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Laxey Wheel

Wheelview Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL
+44 1624 861136
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absolutely delighted to see this remarkable piece of machinery. This is the largest working water... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
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Great piece of history in IOM

We only had a weekend to explore IOM but we managed to visit this great historical place. A massive... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
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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 7 October 2017 via mobile

absolutely delighted to see this remarkable piece of machinery. This is the largest working water wheel in the world

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We only had a weekend to explore IOM but we managed to visit this great historical place. A massive wheel pulling the water from the mines and still working for more than 150 years wow. I was told that there are levels of steps you...More

Thank Shummy45
Reviewed 4 October 2017

It is quite a steep walk from the coach park to the wheel.So if with coach party you have to walk. But you can make it , it is worth seeing lovely view from the top don't for get your camera.

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A must do on the island, the size has to be seen to be believed! I got up to the last but one level and had severe vertigo, What an experience!

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

One of my favourite places, in he wheel is truly amazing and sits beautifully in the valley, visit the nearby coffee shop upstairs and see a model of the workings that sit underneath it from the Victorian age, go for a relaxing walk up the...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

worth a visit. Nice café across the way from the wheel. Well informed staff. A bit dear to go on site but once there you need to pay otherwise a wasted journey. Beautifully restored site. The climb up to the top of the wheel requires...More

Thank Virginthompsons
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a do not miss experience , if you visit Isle of Man this has to be in your do not miss list.Even if you are not into engineering you will amazed at the worlds biggest working water driven wheel. Loads of history connected...More

Thank eric501
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great place to visit, was impressed with this marvel of engineering. Only found the on site car park after parking elsewhere, as far as I am aware not that clearly signposted. Otherwise a great afternoon.

Thank 304hilaryf
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A short walk from the electric tram stop, Laxey Wheel stands in the valley, a monument to the mining heritage of the locale. A fascinating structure, pumping water from the mines and as we were told, one of a number previously along the valley back...More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Laxey wheel, part of the Laxey mine, has had a very successful restoration, the wheel operates, you can climb it and visit the underground mine. Do it!

Thank gregr0berts
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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.