Isle of Man: The Manx Explorer

Isle of Man: The Manx Explorer


The Isle of Man is something of a mecca for steam and rail enthusiasts, with three different railway experiences, not to mention a delightful horse-drawn tram.

Travelling to the Isle of Man by the traditional, stress-free ferry route, our first trip sees us ride the Isle of Man Steam Railway, the longest narrow-gauge steam line in the British Isles that still uses its original locomotives and carriages, on a scenic route to the south-west of the island, where we explore several of the historic sites here. Next, it’s all aboard the Manx Electric Railway, which connects with the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey and takes us to the summit 2,000 feet above sea level. A visit to the iconic Laxey Wheel follows, along with another opportunity to ride the Electric Railway. On our penultimate day on the island, we explore several more historical attractions before enjoying the gentlest of rides on one of the horse-drawn trams that ply back and forth along the promenade on Douglas Bay.

Isle of Man

5 Days


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  • What to Expect

    • Journey along the Manx Electric Railway
    • Visiting Castle Rushen, an impressive fortress which was once home to the Kings and Lords of Mann.
    • View the iconic Laxey Wheel

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