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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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  • Fun way to get up the highest mountain on the Isle of Man. Climb aboard an old Mountain Tramway carriage in Laxey and after a steady 30 minute climb up a scenic valley you reach the summit if Snaefell...  more »
  • The weather was fine in Laxey and for most of the way up even at Bungalow Station. Got to the top and you could see nothing and it was cold and windy. Difficult to say anything above average. The trai...  more »
  • I walked up from the Bungalow Station while my friends caught the tram from there to the top. It was nearly a mile to the top but well worth it once up there even though some parts are very steep to w...  more »