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Douglas Guide

Douglas on the Isle of Man is a town and the island's capital. It is located at the mouth of the River Douglas which forms part of the town's harbour and commercial port. Situated on a bay that is roughly 2 miles long, Douglas is the main commercial hub on the island for business, finance, legal services, transport, shopping, entertainment and shipping.

There are many things to see and do in Douglas including the Tower Refuge which is a small castle like shelter built on Conister Rock in Douglas Bay as a sanctuary for shipwrecked sailors. Visitors also enjoy taking a ride on a horse drawn tram which operates along the promenade from the Sea Terminal to the Manx Electric Railway. There are also steam trains that run for 15 miles from Douglas railway station to Port Erin in the south of the island. Finally, for petrol heads, the Isle of Man TT motorcycle race, which is held annually, starts and ends in Douglas.

Douglas Port is the primary and only ferry port on the Isle of Man, with services connecting the island with the British Isles and the Irish mainland. The ferry terminal is situated on the waterfront, on Central Promenade, right in the heart of the city.


Liverpool Birkenhead Guide

Birkenhead is part of the extensive Liverpool dock system, located on the Wirral Peninsular, on the west bank of the River Mersey estuary. Ferries to Liverpool Birkenhead arrive in the ultra-modern Twelve Quays Ferry Terminal from Belfast, a route operated by Stena Line, or from the Isle of Man, provided by Steam Packet.

The sea has played an important part in the town's history through its port and its tradition in shipbuilding. The town's design, which was influenced by William Laird and his son John, is similar to that of Edinburgh New Town's, with sections of Birkenhead laid out in a grid pattern.

This grid was based around Hamilton Square and was started in 1826, boasting the highest number of Grade I listed buildings than any other square in England after London’s Trafalgar Square. Other interesting attractions include the Town Hall, the Queensway Tunnel Main Entrance and the Woodside Ferry Terminal.