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      My wife and myself had a fantastic 5day stay at Englewood Lodge B&B.Margaret was a true superhost who could not do enough for us both....
      22 Aug 2018read review
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      .We are regular visitors to Englewood Lodge, a fabulous place, we have never been disappointed. Margaret is the perfect host....
      10 Apr 2018read review
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      What a great B&B. Stayed for a couple of nights. Wish it could of been longer. Englewood Lodge is in a great location overlooking Douglas Bay.Ten minute drive from the ferry....
      27 Mar 2018read review
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      I stayed one night and found the room clean and well equipped. The couple who own the hotel were very friendly and welcoming. They answered any questions and provided advice....
      08 Dec 2017read review
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      Would highly recommend this B&B Hostess very friendly and knowledgeable about the island. Very clean comfortable rooms, excellent breakfast....
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Laxey Wheel

Located on the east coast in a historic mining valley in Laxey, the Laxey Wheel is the largest water wheel in the world. Completed in 1854 by John Casement, an engineer from Laxey, its purpose was to pump water from the Glen Mooar part of the Great Laxey Mines industrial complex. It could pump 250 gallons of water a minute from the Laxey mines some 200 yards away and 1500ft below ground. It was named 'Lady Isabella' after the wife of the then Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man and measures an impressive 22m (72.5 feet) in diameter and has a circumference of 69m (227feet).

The government bought the wheel in 1965 and began a complete restoration to return the wheel to its former glory. In 1989 it was put under the control of Manx National Heritage and Laxey Wheel has remained one of the Island's most dramatic tourist attractions for over 150 years. The Laxey Wheel is best seen when the weather is fine as there is no shelter from rain. The attractions mainly consist of walking about and reading signs placed in spots of interest. The site consists of: Three rambling trails, Laxey Wheel, picnic areas with benches and tables, Laxey Mines, many ruins of the wheel's past mining history and interesting trails past former mine workings.