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Absolutely fantastic!!!

We went with a coach trip and therefore were dropped off at the lower carpark so had a short walk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sue B
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
A Rainy Day Visit

We visited as part of a car club and the weather wasn’t too good.The wheel itself is awesome and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ElizabethL94
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Henley-in-Arden, 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...more
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All reviews lady isabella victorian engineering well worth a visit isle of man amazing feat of engineering information boards amazing sight industrial heritage mind your head sheer size viewing platform fear of heights hard hats great views from the top worth the effort worth the climb national trust card
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went with a coach trip and therefore were dropped off at the lower carpark so had a short walk up hill to the Laxey Wheel. Definately not for the disabled. Us more abled bodied were rewarded with the awesomeness of this fantastic feat of...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as part of a car club and the weather wasn’t too good.The wheel itself is awesome and the walk to the top was hard going in the wet however the view from the top was worth it.We were lucky as when we were...More

Thank ElizabethL94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't realise how much of interest there was at this site. The wheel has been restored so that the mechanisms can be appreciated. The walking trail is very interesting. There is much more than the wheel to see, though that in itself is worth the...More

Thank SaveTigerNorthants
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. One has to admire the ingenuity of those Victorian engineers. This is the largest operational water wheel in the world. Not to be missed. Climb to the top to fully appreciate it.

Thank Hasherd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest I didn't think I'd find this very interesting - but I was wrong. The wheel is quite hypnotic. The surrounding walks well maintained and very pretty. The posters very informative and entry to the mines eye opening. Recommended.

Thank 0Shona0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly an amazing feat of engineering. The fact that it is still working after all these years is a testament to the skill of those who designed and built it; also to those who maintain it today. Being able to get to get...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Laxy wheel isle of man. One of the best examples in the world. An amazing attraction of Victorian engineering. A must see. Lots to do and seen. Great food as well.

Thank 22cheshire2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Lady Isabella also known as the Laxey Wheel on Sunday the 30th of September. My overall comments are that this is an amazing attraction with staff on site sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge of not only Lady Isabella but the Isle of...More

Thank sunnybunny2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Martin Kelley was so friendly and helpful- great ambassador for the IoM. Fascinating piece of local history.Thank you.

Thank hilham_22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The word 'iconic' is much overused, but is fully justified in the case of the Lady Isabella, which is the largest working wheel in the world. The beautiful bright red, black and white wheel dominated the valley reminding us how important lead mining was here....More

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Jesse M
19 August 2018|
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Response from Helkoryo1 | Reviewed this property |
The water turns the wheel and creates power, you really need to see it to understand :)
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Nicky C
19 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
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Rachael H
18 August 2016|
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Response from Aquamaria59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were dogs around when we visited.
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