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Sunday, April 19, 2015
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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: Sunday 19 April 2015
Description: Tower of Refuge Walk. Grab your wellies and take advantage of this great opportunity to take a look at one of the Islands most iconic landmarks. Tower Insurance will once again be kindly sponsoring the event so all funds raised will go directly the the RNLI! You don't have to book, just turn up. Early evening, time to be arranged. Donations welcome. Douglas Beach,, Douglas, 01624696304.
Dates: Friday 24 April 2015 - Saturday 02 May 2015
Description: The Guild. Manx Music speech and Dance. The Islands premier celebration of Drama, Music and Dance.. Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Saturday 25 April 2015
Description: Sing A Long Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sing a Long Rocky Horror Picture Show. Gaiety Theatre Douglas Unsuitable for under 16's. Tickets from £15.00 starting at 20.30. 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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