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Friday, November 28, 2014
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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: Friday 28 November 2014
Description: Early Celtic Art-Dr Jody Joy. The former British Museum curator explores the story of Celtic Art, from small beginnings in France and Germany to its influence around Europe. Tickets £10. Starts at 7.30pm. Manx Museum, Kingswood grove, Douglas, 01624648000.
Dates: Thursday 27 November 2014 - Saturday 29 November 2014
Description: The Hound of The Baskervilles. The Hound of the Baskervilles-by Sir Arthur Connan Doyle. At the Gaiety Theatre. Tickets £16.50. Concessions and group discount available. Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Saturday 29 November 2014
Description: Archibald Knox and the Deers Cry Christmas Lecture. Discover more about the celebrated Manx artist, Archibald Knox, and his great masterpiece, The Deers Cry in an illustrated lecture by Yvonne Cresswell. Adults £6, students/children £3. 2pm-4pm. Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas, 01624648000.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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