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The Great Laxey Mine Railway

34 Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NH
+44 1624 860186
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A great attraction and well worth a visit.

This is a volunteer run small railway that only runs mainly only on a Saturday (and occasionally... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Fianchetto
,
United Kingdom
Perfect outting

We went here while staying with relatives and it was the perfect trip for while they were at work... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
lunesdalem
,
Arkholme, United Kingdom
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34 Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NH
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a volunteer run small railway that only runs mainly only on a Saturday (and occasionally other days) for most of the tourist season. The train line is a former mine train line and the part that would have run before going underground has...More

1  Thank Fianchetto
Ian S, General Manager at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we pride ourselves on our friendliness and some of us could talk about the railway for hours! We hope to feature in a national tv programme soon so keep an eye out for us. If things go to plan we should...More

Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went here while staying with relatives and it was the perfect trip for while they were at work. We also had a great time on some of the amazing historic trams!

Thank lunesdalem
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This little railway is a delight - not my first time and worth coming back for. You get a real feel of what the mine tyrains must have been like. The staff are friendly - do get them to tell you about the history. While...More

Thank RichardEade
Ian S, Director and Volunteer at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for you kind comments Richard, We are pleased that you keep coming back!

Reviewed 1 August 2016

As a rail enthusiast this has to be high on my list of visits. The steam engines are so small and take you through the islands longest tunnel (the only??) and on for a short ride to near the base of the Laxey wheel. Great...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Ian S, Director & Volunteer at The Great Laxey Mine Railway, responded to this review

Thanks for the Great Review Howard. Our normal operating day is Saturday, but we are also running on Sundays during August.

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Just a 10 minute trundle but well worth the £2 return fare Pulled by either steam locomotive Ant or Bee, you climb into a diminutive carriage in front of the engine. It is possible to transfer into the carriage from a wheelchair / scooter from...More

1  Thank Simon H
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Only costs £2 takes you through tunnel for short ride get off onto footpath to Laxey wheel, if like me your disabled,elderly I couldn't,t complete walk to wheel but my Wife did, lovely visitors area and picnic area.

2  Thank Grizzly277
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little steam engine was worth a visit and worth a ride on this little train any body visiting the Isle of man go and visit the great laxey mine railway

2  Thank holldolly
Reviewed 26 October 2015

For the second year my wife and i have taken our two children (4 & 7) to ride the Halloween Laxey mine train, yet again we were not let down, the effects are great, the people they have dressed up are fantastic, if you have...More

2  Thank Andy W
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Run by volunteers, this was a great little weekend activity, which took around 90 minutes including going down the steps to look at the ruined buildings. When you read all the boards and look at the remaining structures before going on the train, you have...More

2  Thank sticky11
Reviewed 24 September 2015

A short trip to the Laxey wheel very enthusiastic volunteers with a great small steam engine and converted carriages, a trip through a tunnel and great information from the staff. All for £4 return. Great

1  Thank Hugh and Penny R
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