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Laxey Wheel

Wheelview Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL
+44 1624 861136
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A must visit

This was an unexpected delight. It started with the gentleman in the entrance kiosk, who went out... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sookeico1
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Etchingham, United Kingdom
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The largest water wheel in the World.

I have always wanted to see this magnificent piece of machinery since I saw it on Treasure Hunt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doncosses
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Shrewsbury, 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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"amazing sight"
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"amazing feat of engineering"
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"viewing platform"
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"fear of heights"
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"great views from the top"
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"steep climb"
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"worth the effort"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was an unexpected delight. It started with the gentleman in the entrance kiosk, who went out of his way to explain everything to us and ensure we knew how wet and muddy it was. We then started our walk up the 95 stairs to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to see this magnificent piece of machinery since I saw it on Treasure Hunt back in the 1980's. It is enormous and was built to pump out the local mines. When you actually climb up to the top of the frame...More

Thank Doncosses
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Laxey Wheel, formally known as The Lady Isabella, is a good example of Victorian can-do ingenuity. It's all the more so when one learns it was designed and built by a self-taught engineer. It pumped water from the lower levels of the adjacent Laxey...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good place for a visit. It was a beautiful area and as we were here out of season, quiet and obviously popular with local dog walkers. I think in better weather it would be a good place to linger and picnic.

Thank CUCME74
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time at the Laxey Wheel, known as The Lady Isabella, fantastic view too! Would definitely recommend to all visiting the IOM!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting Laxey wheel with a Friend of mine . I was surprised by the size of the wheel and the associated mine trial . The wheel is more than 160 years old and supposed to work still. The views are...More

Thank shanks123
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

So we visited in December but its out of season so we couldn’t get to far however we have been in the past and it amazing. Lovely to walk around and to the top of such a great piece of heritage. A nice little trail...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Our grandchildren live on the island & I generally visit 6 times a year. For an unknown reason I had never been up to the Laxey wheel but had seen it many times from a distance. This trip found me with time to spare and...More

1  Thank April V
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

visited the Laxi Wheel in February unfortunately it was shut but it was very interesting. is easy to get to when it is open and has a car park right outside

Thank DGH92
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

a bit of a walk up to the wheel from Laxey station .. relatively easy pathway ... great to photograph from near and from afar (aboard train / bus / private car etc)

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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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