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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 30 January 2015
Description: Gerald Gardner Witchcraft and the Isle of Man. In this illustrated lecture, historian John Callow unpacks his original research looking at the final years of the founding father of modern Wicca, who in the 1950s and 1960s lived in Mann. Gerald Gardner ran a witchcraft museum and coven (on the Island), and initiated a number of highly influential people in the growth of the craft. Tickets £10, 7.30pm. Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas, 01624648000.
Dates: Wednesday 04 February 2015
Description: Andrea Chenier. Umberto Giordanos Andrea Chenier (1896) presents a fictionalised account of the last years of the French poet Andrea Chenier. Start time: 19.00, doors open 18.30, Ballakermeen High School,, Douglas, 648700 http://www.thestudiotheatre.im.
Dates: Wednesday 11 February 2015
Description: Love's Labour's Lost. Loves Labours Lost Ballakermeen Studio Theatre Douglas start time 19.00. Adults £15.00, Ballakermeen High School,, Douglas, 648700 http://www.thestudiotheatre.im.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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