"Douglas - Isle of Man" Douglas by AnjoLuci

Douglas Travel Guide: 62 reviews and 178 photos

Douglas is the Isle of Man capital with by far the highest population at over 25,000. It is the island hub for shipping, transport, shopping, and entertainment. It is also the home of the government and main finance sector.

Located on the east coast of the Isle of Man. Douglas has been the island's capital since 1863 and holds most of the island action. Its beautiful sea front is lined with picturesque hotels and restaurants. The shopping high street is filled with familiar names like Boots, Marks & Spencer, Next, and many more as well as many locally owned stores. Parking is available on the sea front or in various car parks around the town.

The south side is close to town, steam railway, buses and sea terminal, but very noise.

The north side leaves behind the noise of town and is closer to the Manx Electric Railway. From spring to early autumn the Horse Drawn Trams run along the front. This can make a big difference for those without cars, who wish to get along the 2 mile long promenade.

Buses and Taxis are also available

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Love the air, green, sea, clean place
  • Cons:Not much to do after a week. Just rest!
  • In a nutshell:A wonderful place to go.
  • Last visit to Douglas: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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