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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 22 June 2016 - Wednesday 24 August 2016
Description: Summer concerts-an hour of popular music. An hour of popular music at St Thomas's Church, Douglas. (Off promenade, near Gaiety Theatre). Local choirs and bands as guest artistes. Light refreshments served. 29th June-Regal Singers 6th July-Salvation Army band and songsters (Flower Festival) 13th July-Glenfaba Chorale 20th July-Lon Dhoo Male Voice Choir All welcome. St Thomas's Church, Finch Road, Douglas, 672443.
Dates: Saturday 20 August 2016 - Friday 02 September 2016
Description: Festival of Motorcycling (Manx Grand Prix). Motorcycle practicing and racing on the mountain circuit. ,, Douglas, http://www.manxgrandprix.org.
Dates: Thursday 04 August 2016 - Sunday 04 September 2016
Description: Art from the Park. An exhibition of work by five artists who are demonstrating their working practice in the Villa Gardens as part of the Art in the Park weekend. Those artists are Jill Gillings, Celine Appleyard, David Metaxas, Rob Smith and Gavin Carter. Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm and Sunday from 1.30pm until 4.30pm. Free admission. Sayle Gallery, 1-3 Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624674557 http://www.sayle.gallery.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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