Around Douglas

Around Douglas

Douglas is the capital and the commercial centre of the Isle of Man. It developed as a port over the last 300 years and with better berthing facilities it grew eventually usurping Castletown as the political and commercial centre. Douglas is rich in maritime history; it was from Douglas, Sir William Hillary established the RLNI in 1824; the Isle of Man Steam Packet is the oldest passenger ferry in the world; the Steam Packet vessels, commandeered during WW2 rescued 1 in 7 of all the troops at Dunkirk. Our suggested tour will take you up Douglas Head and from there along the majestic Marine Drive before travelling back into Douglas through its centre to the TT Grandstand before returning along the promenade.

  • Distance – 10 miles
  • Average time 1 or 2 hours
Route Highlights – Things you may see
  • Douglas Head
  • Marine Drive
  • Douglas Quay
  • Steam Railway Station
  • TT Grandstand
  • Manx Electric Railway
  • Douglas Promenade
Fuel Stops
  • Tickethall, Railway Station
  • Quayside Café and Bistro
  • Little Fish café, Douglas Quay
  • Coffee Republic, Victoria Rd
  • Starbucks, Victoria Rd
  • Thirsty Pigeon, Victoria Rd
  • Java Express, Prospect Hill
  • Davison’s, Villa Marina

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