The Snaefell Mountain Railway is an ideal trip to take during your Manx Holiday. Running from Laxey where it connects to the Manx Electric Railway, near to the famous Laxey Wheel, it runs up to the summit of Snaefell at 2034 feet.
At 8 km long, and with a journey taking around 30 minutes, it is a very popular trip for holiday makers on the Isle of Man visiting between April and September while it runs. If you are staying in the south of the Island a popular day involves a steam train trip to Douglas, a visit around the Manx Museum before heading to Laxey to view the Laxey Wheel before heading to the top of Snaefell for a bite to eat and a unique view.
The tramcars used on the railway are an authentic step back in time for you during your holiday. Built during 1895 and updated over time they give a genuine feel for how the Manx people would have enjoyed their days.
At the summit you will be able to see, Manannan's Cloak permitting, the Seven Kingdoms. But, even if the fog closes in you will be able to pop into the cafe for a bite to eat before heading back to visit the rest of the Island.
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