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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: Thursday 15 December 2016
Description: Sporting & Dining Club-Ascent & Exploration. A thrilling evening of Life on the Edge with Ben Leason and Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The evenings illustrated presentations are split by interval, with Ben's starting at 7.30pm and Sir Ranulph's at 9pm. £22.50 per person in the stalls. Please telephone 600555 for booking. Royal Hall, Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Friday 16 December 2016 - Saturday 31 December 2016
Description: Wizard of Oz. Adult tickets from £18, concessions available. Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Friday 17 February 2017
Description: A Viennese Strauss Gala. Tickets £19.50, Gaiety Theatre, 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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