6 Sights in Douglas, Isle of Man (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Douglas, Isle of Man. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Douglas, Isle of Man.

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1. Tower of Refuge

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The Tower of Refuge is a stone-built castellated structure which was erected on St Mary's Isle in Douglas Bay, Isle of Man, in order to afford shelter to mariners wrecked on the rock. The tower was constructed through the endeavours of Sir William Hillary, who had been instrumental in several rescues of sailors stranded on the rock, and which culminated in the heroic rescue of the crew of the Saint George Steam Packet Company steamer RMS St George, when it foundered on the rock in the early hours of November 20, 1830. Sir William personally contributed a high proportion of the costs and secured a substantial number of public contributions for funding the structure.

Wikipedia: Tower of Refuge (EN)

2. Grand Union Camera Obscura

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The Grand Union Camera Obscura was built during the 1890s and is located on Douglas Head near the Lighthouse. The building is a tourist attraction that offers a unique view of its surroundings. Using several lenses and mirrors, it reflects a unified, panoramic view of the surrounding area that is split into small digestible scenes and projected onto large white screens within the dark confines of the building. This optical effect is achieved by the apparatus known as camera obscura.

Wikipedia: Grand Union Camera Obscura (EN)

3. Tynwald

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Tynwald 2007-12-04 / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Tynwald, or more formally, the High Court of Tynwald or Tynwald Court, is the legislature of the Isle of Man. It consists of two chambers, known as the branches of Tynwald: the directly elected House of Keys and the indirectly chosen Legislative Council. When the two chambers sit together, they become "Tynwald Court".

Wikipedia: Tynwald (EN), Website

4. Solway Harvester Memorial

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The Solway Harvester was a scallop dredger from Kirkcudbright, Scotland which sank off the coast of Douglas, Isle of Man in heavy seas on 11 January 2000 with the loss of all seven crew members. Following salvage, the damaged ship was taken to Douglas, where she remained until dismantled for scrap in January 2014.

Wikipedia: Solway Harvester (EN)

5. Villa Gaiety

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The Gaiety Theatre and Opera House is a theatre in Douglas, Isle of Man which together with the Villa Marina forms the VillaGaiety complex. The Gaiety is situated on Douglas promenade, overlooking the sea and adjacent to the Villa Gardens, Arcade and Butts.

Wikipedia: Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man (EN), Website

6. Saint George's

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St George's Church is an Anglican church in Douglas, Isle of Man and falls within the Diocese of Sodor and Man. It was formerly one of two worship centres in association with All Saints Church, Douglas.

Wikipedia: St George's Church, Isle of Man (EN), Website


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