Isle of Man Steam Railway

Opened in 1874, this narrow gauge railway still runs with its original locomotives and carriages, through an ever changing landscape, to a choice of destinations in the south of the island. Special events are put on throughout the year. Designated coach parking facilities are available near most main stations and group discount bookings of 25% are available.


  • Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Part Disabled Access


Full Description

Set in the heart of the Irish sea, off the north west coast of England lies Britain's best kept secret - the Isle of Man. The Island developed a thriving tourist industry and much of the Victorian infrastructure remains, including one of the largest functioning networks of steam and electric railways.

At Douglas, the Islands capital, you can head to a choice of destinations in the South by Steam Railway, these include the ancient monastery of Rushen Abbey, the impressive Castle Rushen and a number of sheltered, sandy beaches. At the opposite end of Douglas promenade you can step aboard your tram car and travel northwards towards Laxey, containing the world’s largest water wheel.

Laxey is the starting point of the Snaefell Mountain Railway, a unique Victorian enterprise which winds its way up above 2,000 feet to the top of Snaefell, the Island’s only mountain. At the top enjoy refreshments and sunset dinners in the Summit hotel Cafe, on a clear day one can see the six kingdoms. The kingdom of Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Mann and Heaven.

Designated coach parking, set down and pick up points are available nearby most main stations as are cafes and toilets.

Special events are put on throughout the year and private hires are available.

Group discount bookings of 25% are available.

Visit or call 01624 663366 for information and group bookings

Contact & Location

Address:Transport Headquarters
Banks Circus
Isle of Man IM1 5PT
Contacts: 01624 663 366
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Open days:Daily 18 Mar-5 Nov. (not Tue-Wed until 6 Apr, 26 Apr-11 May, 19 Sep-1 Nov).

Upcoming Events

01 Sep-08 Sep 2018 Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary

This entry was last updated on 12th February 2017

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