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Laxey Wheel

Wheelview Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL
+44 1624 861136
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A must see when visiting the Isle of Man

A marvel of engineering not to be missed, its not till you see it up close that you can appreciate... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
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What a fascinating example of Victorian engineering. Tucked away in the middle of nowhere but not... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Graham P
Witham, 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 16 October 2017

A marvel of engineering not to be missed, its not till you see it up close that you can appreciate the scale of Lady Isabella. If you're brave enough, scale the tower, via the outside spiral staircase and get an even better view of the...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

What a fascinating example of Victorian engineering. Tucked away in the middle of nowhere but not seen anything like it on this scale. Absolutely fascinating

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you visit the island this is a must see. The largest water wheel in world. 95 steps to the top, so not a hard climb. £8 to get in.

Thank Snowdrop777
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Buy a £20 Heritage pass and save yourself money. To see each heritage attraction on the Island is between £6 - £10. It takes between half an hour and two hours to see each attraction, you'll soon get to see them all. It is a...More

Thank GlyderFawr
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Well worth the money. Great view. Choose a sunny day as all outdoors. Very well kept parhs easy to walk with suitable footwear. Need a good head for heights to climb the steps. A tremendous piece of engineering. Allow a couple of hours to get...More

Thank 249AJD
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A return visit for us. It is is some years..since our last visit and it is still a wonderful place to see. Did not make it to the top but still enjoyed it.

Thank johnjoan47
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Was a bit slippy underfoot as it had been raining earlier that day. Entry fee £8. Two of us felt energetic enough to pay the fee & climb the wheel, two of us stood looking over the gate. It's a stunning piece of Victorian engineering....More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was my biggest memory of day trips to the Isle of Man when I was little and it didn't seem to have grown any smaller since, but is much more cheerful in its red and white paint. The access road is very steep and...More

Thank B F
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Like most of the other reviews this water wheel needs to be seen. It's huge. It was a cold damp day when we were there but it was still very impressive. Manx Heritage accepts National Trust members, bonus.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Laxey Wheel on the recommendation of many... we were not disappointed. National trust membership saved the £6 entry fee but we would have happily paid it. The walk to the top of the wheel is a must do... but make sure you...More

Thank Ken M
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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.