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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: Saturday 20 December 2014 - Saturday 03 January 2015
Description: Puss in Boots and The Three Musketeers. Puss in Boots and The Three Musketeers. Christmas pantomime at the Gaiety Theatre, Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Friday 16 January 2015
Description: The Celtic Revival. This illustrated presentation will consider the roots of the Celtic revival and the evolving forms of visual expression from late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tickets £10. Starts at 7.30pm. Manx Museum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas, 01624648000.
Dates: Thursday 22 January 2015
Description: Treasure Island. Robert Louis Stevensons story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Start time: 19.00, doors open 18.30, Ballakermeen High School,, Douglas, 648700 http://www.thestudiotheatre.im.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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