HistoryThe retirement home set up in 1950 for Douglas Trammers, homeless and friendless horses set in 92 acres of countryside. Supported entirely by voluntary contributions. A registered charity (no. 620) and member of the National Equine Welfare Council. There is an interesting museum, well stocked gift shop and home baked cooking in the Cafe. Function room for party rentals.
LocationThe Rest home for Old Horses is located along Richmond Hill in Douglas.
Along the A5 travelling to Douglas, near the Cooil roundabout.
Douglas can be reached by most main bus routes: 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, and 6's, as well as many others minor routes. On the island most routes leads to/from Douglas. Buses no 1 and 2 travelling to Castletown/Douglas pass by the Rest Home for Old Horses.
By Electric Railway, take the trams heading to Douglas. Walk along the promenade to the bus station or take a horse tram/prom bus. Then take a no. 1 or 2 bus to Castletown and get off at the Home of Rest for Old Horses.
By Steam Railway, take the train to Douglas. Then take a no. 1 or 2 bus to Castletown and get off at the Home of Rest for Old Horses.
Tel: +44 (0) 1624 674594
VisitingA great place to visit. The facilities are very nice and well maintained by their volunteer staff. The horses are not shy and really enjoy visitors. They will come right up to the fence in hopes of an apple, carrot or bag of feed (bought from the gift shop, large £1 and small 25p). The location is very picturesque with benches and excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Visitors will have no trouble getting a drink or snack from the cafe and can enjoy the history of the place in the Museum. Watch out for the ducks (and ducklings in summer) as well as a Manx cat.