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Douglas

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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 22 April 2016 - Sunday 22 May 2016
Description: Drawn Steel. Drawn Steel by Rob Jones. Free admission. Sayle Gallery, Villa Colonnade, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624674557.
Dates: Friday 06 May 2016 - Saturday 07 May 2016
Description: Manx National Rally. National Rally action on the fastest stage miles in Europe. ,, Douglas, 01624812302 http://www.manxnationalrally.com.
Dates: Saturday 07 May 2016
Description: Tower of Refuge Walk. Tower of Refuge Walk. Your opportunity to walk out safely to this enigmatic Douglas landmark. Meet at Jubilee Kiosk Loch Promenade. A donation to support the work of the R.N.L.I. would be appreciated. Please ensure you wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Instructions of the Coastguard and stewards must be followed. The event is weather dependant so the start may be delayed and the return to the Promenade may be earlier than planned. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Further deatails from 365098 Time of walk to be confirmed. Jubilee Kiosk, Loch Promenade, Douglas, 07624 365098 http://www.douglas.org.im.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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