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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: Wednesday 01 April 2015
Description: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. A major work from the remarkable partnership of playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, ensembles. Start time: 19.00, doors open 18.30, Ballakermeen High School,, Douglas, 648700 http://www.thestudiotheatre.im.
Dates: Thursday 02 April 2015 - Friday 10 April 2015
Description: Art Society Easter Exhibition. Exhibition of 400 works of art by local artists. 10am until 5pm, (1pm on Friday 10th). Adults £2 (includes catalogue), accompanied children free. Villa Marina Arcade,, Douglas, 01624621925.
Dates: Friday 03 April 2015 - Sunday 05 April 2015
Description: Easter Festival of Running. The Easter Festival of Running supported by Celton Manx is a three day running extravaganza which opens on Good Friday with a fast, largely flat 10k. Saturday sees the Peel Hill Climb, a 6k run in the shadow of the Island ??s iconic castle, in the west of the Island. The main event of the weekend is a 5k road race for women followed by a 4 x 5k relay run for men on Douglas Promenade. The event concludes with a great social evening at the Outback in Douglas. ,, 01624670521 http://www.easterfestival.info.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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