Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, is a unique blend of holiday resort, finance centre and working harbour, and as such, offers the visitor a wealth of things to do. It is here, in the pedestrianised shopping centre, that you may find many of the major high street stores, plus a number of specialist shops where you'll find many examples of local handcrafted items.
A trip along Douglas Promenade in the world's oldest horsedrawn trams is a must. The town also has a casino, the superb Gaiety Theatre and the splendidly maintained buildings and gardens of the £15million flagship Villa Marina, presenting an exciting year-round programme of entertainment, theatre, film, art and music. The award winning Manx Museum is an excellent starting point for visitors keen to discover the amazing Story of Mann. Noble's Park with its range of amusements is home to the TT Grandstand, the focus for motorsport on the Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man is one of the very few places in the world where you can travel on steam and electric railways, which are over a century old. To see some of the Island's stunning scenery, there's no better way than stepping on board and back in time. The Isle of Man Steam Railway founded in 1873, operates throughout the summer and runs from Douglas to Port Erin in the South, passing through some magnificent countryside.
Douglas is also where you can step aboard the Manx Electric Railway to Laxey and Ramsey, or where you can sample a whole range of inspired cuisine, play golf or simply stroll along the promenade, gaze out to sea and begin to discover the true meaning of "time enough" or, in Manx Gaelic, "traa dy liooar".