but if you fancy a rather romantic trundle along the coast to Ramsey, via Laxey, then this method of travel is a must. We travelled the first half, to Laxey, in an open sided Train. It did seem most trains aren't so this was a real treat, cold and windy, but... More 

Thank Alan A
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great excursion. Was cloudy up top and you must step to the side of the cafe and experience the wind - wow takes your breath away. And if you can do in a day without low cloud would be better still. Fabulous scenery

Thank JackandWillMum
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fab time I had ,only minus is the cafe but still worth going up there for the fantastic view ...

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We done this trip yesterday and got off at Laxey to visit the Laxey Wheel and got some great photo's,we then took the train to the summit of Snaefell(Snow mountain) Mountain and we had the best experience ever. We then took the train to Ramsey and again it was great. The staff on all of the trains were fabulous, so... More 

Thank michael_ohanlon1
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a unique experience amazing views from the top of snaefell really enjoyable also the museum is worth a visit

Thank lyndastockport
Juno Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The views and scenery were spectacular. We trundled our way up Snaefell with plenty of time to take in the views. At the top we got out and walked around, finishing with a cup of hot chocolate in the cafe - warm and cosy out of the wind!

Thank mamasileo
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tram line takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the summit, stopping once at the TT level. This was closed and undergoing works whilst I was there. The trams themselves are quaint and the schedule means that often people are packed in to full capacity - especially on the way down. The scenery is beautiful at the top, but I... More 

Thank Aisling C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Embarked on our journey in a lovely extremely well kept carriage. A great way to travel and see the beautiful scenery.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The electric railway is my favourite transport on the island. I strongly advise you to go to the snaefel mountain on it. You'll get stunning views of the coast and the way up to the mountain feels just great. Besides, if you're lucky enough to take it on a sunny day, you might be able to see England, Scotland and... More 

Thank Crystell M

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