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Laxey Wheel

Wheelview Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL
+44 1624 861136
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Great place to visit in a beautiful village. Very pretty and scenic. Reasonably priced. 96 steps to... read more

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Such a cool place

Laxey wheel was a fascinating sight. Views from the top were fantastic & the scenery breathtakingly... read more

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Kelly D
Wallasey, England, 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 yesterday via mobile

Great place to visit in a beautiful village. Very pretty and scenic. Reasonably priced. 96 steps to the top of the wheel but it was windy the day we visited and I chickened out after reaching two thirds of the way because the steps are...More

Thank MinnieMansfield
Reviewed yesterday

Laxey wheel was a fascinating sight. Views from the top were fantastic & the scenery breathtakingly beautiful. We did the whole miners walk which was crammed with little waterfalls & information boards. I wasn't expecting to spend so long here only because I thought it...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Warm welcome from great staff, and mind-boggling wheel! Well worth a visit - I had no idea that water wheels could be so enormous - and to think this one is fully operational - and just for our delight! I climbed all the steps to...More

Thank MaureenJT
Reviewed 5 days ago

visited lady isabella whilst staying in laxey ,great place to visit , went on saturday when mines railway was running so took delightful little train ride part of the way ,short walk from there to wheel. reasonable cost of entry ,plenty to see and do...More

Thank brodybunch1117
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went to the Isle of Man for the first time for the TT and during my stay obviously wanted to visit the Laxey Wheel - lovely staff and a great walk to follow with information / stories and history as you go the views...More

Thank Jane1foster
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Travelled to the Lacey wheel on the electric railway, what a lovely few hours we had. The Lacey wheel is a sight to behold. It is the largest water wheel in the world, and was used in past times to pump water out of a...More

Thank MrsMannering
Reviewed 5 days ago

96 steps to the top and good view down the valley. A very interesting place with 23 metres diameter working water pump wheel. Walk further upstream to old mine working and a waterfall.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the view from the top.A little un nerving going up the spiral stair case more so when people are on their way back down,but worth it when you get to the top.the mine is interesting to go in and look round altho you don't...More

Thank traceysunderland2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another attraction not to be missed about how miners lived and worked getting Lead and zinc from the mine and the women and children would was the ore and sort them out in the washing rooms. A truly massive landmark to see at 72 feet...More

Thank Julesam_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a massive wheel in a valley. It's fine to walk up to the top and see the views. Other than that, not much else to do. You could walk the mine trails but they were closed when we went. Same as the mine railway....More

Thank BallaghHall
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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
18 August 2016|
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Response from Aquamaria59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were dogs around when we visited.
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.