Douglas Bay Horse Tramway

Serving the Promenades and the Public since 1876
+++   2017 Season Dates - Saturday 8 April to Sunday 5 November - CLICK HERE for 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 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.


Start DateDurationEvent
4 November 2017 1 Day Southern Vintage Ploughing Match - Colby Level 
5 November 2017 1 Day Last Day of the 2017 Horse Tram Season 
11 November 2017 1 Day Marown Royal Ploughing Match - Strang 
1 May 2018 Until 29 October 2018 2018 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 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 along the seafront promenades of Douglas, capital of the Isle of Man, since 1876.

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

  • 2018 Season Dates Announced Horse tramway operator Isle of Man Railways has announced the provisional dates for the 2018 Horse Tramway season, which will commence 1 May 2018 and run thru until 29 October ...
    Posted 18 Sep 2017, 04:00 by Friends of DBHT
  • 2017 Heritage Open Days Organised annually by Manx National Heritage, join in and enjoy for free the biggest heritage event on the Isle of Man, taking place this year over the weekends of 29 ...
    Posted 20 Aug 2017, 10:15 by Friends of DBHT
  • 2017 Manx Heritage Transport Festival Timetable The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway timetable for the Manx Heritage Transport Festival period (26th to 30th July inclusive) has been published. Click on the image below to view.On Wednesday ...
    Posted 19 Jul 2017, 15:33 by Friends of DBHT
  • New Douglas Promenade Vision Promoted The Department of Infrastructure is promoting a vision for the future of Douglas Promenade that will deliver significant social, economic and travel benefits and create a national asset the Island ...
    Posted 11 Jul 2017, 07:51 by Friends of DBHT
  • Horse Tram Service to Resume 24 May The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway will resume a limited service from Wednesday 24th May 2017. The decision has been taken by Isle of Man Railways, with the advice of Ray ...
    Posted 19 May 2017, 12:26 by Friends of DBHT
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