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Laxey Wheel

Wheelview Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL
+44 1624 861136
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This was good to see, you can even climb to the top of the wheel, but there are others see if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
beautiful view

Panoramic views over the countryside.steep climb to the top but well worth the trouble.Small uphill... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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Designed by the Victorian engineer Robert Casement, the Laxey Wheel was built in 1854 to pump water from Glen Mooar which was part of the Great Laxey Mines industrial complex.Standing at over 72 feet high the wheel, which is also known as Lady Isabella, has been one of the Isle of Man’s most popular tourist attractions for well over 150 years.You’ll have the opportunity to watch the wheel turning before attempting to climb to the top where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across the Glen Mooar Valley. Once back on solid ground you can walk through the valley to find the Great Laxey Mines – learn about the lives of the miners, walk into the mine audit and take a trip on the Great Laxey Mines Railway which was once used to carry lead and zinc ores from deep inside the Great Laxey Mine.
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Wheelview Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL
+44 1624 861136
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was good to see, you can even climb to the top of the wheel, but there are others see if you can find them,,,, check it out

Thank wildsurfer2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Panoramic views over the countryside.steep climb to the top but well worth the trouble.Small uphill trail though woodlands to the wheel other items of interest to look at

Thank robwilliams01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in November 2017 whilst on a work visit To the IOM. Unfortunately it was closed however we were still able to walk up the wheel and get a good view of its sheer size. Would like to return in the summer and see it...More

1  Thank seekeroffortune2013
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Jane, took us to this iconic IOM travel site. It is very impressive and the history of the miners and mine is most interesting. Be sure to climb and take pictures.

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

another lovely nostalgic place to visit on the isle of man you can climb up to the top and see the view and enter into the mine to see what it would have been like when it was being worked

Thank hevian54
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Not visited the wheel for 60 years.We really enjoyed the view from the top and also the walk up to the mine,crossing over and walking back down the far side.Its a pity that there isn’t a cafeteria as we could have done with a brew...More

Thank Dennis H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

the site of the lady isabella the laxey wheel biggest water wheel in the uk. operated purely by gravity,,, she pumps water out from the mines further up the valley, a visit up the valley is really worth while to where the main mine is

Thank stanlpool
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Well, we lucked out and came here late in the afternoon when the light was utterly spectacular. I love this place. If we'd had more time and less moanalots with us I would have loved to explore the full Mines Trail which looks really extensive....More

Thank vintagecentral
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Not to be missed! The invention is mind blowing! The size and ingenuity is awesome. The fact that we climbed the stairs when Brian was still blustering around us added the thrill of getting to the top! Could you work down the mines in those...More

Thank JanBarnes2014
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Had a very good morning at the Laxey wheel. Had seen photos previously but was better even in the pouring rain and also very cold and misty. Went to the top which was great but photos, no, camera would have not taken the rain. We...More

Thank DS2210
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Nicky C
20 April 2017|
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Response from ManxNationalHeritage | Property representative |
Hi Nikki, if you'd like to climb the wheel, enter the mine and see the remains of the industrial buildings on the valley walk, plan a good hour. We'd recommend planning in with lunch or a cake stop at nearby Ballacregga... More
19 August 2016|
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Response from Aquamaria59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were dogs around when we visited.
Lynda J
8 June 2015|
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Response from derek t | Reviewed this property |
From what I can remember the second wheel downstream by the ore preparation ares is called the Lady Evelyn.