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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
Wheelview Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though the day was cloudy and misty we happened to catch it right between outbursts. Mammoth is the only word I can think of to describe this attraction. So much bigger in person compared to what I expected. Information signs explain construction and history...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank oscottcard
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must view tourist attraction, it is well laid out, information on the wheels history easy to find and read. I climbed to the top with my wife, we are both over 70 and I am a below knee amputee so if I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience good to it working. An excellent view from the top well worth the climb, Do not attempt this if you have a heart condition, difficulty walking or a fear of heights.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alison M
Reviewed 15 January 2019

If you visit the Isle of Man take some time to enjoy this amazing structure and the relevant history of the mines and people who worked there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Whilst touring The Isle of Man with a group of car club friends I visited the Laxey Wheel. I had one of the special 'Manx National Heritage' badges, (available around the 2018 TT Race, Southern 100 and IoM FOM events), that cost £10 and allowed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Martin R
Reviewed 2 December 2018

We visited during the winter months. Given the total absence of other tourists it is not surprising that the wheel was closed to visitors. There was, however, a decent car park and - with a bit of effort - we were able to take a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter L
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Rejected my post from Wednesday. I said that whilst the wheel was closed we hopped over the fence, looked around and enjoyed a good half hour of photo opportunities. It’s a seasonal attraction, closes between November and March so you can’t climb to the top....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

You may not believe it but the person who engineered and built the Laxey Wheel didn’t have any qualifications. It was very windy up the top but there were great views all around!

Date of experience: October 2018
9  Thank brodieknibbs
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We were very fortunate the day we visited as the weather was beautiful especially as it was 1st November!! Wonderful views once you reached the top which we were glad we made the effort to do. (My Mum is 84 and made it to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie T
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were pleased to be able to visit this special attraction while we were on a coach tour. We didn't climb up to the top of the wheel but we could see it working. Over the road is a café and a working model of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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 :)
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
Rachael H
18 August 2016|
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Response from Aquamaria59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were dogs around when we visited.