"To many this image epitimises the Isle of Man" Top 5 Page for this destination Douglas by Pauldelabar

Douglas Travel Guide: 64 reviews and 178 photos

Water wheel at Laxey, near Douglas.

Climbing to the top of the water wheel was a real task for me as I'm scared of heights - but I did it !
Laxey is just a few miles from Douglas north in the direction of Ramsey.
Laxey is also the starting point for the mountain railway to the top of Snaefell.

Picture 'borrowed' from an IOM tourism site.

Local Douglas (Isle of Man) time: Same as UK.
Currency: British and Manx pound.
Language: English (and Manx: historical only )

Nearest large town(s)/city: IS Douglas.

If you are travelling from the UK, you don't need a passport to visit the Isle of Man but it is a form of identity for hiring a car etc.

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What's the current weather like in Douglas? (Link)

If I can quote from the little vinyl record that came with my holiday brochure for the Isle of Man at the time that I went there.
'When standing on the top of Snaefell (the mountain) you can see five kingdoms. England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and above - the Kingdom of Heaven'.

Falcon Cliff Hotel?

When I stayed in Douglas, this was the Falcon Cliff Hotel which used to put on some good entertainment in the evenings for a modest fee on the door.

However, I am told that it is not a Hotel anymore. Sad loss.

All flags flying.

Flags of the Isle of Man on Douglas promenade. The 3 legged design on the flag history says that, "No matter how I land, I will stand". Or something like that. The tracks in the foreground are for the horse drawn tram that runs along the seafront.

Short cuts:-
Fancy a look at my other Isle of Man pages

such as Port_Erin (Link)

Or how about Peel (Link)

or Back to my Homepage (Link)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Being an island, everything is only a short distance away.
  • Cons:TT races close a lot of roads making getting about a nightmare.
  • In a nutshell:Many things to see. A great holiday.
  • Last visit to Douglas: Sep 1988
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • aemilys's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2005 at 12:03 PM

    Joyeux anniversaire!!

  • TomFoolery's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2005 at 1:39 PM

    Brilliant pictures, this is another place on my wish list.

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2005 at 11:25 PM

    Paul a very nice start to your Douglas page. (I chose it because my father was "Douglas" an so is my nephew. I hope you will consider posting a photo of the fairy bridge. Well Done page! Kat


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