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Laxey Wheel

Wheelview Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL
+44 1624 861136
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Interesting and different

If not driving, the easiest way to reach this, if it is running, is via the short mine railway... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LizaC-Medlar
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Southern England
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The Laxey Wheel

We were on a Caledonian Travel tour bus and the Laxey Wheel was our first visit. We parked down in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Frances G
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Thurso, 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
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"lady isabella"
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"victorian engineering"
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"isle of man"
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"amazing feat of engineering"
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"information boards"
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"amazing sight"
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"mind your head"
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"viewing platform"
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"fear of heights"
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"hard hats"
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"great views from the top"
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"worth the effort"
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"steep climb"
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"national trust card"
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"spiral staircase"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If not driving, the easiest way to reach this, if it is running, is via the short mine railway - £1 each way. Otherwise it is a 13 min walk from coach, bus &train stops. Well worth going to as very interesting to see. There...More

Thank LizaC-Medlar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on a Caledonian Travel tour bus and the Laxey Wheel was our first visit. We parked down in the car park, walked up to the wheel and visitor centre gatehouse. I've been here before two years ago and it was nice to be...More

Thank Frances G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's great to see the wheel but it's a tadge expensive just to view it at slightly closer quarters by stopping at the gate next to pay point you still get a good veiwing.If you go on the mountain railwaythe tram stops for some excellent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic piece of Victorian engineering and invention, pity it is still not working on the mine, but it is working and one of the best visits on the island

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember your National Trust cards as members get in free! Drive past the kiosk and round the corner, and yes you can park up that narrow lane!!! Interesting place to visit for all the family....climb up the tower and look down on the wheel (...More

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Following our journey on the railway to Laxey we visited the Laxey Wheel. What a magnificent piece of Victorian engineering. The journey to the wheel is about a 10 to 15 minutes walk was is quite steep so not recommended for people who have difficulty...More

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone said we had to visit the Laxey Wheel when we visited the Isle of Man so we dutifully did. We got there from Douglas first by bus to the Electric Railway and then an electric tram to Laxey, then on the Great Laxey Mine...More

Thank ARF3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Laxey Wheel is a must visit when you are on the I.O.M Close up it is very impressive and well worth the short walk to it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t like heights but yes I went up the Laxey wheel. Bit high for me but worth going to see this old mining village part of IOM heritage.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to say really, lovely place to visit in a lovely area where I got lunch and had a walk around, nice bit of wrking history.

Thank zrx1140
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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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frenchtart
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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Lynda J
7 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.
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