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Snaefell, Laxey

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Snaefell is the highest mountain and the only summit higher than on the Isle of Man, at 2034ft above sea level. The summit is crowned by a railway station, cafe and several communications masts.ViewsIt is a well-known saying in the Isle of Man that on a clear day six kingdoms can be seen from the top: the Isle of Man, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Heaven. Some versions add a seventh kingdom, that of ManannĂ¡n (or the sea).The plaque at the summit indicates the directions of five points from Snaefell as well as their distances: 31mi to the Mull of Galloway (Scotland) 51mi to Scafell (England) 66mi to the Mountains of Mourne (Northern Ireland) 85mi to Liverpool (England) 97mi to Dublin (Ireland)
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  • What a contrast, have been up here 3 times now, never once seen the four kingdoms, England, Scotland, Ireland and the Kingdom of the sea. Sorry Wales you are a principality. You can leave Laxey in bri...  more »
  • It was a very nice day trip to come here from Douglas and back. At the end of the line, at the highest point, the fog was thick and could not admire the view, but the trip itself was very pleasant. In...  more »
  • Great electric train ride to the top that takes about half an hour from Laxey. Best to be on right hand side up to the mountain course/bungalow and then views best on the left. Cafe at the top is expe...  more »