Cregneash Port Eirin, Isle of Man

Douglas – Victorian Steam Train & Cregneash

A visit to Cregneash takes you back into the past, and the serenity you’ll find there, compared to the hustle and bustle of life today, is something to be treasured.

  • Visit Cregneash and see the rugged/self-sufficient lifestyle.
  • Port Erin Railway Station.
  • Board Victorian Steam train.
  • Pretty walk along the quayside.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    3h30

  • Max. passengers

    40

  • Booking Code

    E-DGL5

  • From

    $ 132

  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing, waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes.

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 that characterized the farmers’ 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 you’ll find there, compared to the hustle and bustle of life today, 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 traveling 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 bus back to the Sea Terminal and the ship or choose to walk along the pretty quayside back to the Sea Terminal (about a third of a mile).

Practical information:

  • Remarks: Appropriate clothing, waterproof jacket and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Language: English.
  • Walking information: At Cregneash, please note the path from where the bus parks to the village is a natural path of grass and soil (about a quarter mile long). While mostly even, care should be taken, especially in damp conditions.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No.