Douglas (Doolish in Manx) is the capital of the Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin in Manx) its largest town, and the main tourist and commercial centre. The hub of much Island activity, it offers a great variety of accommodation, holiday attractions and other visitor facilities such as first-class shopping, banks, building societies, and car hire.
The magnificent sweep of Douglas Bay, against the background of green hills, has a charm hard to equal anywhere. Douglas was a pioneer in illuminations and at night presents a scene of spectacular beauty.
Things to see and do
* Tower of Refuge
* Horse drawn trams
* Manx Museum
* The castle Mona
Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (GDP)
Language – Manx, English
Land Area – 572 sq km
Population – 26,220
Electricity – British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +44
Port Location – The port is located in downtown Douglas, a short distance from the main shopping area.
Transport Links – Douglas is served by frequent ferries to and from United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The only commercial airport on the island is the Isle of Man Airport at Ronaldsway.
There is a comprehensive bus system on the Isle of Man and six separate rail systems on the island.