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Douglas

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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 05 October 2016
Description: An Evening with Ken Livingstone. Isle of Man Sporting and Dining Club presents An Evening with Ken Livingstone at the Gaiety Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50, from the Villa Booking Office, online at www.villagaiety.com or telephone 01624 600555. Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Friday 07 October 2016
Description: Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show. Adults £20.50, senior concessions £18.50. Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Saturday 08 October 2016
Description: Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers. A Mugenkyo concert is very varied: some of the songs are very high energy with fast powerful rhythms on big drums, whilst others are slower and very graceful to watch with highly choreographed, syncronised movement and dance. Adults £23, concessions £21. 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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