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Laxey Wheel

A visit to Laxey Wheel should not be missed. This historically important site is in the care of Manx National Heritage and forms part of the Story of Mann.

Laxey Mines are perhaps the most famous mines in the Isle of Man and were once the largest source of Zinc Ore in the British Isles, whilst Lady Isabella - the largest water wheel in the world - stood over the mine continually pumping out the water. 

You can now retrace the steps the miners once took into the mouth of the mine when you visit Laxey, whilst the most adventurous even go caving deep down within the mine.

If your interest is industrial archaeology and you'd like to find out more about the Lady Isabella water wheel and mining in the Isle of Man, the Manx Mines Research Group's website has a wealth of information.  Visit their site here.