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Douglas, Isle Of Man Cruise Port

Douglas is a small quaint town located on the East coast of the Isle of Man. It has been the capital city for the small island since the 19th century as well as the main hub for most of the island’s economic activities. A cruise to Douglas is the perfect opportunity to visit a hidden gem that is rich in culture, history, as well as the start and finish point of the famous Isle of Man TT motorcycle race. The port town has a large number of landmarks and attractions to visit some of which take you back in time and plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Douglas is also filled with a variety of restaurants that will leave any food enthusiast spoilt for choice. Below are the highlights of the many things one can enjoy in Douglas:
 
  • Take a trip and enjoy a scenic tour of the country side on the Isle of Man Steam Railway which can be found at the Old Victorian Railway station. Well maintained and reasonably priced it’s an experience that shouldn’t be missed.
     
  • Visiting the Manx Museum, found on Crellins Hill offers a fun and educational activity for both adults and children. It takes visitors through the diverse and long history of Douglas, which can be finished off with a visit to a café or heritage shop near the museum exit door.
     
  • Theatrical lovers will get a treat out of the Gaiety Theatre, which is well maintained after being restored to its original design as built in the 1900s. The theater hosts shows all year round and offers behind the scenes tours of various productions in the Summer.
     
  • One unique and seldom appreciated treat of Victorian times is the Grand Union Camera Obscura, which is situated atop Douglas. It uses the age old science of lenses and mirrors to capture and display a 360 degree panoramic image of Douglas within its walls.
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