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Douglas

(Doolish)

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.

Welcome to Douglas, situated 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, etc, as well as many locally owned stores. Parking is available on the sea front or in various car parks around the town.

Tourists staying in Douglas should think about where they want to be. There are two sides to the hotel market. The south side is close to town, steam railway, buses and sea terminal. 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.


Events
Dates: Friday 14 August 2015
Description: The Ultimate Reunion. DJ's from some ot the best nightclubs and events on the Isle of Man in the 90 s / 00 s. Early bird tickets £8.50 Regular Tickets £12.50, Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555.
Dates: Saturday 15 August 2015
Description: Houghton Weavers. An evening of humour and song, from 8pm. Tickets £15 from Celtic Gold-Peel, Shakti Man-Ramsey, Peter Norris Music-Douglas and Thompson Travel-Port Erin. Also available online at www.centenarycentre.com, Centenary Centre, Atholl Street, Peel, http://www.centenarycentre.com.
Dates: Saturday 15 August 2015
Description: TinkerMann Festival. Gardens, Promenade/Colonnade suites. Tickets £19.75, concessions £15. Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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