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Laxey Town Information




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A gem of a holiday destination, east coast Laxey has a small stone harbour and was once a bustling fishing village. It was also famous for its lead mining and the mine’s huge pump wheel – named Lady Isabella after the wife of the Lieutenant Governor of the day – has become something of a Manx icon. It has a diameter of 72 ft and once pumped 270 gallons of water a minute from a depth of 100 ft.

Laxey is the starting point for the mountain railway which climbs 2,000ft up Snaefell mountain and is also a stop on the Manx Electric Railway.

With its small stone harbour and annual carnival, this is a traditional resort and its gardens are laid out on the old washing floors of the now-defunct mines.

Laxey Wheel - Photo Isle Of Man Tourism
Laxey Wheel - Photo IOM Tourism