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The Laxey Wheel is what it purports to be and is an intereting "museum" type visit - and the views... read more

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Norwich, United Kingdom
a piece of history

I really loved seeing the Laxey Wheel, after all it is famous for being the largest working water... read more

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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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All reviewslady isabellavictorian engineeringwell worth a visitisle of manamazing sightinformation boardsamazing feat of engineeringmind your headviewing platformhard hatsfear of heightsgreat views from the topworth the effortsteep climbspiral staircasegreat place to visitnational trust card
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Reviewed yesterday

The Laxey Wheel is what it purports to be and is an intereting "museum" type visit - and the views from the top are great if you want to venture up there

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Reviewed yesterday

I really loved seeing the Laxey Wheel, after all it is famous for being the largest working water wheel in the world! There are short walks around the area, lots of interesting information boards and a change to walk up to the top of the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really lovely place so relaxing apart from horse flies where anti fly spray. Next time we visit defiantly spend more time there bit rushed trying to fit it all in this trip.

Thank RS4652DJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

A marvellous day out. A wonderful opportunity to get up close to the magnificent bit of kit! The glen containing the whell and mine has lots of information boards to help unpack the site and is a facinating way to find out about the past...More

Thank SwindonMitch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Victorian ingenuity at its absolute best. 72ft high 6ft wide and bright red!!!!. This is truly a remakable feat of engineering. There is no coal on the Isle of Man for steam engines but they do have water and to make a pump for removing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jumped off Electric train @ Laxey well worth wandering up to the wheel: im a National Trust member so Free admittance to the wheel & mine shaft at back:

Thank Restless59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laxey Wheel is one of those places that is a "must do" and it is worth the short walk from where the electric train stops in Laxey. Part of the footpath we followed though is quite steep in places and then, once you are at...More

Thank James Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well maintainedengineering history and well worth the short walk from the railway station. Make the climb to the top, not much of a view but getting close to the wheel is worth it and marvel at the woodenline that goes to the mine to pump...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit if you are in the IOM. You can visit by Electric tram from Douglas or Ramsey to Laxey and then a 15 minute walk up to the wheel. English Heritage and National Trust members free. Climb to the top well worth it.

Thank bfcjeep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wheel is enormous when you get close up to it in a spectacular setting. I managed to climb as far as the first platform but did not attempt the spiral staircase up to the top. Unfortunately my husband who is disabled did not even...More

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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.