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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 620.9m 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 (Southern Ireland)Climbing SnaefellThe Snaefell Mountain Railway has a seasonal electric tram service, typically from April to October, which climbs the 4mi from Laxey to the summit.
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  • The trip up to Snaefell was with the mountain railway. After a stop at Laxey for refreshments and a comfort break we head up to the summit. Journey took 30 minutes with great views on one side. There ...  more »
  • After enjoying a unique trip on the Mountain Railway there is a nice restaurant at the summit where you can have a nice choice of eats and drinks, served by courteous and helpful staff who were only t...  more »
  • This trip is a bargain. Great great fun and stunning awe inspiring beauty and power of nature. What's not to like about an out of the box adventure, that includes history, rustic charm, and the stunni...  more »

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