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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 01 July 2014 - Tuesday 29 July 2014
Description: Brass Bands Summer Season (July). Brass Bands Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Villa Marina Arcade. Sundays in the gardens if fine, Villa Marina Arcade, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624694598 http://www.iomarts.com.
Dates: Sunday 15 June 2014 - Sunday 28 September 2014
Description: Sunday Night at the Prom. A programme of concerts at the end of the day. Starting at 8.00pm. Admission Free. Refreshments will be served following the concert. Promenade Methodist Church, Loch Promenade, Douglas.
Dates: Wednesday 30 July 2014
Description: Noble's Park Activity Day. Come along and try out one of our activity sessions at Nobles Park from 12.30-4.30pm or from 6pm-8pm. Nobles Park 'Love Parks Week' is supported by GoDoActive team, offering you the opportunity to try out a new activity, whatever your age. Collect a programme from the Bandstand outling the activities. Begin to run, Boccia, Bosu Balance Training, Bowls, Burlesque Dancing, Chair Based Exercises, Cycling the Plank, Exercise Machines, Garden Workshop, Green Walk & Talk, Out2Play, Skipping, Walking Football, Wheelchair Sports, Yoga, Zumba. Nobles Park,, Douglas, http://www.godoactive.im.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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