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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 01 July 2016 - Sunday 31 July 2016
Description: Of Time and Place art exhibition. Peter Davies-Of Time and Place Art Exhibition. Peter has enjoyed a long career spanning five decades in the arts. Born in Moreton on the Wirral peninsula, he was educated at Wallasey School of Art, Birmingham College of Art and Birmingham University, and latterly served as Principal of Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. Throughout this time he has produced a richly diverse body of work, inspired by his fascination with a sense of time and place, encompassing paintings, drawings, studio pieces, illustrations, collages and prints. Much of this is produced on location, notably around England, France and the Isle of Man, where he records the prevailing weather conditions, seasons or time of day, capturing the unique spirit of a moment in time. Villa Marina Colonnade, 1-3 Harris Promenade, Douglas, 674557 http://www.sayle.gallery.
Dates: Wednesday 22 June 2016 - Wednesday 24 August 2016
Description: Summer concerts-an hour of popular music. An hour of popular music at St Thomas's Church, Douglas. (Off promenade, near Gaiety Theatre). Local choirs and bands as guest artistes. Light refreshments served. 29th June-Regal Singers 6th July-Salvation Army band and songsters (Flower Festival) 13th July-Glenfaba Chorale 20th July-Lon Dhoo Male Voice Choir All welcome. St Thomas's Church, Finch Road, Douglas, 672443.
Dates: Saturday 02 July 2016
Description: Nobles Hospital Big Comedy Show. Offering a comic perspective on modern healthcare, an insight into modern medicine and the wonderful world of embarassing ailments. Tickets £10, concessions available. 7.30pm. Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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