Douglas - Victorian Steam Train & Cregneash
Available all year
Visit Cregneash and see the rugged/self sufficient lifestyle.
Port Erin Railway Station.
Board Victorian Steam train.
Pretty walk along the quayside.
Our tour leaves Douglas and travels South to the folk village of Cregneash. Cregneash is isolated from the rest of the Island and was one of the last strongholds of the traditional skills and customs which characterised the crofters way of life. Here at Cregneash, the evidence of a rugged and self-sufficient lifestyle is again brought to life in the original preserved buildings. A visit to Cregneash transports you into the past, and the serenity to be found there, after the hustle and bustle of today’s life, is something to be treasured.
Following our visit to Cregneash we make the short transfer to Port Erin Railway station to board the Victorian steam train for the return journey to Douglas on a railway that is over 125 years old. The railway still uses much of the original rolling stock with passengers travelling in carriages pulled by the original engines that first worked the line in the 1890s. From the train, relax and enjoy the views of the Island’s countryside.
Arriving at Douglas train station, we transfer by coach back to the Sea Terminal and the ship or choose to walk along the pretty quayside back to the Sea Terminal (approx. 600 metres).
Remarks: Appropriate clothing, waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes.
Walking information: Approx. 400m at Cregneash, please note the path from coach park to the village is a natural path of grass and soil. Whilst mostly even, care should be taken especially in damp conditions.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
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