The Laxey Wheel is the Isle of Man's most visited tourist attraction and is based on the East coast of the Island just North of Douglas. Access to Laxey is via the famous Mountain railway service, from where you can continue your journey even further North to Ramsey.
While in Laxey it is well worth a short trip on the the Great Laxey Mine Railway. This restored railway runs on a surface section of tramway which once carried ores from the mine and passes through the Island's only railway tunnel.
You hop on the tram at the Valley Garden Terminus where there is also a small souvenir shop. Climbing in to the small carriage required to pass through the tunnel, you are then pulled along the track by a replica of one of the original steam engines. At the other end of the track the station has information boards covering the history of the track and is only a short walk from the Laxey Wheel itself, or Lady Isabella as it is also known.
Once you have enjoyed the Mines railway you can continue your journey on the Manx Heritage railways, possibly heading to Douglas and then even further South down the Island on the Manx Steam railway to visit some of the Island's other heritage locations.
Further information can be found on the Great Laxey Mine Railway website.