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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: Sunday 15 May 2016 - Sunday 29 May 2016
Description: Brass Band Concerts (May). Brass Bands of the Isle of Man at 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 3pm on Sundays. Villa Marina Arcade, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624 694598 http://www.iomarts.com.
Dates: Thursday 26 May 2016
Description: From The Jam. From the Jam (the Public gets what the Public Wants). Villa Marina Royal Hall Tickets £25.00, Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Saturday 28 May 2016 - Friday 03 June 2016
Description: TT 2016 Qualifying. 28th May to 3rd June roads close at 1800hrs. for TT practice on the Mountain course. ,, Douglas, http://www.iomtt.com.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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