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Douglas

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A thriving capital with a picturesque prom

Very much the Victorian-style seaside town with a curving row of impressive buildings arching along the Promenade, Douglas is the Isle of Man’s largest town. Although now a busy financial centre with thriving shops, cafes, bars and places of entertainment, a walk around town will unearth a myriad places of historic interest, quayside pubs and the starting point of both the Steam and Manx Electric Railways.


Why visit Douglas?

  • Victorian architecture
  • Manx Museum
  • Busy promenades
  • Trams and railways
  • Shopping
  • Gaiety Theatre and Villa Marina
  • Extensive array of eateries
  • Variety of accommodation
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Ascot - Exterior

Ascot

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The Ascot is situated just off the main promenade, offering a very comfortable base in Douglas.

Chesterhouse - Exterior

Chesterhouse

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The Chesterhouse offers beautiful sea views across Douglas Bay, yet is only a stone's throw from the town centre. The hotel is in the style of a town house and has a welcoming atmosphere, setting the tone for a relaxing stay. A perfect combination of great location and superb value.

Rutland - Exterior

Rutland

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The Rutland is situated on the Queen's Promenade overlooking Douglas Bay and a short walk from the town centre. This stylish hotel offers guests a comfortable stay in peaceful surroundings making it an ideal option for couples visiting the island for a relaxing getaway.

The Mannin - Exterior

The Mannin

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The Isle of Man's newest hotel offers modern, comfortable accommodation in the heart of Douglas, adjacent to the Villa Marina complex and Gaiety Theatre.

Sefton - Atrium

Sefton

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The Sefton is a traditional property set in the heart of Douglas, with excellent views over the bay. The hotel is built around an indoor atrium and guests have the option of choosing a balcony room overlooking the array of indoor flora and fauna. Excellent service is provided throughout the hotel and guests can be assured of a welcoming and comfortable stay. An ideal location from which to explore the delights the Isle of Man has to offer.

Kings Guest House - Exterior

Kings Guest House


This delightful guest house offers beautiful sea views from its position on the Queens Promenade. There are lovely gardens which provide an ideal place to sit back and relax or head to the quiet lounge.

Best Western Palace Hotel & Casino - Paragon Restaurant

Best Western Palace & Casino

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This modern hotel is set on the beautiful Victorian promenade with fantastic views across Douglas Bay and just fifteen minutes walk from the town centre. Along with the superb setting, you'll find well-appointed accommodation and a host of facilities, including an indoor leisure club, casino and cinema.

Caledonia - Exterior

Caledonia


Located on the Queens Promenade, this hotel is ideally positioned close to the Casino, cafes and bars.

Welbeck - Exterior

Welbeck

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Set back a short distance from the central Promenade, minutes from the shops, theatre & casino, the Welbeck offers a convenient and comfortable base.

Claremont - Exterior

Claremont

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The Claremont sits in an enviable position just a minute from the high street and offers amazing views across Douglas Bay. The hotel is characterised by its modern and stylish decor, individual style and luxury. The hotel also boasts an excellent bar and brassiere where guests can enjoy good food and picturesque sea views.

Empress  - Exterior

Empress

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The Empress boasts a prime position on the promenade where guests can enjoy excellent views of Douglas Bay and is just a ten minute walk from town, just far enough away from the hustle and bustle so as not to disturb. The hotel offers friendly service, a welcoming atmosphere and relaxed surroundings ensuring a comfortable stay. An ideal choice for those seeking a prime seafront setting at good value.

Blossoms - Exterior

Blossoms on the Bay


A small, family run non-smoking hotel situated in the centre of Douglas promenade with panoramic views over the bay.

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The facts:

Geography: Less than 60 miles off the coast of Lancashire, the Isle of Man is 33 miles long and 13 miles wide. Over 40% of it is uninhabited.

Travelling times: Just a short flight from mainland UK and accessible from a wide range of regional airports or alternatively, you can travel by fast sea cat from Liverpool in around 2½ hours or conventional ferry from Heysham in around 4 hours.

Transfer times: Travelling time from the airport to Douglas is around 20 minutes and most places can be reached within 30 minutes.
For sea arrivals, the port is in Douglas just minutes from most town hotels. Hotels around the rest of the island are not usually more than 30 minutes away. Transfers are not included in the price of our holidays although you may choose to pre-book taxi transfers at a supplement.

Passports & visas: You don’t need a passport to travel to Isle of Man, but all airlines do require that you produce photo ID at check in.

Currency: The Isle of Man’s currency is sterling. They do have their own coins and notes, although they are identical in size to ours. UK sterling currency is accepted in all shops, hotels etc, although you may receive change in Manx coins and notes which are not accepted in the UK!