Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Celebrating 140 years of service along the Promenades in 2016
++++  2016 Season started on 30 April and runs through to 30 October - see Timetable & Fares  ++++


Welcome to the Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway website where you should find everything you want to know about the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, including:
We're helping to promote the tramway to a worldwide audience. Please browse through our website pages - we hope you like what you see.

Manx Museum, Douglas (MNH/iMuseum)


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Joining Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway helps us to demonstrate tangible public support for maintaining the tram service along the full length of Douglas promenades using horse-drawn original tramcars.

Maintaining a working role for heavy horses (in our case Clydesdales and Shires) is also an important element of their equine breed conservation.


DateOn UntilEvent
29 October 2016 30 October 2016 Meet the Trammers Tours - 12noon & 1pm 
30 October 2016  Last day of 2016 Horse Tram Season 
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Please check with event organisers for full details and to confirm times / dates before making your travel arrangements and setting out.
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Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway is an independent volunteer community group established in September 2014 to help promote and support the continued operation of the world's last remaining 19th century original horse-drawn passenger tramway, running the length of the seafront promenades of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, since 1876.

Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway believe that the Tramway forms an intrinsic part of the Island's heritage offering to visitors; it is an icon for both Douglas and the Isle of Man, part of the nation's identity.

Iron Pier, Douglas 1877 (MNH/iMuseum)

Friends' Noticeboard

  • Sale of Horse Trams raises less than £10,000 Subject to necessary paperwork being completed, the 'surplus six' tramcars were sold at the Murrays Auction House in Douglas on 27 August.  The hammer prices realised for the tramcars were ...
    Posted 29 Aug 2016, 12:09 by Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
  • Summer Hill Stables 'For Sale' Douglas Borough Council as owner has instructed local commercial property agent Chapman & Co to sell the Summer Hill Stables site. Described as a 'prime development opportunity', it includes the 3 ...
    Posted 27 Aug 2016, 09:49 by Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
  • 6 'Surplus' Horse Trams to be Auctioned Douglas Borough Council has announced that it intends to offer a total of six surplus horse trams for sale by auction on Saturday 27th August.The following press release was ...
    Posted 29 Aug 2016, 11:15 by Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
  • Stables Tour, Exhibition & Shop Now Open Guided tours of the stables and a new exhibition area and mini-shop have opened at the Summer Hill Stables.  'Meet the Trammers' tours are planned each weekend until the ...
    Posted 29 Aug 2016, 03:32 by Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
  • Horse Trams ready to celebrate 140th Anniversary Plans are all set for the 140th anniversary celebrations with a programme of events on the weekend of 6/7th August. A copy of the programme is available to download ...
    Posted 29 Aug 2016, 03:33 by Friends of Douglas Bay Horse Tramway
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