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County - Isle of Man | Map
Tel code: 01624 | code search
Postcode: IM4 | code search
Population: 1700
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Murray's Motorcycle Museum
"one place not to be missed,well worth the entrance fee,fantastic collection of nostalgia,from walking in to walking out the hairs on the back of my neck were rigid,superbly exhibited bikes ..." More

Laxey Commissioners Campsite
"Laxey, IOM, is a great place to stay during the tt, pity the map on this site is of some place in California, though. Needs to be checked.

Date visited: 4th ..." More

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The east-coast village of Laxey is famous for its unmistakeable landmark - the biggest working water wheel in the world. This enormous red and white structure stands on the hills overlooking the village. It once pumped gallons of water from the nearby mines. Although these have long since closed, visitors may take an underground journey on a small steam train similar to those that used to transport minerals from the mines. In keeping with tradition, a blacksmith's workshop (and a wood carver's shed) are located in the same vicinity. Laxey, in the past, was primarily a mining and fishing village, but it also produced textiles, famously Manx Tartans, and these skills are still practised on old-fashioned looms at the Woollen Mills - a great place to pick up a souvenir. Laxey is an ideal base for families, with its beach and lovely bayside location, and for walkers keen to explore the coast and inland countryside. Laxey Glen, with its tree-lined mountain walk, and Glen Roy, with the steeply wooded Ballalheannagh Gardens, complete with waterfalls, are well worth visiting. From Laxey Station, sightseers can connect with the national electric railway or take a tram to the summit of Snaefell, the island's highest point.

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Ballalheannagh Gardens
Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail
Murray's Motorcycle Museum

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Laxey Commissioners Campsite

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Manor House Hotel (37.05 miles)

Manor House Hotel

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The Manor House Hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful seaside village St. Bees. Our location is ideal for walking (the start of the Coast to Coast walk ... More

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Ellerbeck Manor (37.40 miles)

Ellerbeck Manor
Ellerbeck Manor is a stunning barn conversion set in the secluded rural countryside near the historic villages of St.Bees 1mile and Egremont 2miles converted to the highest standards by the owners in 2010, all bedrooms ... More | visit website
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Tarnside Park (37.58 miles)

Tarnside Park

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Enjoying a delightful, convenient location on the edge of the breathtaking Lake District National Park, Tarnside Park surrounds a freshwater tarn, with fishing available. Located in ... More | visit website

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Bailey Ground Hotel (38.43 miles)

Bailey Ground Hotel

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This family run hotel is located just 50 metres from the sea in the western Lake District. Including Ice-Cream Parlour, Coffee Shop, Free WiFi and ample car parking. Opened in ... More

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Calder House Hotel (38.43 miles)

Calder House Hotel
Calder house is an imposing victorian 16 bedroom hotel on the west coast of cumbria. Originally a former girls boarding school calder house has retained many of its orginal features. All rooms ... More | visit website
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White Mare (38.50 miles)

White Mare
A quiet Cumbrian village, between the Lake District mountains and the Irish Sea, provides the tranquil setting for the White Mare Country House Hotel, Pub and Restaurant.

Accommodation is available 7 days a week, while the ... More | visit website
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Royal Oak (38.65 miles)

Royal Oak
A warm welcome awaits customers - old and new to the Royal Oak. We are open seven days a week... serving lunches from 12-2pm Monday to Saturday and 12-3pm Sundays. Open every evening from 6pm and ... More | visit website
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Causeway Tavern B&B (38.65 miles)

Causeway Tavern B&B
The Causeway Tavern bed & breakfast is a family run licensed establishment, situated at the heart of the causeway coast in the little hamlet of Lisngunogue near Bushmills. This peaceful little village comes to life ... More | visit website
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Bayview Hotel (38.65 miles)

Bayview Hotel

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The Bayview Hotel opened in 2001 and is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Portballintrae, one mile from Bushmills. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Giant's Causeway and ... More

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Sella Park House Hotel (39.13 miles)

Sella Park House Hotel

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A 16th Centuary Hotel located within 6 acres of mature gardens and riverside location in the heart of the Western Lake District.The traditional Priory Restaurant uses only the best locally ... More

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