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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: Sunday 15 June 2014 - Sunday 28 September 2014
Description: Sunday Night at the Prom. A programme of concerts at the end of the day. Starting at 8.00pm. Admission Free. Refreshments will be served following the concert. Promenade Methodist Church, Loch Promenade, Douglas.
Dates: Tuesday 02 September 2014 - Tuesday 30 September 2014
Description: Brass Band Concerts (September). Brass band concerts at the Villa Marina Arcade. Tuesday and Thursdays 8pm. Sundays 3pm. Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624 694598.
Dates: Wednesday 03 September 2014
Description: Two Gentlemen of Verona. Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company to start the new season is Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy, Two Gentlemen of Verona. Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they both fall in love with the Duke's daughter Silvia. Put Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals' affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation. Start time: 19.00, Ballakermeen High School,, Douglas, 648700 http://www.thestudiotheatre.im.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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