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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
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We visited during the winter months. Given the total absence of other tourists it is not surprising that the wheel was closed to visitors. There was, however, a decent car park and - with a bit of effort - we were able to take a...More
Rejected my post from Wednesday.
I said that whilst the wheel was closed we hopped over the fence, looked around and enjoyed a good half hour of photo opportunities.
It’s a seasonal attraction, closes between November and March so you can’t climb to the top....More
We were very fortunate the day we visited as the weather was beautiful especially as it was 1st November!! Wonderful views once you reached the top which we were glad we made the effort to do. (My Mum is 84 and made it to the...More
We were pleased to be able to visit this special attraction while we were on a coach tour. We didn't climb up to the top of the wheel but we could see it working. Over the road is a café and a working model of...More
We spent a few days on the island and this was definitely our favourite place to visit. The climb from the car park and up the stairs to the top of the wheel are definitely well worth it. We visited on a sunny day and...More
Great staff! Very friendly, good with children and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed climbing the wheel, the mine experience and the miners trail. Only disappointment was the wheel not turning due to the high winds and leaves blocking the sluice.
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
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 Corn Mill.