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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: Tuesday 26 May 2015
Description: Paul Merton Impro Chums. Paul Merton, one of the UK's best-loved performers, and his world renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show, based entirely on suggestions from the audience. Tickets £21.50, concessions available. Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Thursday 07 May 2015 - Sunday 31 May 2015
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: Saturday 30 May 2015 - Friday 05 June 2015
Description: TT 2015 Qualifying. 30th May, 1st,2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th June roads close at 1800hrs. ,, 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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