Laxey and the Laxey Wheel

Laxey and the Laxey Wheel, The Isle of Man Virtual Tour.

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Guide and Virtual Tour of The Isle of Man: Laxey and the Laxey Wheel.
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The Great Laxey Wheel is probably the Isle of Mans most famous attraction. It is huge! 72 feet in diameter, which makes it the biggest working water wheel in the world! We were quite pleased that it was not actually working while we were there. Its a long, narrow climb to the top, made especially wobbly if you are carrying cameras and tripods. We were quite pleased that everything else was keeping still.

The wheel was used to pump water form the nearby zinc mines during the 1800s. A visit to Laxey is well worth it: the wheel is impressive, there is a glen to explore and lots of easily accessible information about the mines. The surrounding countryside sets it all off beautifully, too.

You can catch the Snaefell Mountain train here to the summit of Snaefell the islands highest peak.

The Laxey Gardens also have a little steam train for children. These gardens were where the zinc ore used to be sorted before it was shipped to the mainland.

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You are viewing panorama No.6 (Laxey and the Laxey Wheel), one of 30 Virtual Reality 360 degree views of The Isle of Man.

Map of The Isle of Man showing the location of Laxey and the Laxey Wheel at Latitude 54.23854 / Longitude -4.407391.
We have visited The Isle of Man on a number of occasions to produce this tour, this page was created on Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:14:49 +0000.

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