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Rejected my post from Wednesday. I said that whilst the wheel was closed we hopped over the fence... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Douglas, United Kingdom
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Great views, inspiring build.

You may not believe it but the person who engineered and built the Laxey Wheel didn’t have any... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cambridge, 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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnwQ1928NJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You may not believe it but the person who engineered and built the Laxey Wheel didn’t have any qualifications. It was very windy up the top but there were great views all around!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan K
Reviewed October 28, 2018

very impressive site and great to have such high level of the original engineering still working on the site.... a unique place to visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dono230
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Very impressed, on a nice sunny day in november, view from top of wheel was awesome. Good welcome at gate, and free for National Trust Scotland.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank df0rsythe
Reviewed October 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emma W
Reviewed October 25, 2018

What a fascinating site with so much information. The climb to the top of the wheel is so worthwhile. Will go back again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jezbar50
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather H
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Jesse M
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Helkoryo1 | Reviewed this property |
The water turns the wheel and creates power, you really need to see it to understand :)
Nicky C
April 19, 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
Rachael H
August 18, 2016|
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Response from Aquamaria59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were dogs around when we visited.