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Douglas Head is a headland area ideal for long walks and exercising dogs.


There are many interesting points of interest in the area including the Camera Obscura, a Victorian lighthouse and the William Hillary statue.





Famous for founding the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in 1824, Hillary was a former island resident revered in Manx history.


The statue in his honour can be found on the headland and is accompanied by a commemorative plaque.


 DouglasheadDouglas Head Lighthouse courtesy of Peter Killey


In recent years the Council has substantially upgraded sections  of Douglas Head, with a viewing platform, picnic tables and new paths.


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Last modified on Sunday, 14 February 2016 16:00

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