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“Amazing place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laxey Wheel

Laxey Wheel
Wheel Hill, Mines Road, Laxey IM4 7NL
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Laxey
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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.
Iver, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We spent a couple of hours here marvelling at the wonderful scenery and amazing engineering. We couldn't believe how quiet the wheel was in motion. The only very slight downside were the toilets, these could do with updating. All in all lovely, helpful and friendly staff

Visited June 2014
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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“Engineering Marvel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

just visited the Laxey wheel, we have wanted to see this for a long time and were not disappointed, it really is an impressive engineering marvel. It has been restored and was running, a climb to the top offered a great view. We also visited the old mine and although only the first section has been reopened it gave a good insight into the conditions that the miners worked in.
Certainly worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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Dover, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Faultless, and great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

One of the great engineering triumphs in the Industrial Revolution, Laxey Great Wheel charges just £5 for adult admission and it's so worth seeing close to. The staff were attentive and very friendly; an iconic and massively impressive tourist attraction. #1 Visitor attraction on Man, in my opinion.

Visited June 2014
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“When on the Isle of man its a must to visit the Laxey wheel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A place of great interest, amazing engineering the mine is a little short plenty of discription boards to give history. View from the top worth the walk up the stairs.

Visited June 2014
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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“Really interesting to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The wheel is really interesting to visit, I remember when I first moved on to the island in 1996 I was told about it but it took me a couple of years to get there!! just thought I would review it now I am on TA as its well worth a visit, and you have to go to the top!!

Visited July 2013
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