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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Fascinating! The quality of build evident in these old mountain trams is impressive. The standards of preservation and maintenance are obviously high. The helpful staff are lovely. The views from the ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Tried to follow ordinance survey map but friendly local told us the ones marked don't exist. Took a longer route via windy corner and over an unmarked Hill parallel to the busy mountain road. Steep cl...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    It's a mountain. You can see scotland, Wales, northern island and England. It's a mountain with lots and lots of wind, sheep, wind and more wind. A lovely cafe at the top. Quite pricey for what you ge...  more »

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