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Address: Wheelview Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL
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Designed by the Victorian engineer Robert Casement, the Laxey Wheel was...

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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A marvellous piece of engineering, a fascinating piece of history

An absolute must visit attraction when on the Isle of Man, and a true icon of the island. The area around the wheel is full of detailed and interesting interpretation boards... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Adam R
Bury, Lancashire
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Bury, Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute must visit attraction when on the Isle of Man, and a true icon of the island. The area around the wheel is full of detailed and interesting interpretation boards, The view from the top is impressive, and the walkways enable you to study it up close from various angles which allows you to really appreciate the engineering. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When on IOM, ensure you visit the Laxey wheel for some local history. Make sure you climb the numerous stairs to the top of the wheel, and then take the path to the right of the wheel up the hill to visit the mine

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a good day out with an interesting tour of the wheel there were plenty of things to see with plenty of walking the mine was a short visit but did give the visitor an idea of how hard it must have been to work there a fair weather day would be the best day to visit this attraction

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Arkholme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I came here when I was staying with relatives in the Isle of Mann and we had a perfect day out. This is a really interesting place to go. If you are in the Isle of Mann I would recommend going here

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is rather wonderful in its way and also a poignant reminder of better times for the island. Well worth a look and really rather beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife has a Manx lineage and has been there before. This was my first visit and enjoyed many site. The Laxey wheel though was exceptional. The engineering, never mind the concept was outstanding and I am always amazed at the constructions that were made during that period. Well worth a visit

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Terrific engineering and well worth a trip. It is situated a 20 minute walk up from the manx electric railway or from the bus stop or there is a car park nearby. You can climb to the top walkway of the wheel itself by a spiral stair and there is a short secrtion of mine you can enter for atmosphere.... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Lady Isabella is a great attraction, fun to climb and interesting site to explore. Although the steps are steep and narrow there is a railing and is a fantastic view from the top. Remember to duck when advised both on the wheel and in the mine. We had a lovely day there.

Thank Clare R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very large Victorian water wheel used to pump water from LAXEY mine,free carpark or Use Mànx Electric Railway and theirs also lovely coffee shop nearby at the Laxey Woollen mills called the Craftea Weaver that do wonderful cakes & soups & great Manx broth.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Victorian engineering at its best. Superbly maintained and in good working order. After climbing the wheel, walk up the valley to the mine (you can go in)

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