The Great Laxey Wheel
The Laxey Wheel is arguably the Isle of Man’s most iconic landmark it measures 72ft and 6 inches in diameter with 96 steps to the top! The wheel which was christened the Lady Isabella, is the largest working waterwheel in the world. The grand opening of the Lady Isabella was on 27 September 1854 with thousands flocking to see the wheel turn for the first time.
Did you know that this extraordinary example of Victorian engineering has brought tourists flocking to Laxey for over 150 years?