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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: Friday 17 February 2017
Description: A Viennese Strauss Gala. Tickets £19.50, Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Friday 14 April 2017 - Monday 17 April 2017
Description: Rush Hour on the Railways. A four day celebration of the Steam and Electric Railway. ,, Douglas, 01624697400.
Dates: Tuesday 03 October 2017
Description: Jimmy Carr. Tickets £28.05. Starts at 8pm. Over 16's only. Royal Hall, Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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