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The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail, Laxey

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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Was an interesting informative experience. The view from the hill was beautiful and the mine experience was so real, it definitely gives you a feel for the small spaces the miners had to endure during...  more »
  • I was in business in Douglas and had some spare time before my flight. I took the tram to Laxey and viewed the wheel. If you are in to engineering and historical transport then you cant go wrong. Laxe...  more »
  • Combined with a visit on the Electric Railway from Douglas and a trip up Snaefell this break before returning to Douglas was very pleasant helped by the stunning weather of course.  more »
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  • A must see for anyone visiting The Isle of Man. This impressive piece of machinery spins so effortlessly and gracefully, yet it is designed to pump impressive amounts of water. Although you need to climb stairs to fully appreciate the wheel it is still very impressive from the accessible ground levels. Awesome.
  • Me and my family took a trip to Laxey from Douglas (4 adults, 1 student, 1 child). Would not recommend for elderly or people who cannot walk far and up paths to reach some of the mines; some of which were closed off. When walking in heat, many flys and insects surround you as you walk. Overall nice place, especially for people interested in the Wheel and Mines, but as the prices go, it was a waste for two adults who are 70+ who had to stay by the entrance until the rest of the family had finished the hike.
  • A 400 meter walk from the parking, it is all uphill to get there but well worth it for the views from the wheel. Toilets in the coach parking area.
  • It's a water wheel! A very big water wheel!
  • Interesting to see the old machinery. It's a shame they don't have more of the old mines open.