Snaefell Mountain Railway
The railway is the only electrically worked mountain railway in the British Isles. This 3ft 6in. gauge line runs for four miles 53 chains from Laxey to a point 44ft below the summit of Snaefell 2,036ft above sea level. Dating from 1895, Laxey is the starting point for the Snaefell Mountain Railway, a unique Victorian enterprise which winds its way up 2,000 feet to the top of Snaefell. Snaefell is the Island's only mountain, its summit 2,036 feet (621 metres) above sea level. The name Snaefell, or Sniaull in Manx, comes from the Norse for Snow Mountain. On your journey up the mountain there are spectacular views on a clear day. It's the only place in the British Isles where you can see seven kingdoms - England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Heaven, Mann and the Sea - just by turning around.
Opening Times : Daily 26 Mar-Sep (not 29 Mar). Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun Oct-3 Nov.
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