The Groudle Glen Railway, together with the Sea Lion Rocks Tea Rooms, is a Manx Charity operated by volunteers. A narrow gauge railway just North of Douglas in the Isle of Man it runs May to September on Sundays, and during July and August on Wednesday nights.
Originally planned and designed in conjunction with a zoo at Sea Lion Rocks the line was built in the Victoria Era in 1896. After the Second World War the railway was closed as was the zoo (with the animals allegedly released into the wild) until 1950 when the line was reopened.
The railway itself is under a mile long but is still a popular place to visit for holidaymakers on the Isle of Man with a single station on the loop operational for passengers.
In particular the special events run on the Groudle Glen Railway are very popular, with the Christmas event having pre-booking available online and running for 4 days over the period.
The Sea Lion Rocks Terminus Tea Rooms offers views out over the local scenery and serves a range of sandwiches, drinks, cakes and snacks to keep you going during your Manx visit. In addition they have a range of displays exhibits and films detailing Groudle Glen's Victorian past and unique cliff top zoo.
Further information can be found on the Groudle Glen Railway website.