Laxey (in Manx, Laksaa) is a small village of the Isle of Man, a crown dependency of the United Kingdom in the Irish Sea.


Laxey is home to the Laxey Wheel, a large water wheel 22 metres in diameter, often described as the biggest in the world. It is a small village and an important transport hub where the island's Electric Railway and Snaefell Mountain Railway meet.

Get in

Laxey Wheel

By plane

Isle of Man Airport, the main civilian airport on the Isle of Man, is located in the south of the island about 20km from Laxey. There are daily flights from all over Ireland and the United Kingdom.

By boat

There are daily ferries year round from Liverpool and Heysham in the United Kingdom and seasonal ferries from Belfast and Dublin. All ferries arrive in Douglas about 8km from Laxey.

By train

Laxey is connected by electric railway to Douglas and Ramsey.



The Raad ny Foillan is a coastal path which follows the coast all the way around the Isle of Man. It passes through Laxey and is ideal for sea views.

Laxey beach is a 30 minute walk from the water wheel.




There are a few bed and breakfasts in Laxey. For more choice it is advised to head to Douglas.

It is strongly that you book ahead especially in the TT Season when rooms will be at a premium.

Stay safe

The Isle of Man is largely a very safe place but petty crime does occur, and as with any destination, tourists should always be on their guard.

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