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Wednesday, March  4, 2015
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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: Wednesday 04 March 2015
Description: Love's Labour's Won. Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls. Start time: 19.00, doors open 18.30, Ballakermeen High School,, Douglas, 648700 http://www.thestudiotheatre.im.
Dates: Thursday 05 March 2015 - Sunday 08 March 2015
Description: Isle of Man Darts Festival. With a chance to win more than £30,000 in prizes the Isle of Man International Darts Festival is a popular event for competitors and spectators alike. Contact LF Promotions for more details or see www.visitisleofman.com, Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, 01617936909 http://www.visitisleofman.com.
Dates: Tuesday 10 March 2015
Description: Joan Armatrading. Joan Armatrading Solo Tour. At the Villa Marina Royal Hall. Tickets £30.00. Villa Marina, 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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