The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail, Laxey

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#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Isle of Man
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  • Great place to visit in a beautiful village. Very pretty and scenic. Reasonably priced. 96 steps to the top of the wheel but it was windy the day we visited and I chickened out after reaching two thir...  more »
  • Laxey wheel was a fascinating sight. Views from the top were fantastic & the scenery breathtakingly beautiful. We did the whole miners walk which was crammed with little waterfalls & information board...  more »
  • Warm welcome from great staff, and mind-boggling wheel! Well worth a visit - I had no idea that water wheels could be so enormous - and to think this one is fully operational - and just for our deligh...  more »
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  • God site. Plenty of historical context. Need a good head for heights if you choose to climb the wheel tower. And wear good footwear if you're going to walk the whole mines trail. There's a fair amount of 'up' and some slippery bits.
  • Fun day out with the family, A long distance to go around, definitely a full day out to view the entire place. Not sure on the price really. I would advise waiting until the TT season and buying a national heritage badge for £10 to get in all of the sites for free.
  • Absolutely worn out from walking up to the top of the steps, but it was definitely worth it!! Wow. What an amazing piece of engineering.
  • 150 year's of history very informative staff, climb to the top and you will be rewarded with exceptional views, part of I O Mans proud history
  • Fantastic example of engineering and built by an engineer who was mostly self taught. Well with a visit. The mines really show you a glimpse of the working conditions the mines were in when it was operating.

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