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Douglas

(Doolish)

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: Thursday 27 August 2015 - Sunday 27 September 2015
Description: Pigs on the Wing. Pigs on the Wing. Pink Floyd Tribute Band. At The Gaiety Theatre Douglas. 8pm. Tickets £15.00, Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Saturday 05 September 2015
Description: Battle of the Pantos. Battle of the Pantos, with special guest Christopher Biggins. Tickets from £14. Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01624600555 http://www.villagaiety.com.
Dates: Monday 07 September 2015 - Friday 11 September 2015
Description: Crown Green Bowling Festival. A packed week of top Crown Green Bowls taking place in Douglas and Onchan with the finals on the Friday at the Noble's Park greens. Over £16,000 to be won. Entry forms available on www.visitisleofman.com/whatson/sports/bowlsfest.xml or email [email protected] /* */ to request one. ,, Douglas, 01624644644 http://www.visitisleofman.com.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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