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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 17 September 2014 - Wednesday 30 December 2015
Description: Ballroom & Latin Dance Class. Classes for Ballroom and Latin dance. Wednesdays from 6pm until 7.30pm. St Matthews Hall, North Quay, Douglas. Beginners and improvers all welcome. Learn to dance for weddings, cruises, parties or just fun! Gain confidence, exercise, meet new people and learn in a relaxed atmosphere. St Matthews Hall, North Quay, Douglas, 07624419028.
Dates: Friday 24 October 2014
Description: The Real War Horses. The Real War Horses: Horse Power, Logistics and Transport 1914-18. A talk by Andrew Robertshaw, Director of Battlefield Partnerships and military consultant on the Steven Spielberg feature film War Horse. 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas, 01624648000.
Dates: Friday 24 October 2014 - Saturday 01 November 2014
Description: Shrek the Musical. Shrek the Musical, by David Linsay-Abaire. At the Gaiety Theatre. Tickets from £20.00 consessions available, 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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