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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: Wednesday 01 October 2014
Description: Stephen Fry Live-Live Streamed Event. This live satellite event marks the publication of Stephen Fry's brand new volume of memoirs, More Fool Me, following the 2010 best seller The Fry Chronicles. Adults £12.50, senior concession £10. 7.30pm. Broadway Cinema, Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Thursday 02 October 2014 - Friday 03 October 2014
Description: America: Dreams & Nightmares. The Life & Death of Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King had a dream and much of that dream of racial equality has been realised, but his wider dream of peace and an end to poverty in the world's wealthiest nation has not been achieved or even approached. Adults £21, concessions £12. Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Friday 03 October 2014
Description: Charity Race Night. If your horse wins the race you could win one of the fantastic prizes that have been kindly donated by many local companies. Raising funds for Junior Achievement. £5 per horse. £12 entry includes a Hot Pot Supper and programme. 7.30pm. Palace Hotel, Central Promenade, Douglas, 01624666266 http://www.jaiom.im/store.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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