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Laxey Campsite Review

Below is a Campsite review submitted by sallytrafic of Laxey, If you find any glaring errors with our listing for Laxey please let us know.
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UK Campsite Laxey Campsite[Reviews:1] Date Added/Modified: 31/07/2008

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Submitted Rating:Best - Score 8
Average Review Rating: Best - Score 8
Ranked #6 for Campsites in Isle of Man
Submitted By: sallytrafic

Ordnance Survey:SX 438841 
Number Of Pitches:20 
Information:A small generally sloping grass site above a glen and within walking distance of all the Laxey attractions. Approach: From Douglas drive through village to Minorca X roads turn right then under railway then right again site adjacent to school. The facilities are clean but basic and would not suit a disabled person. A large motorhome would have difficulty with the approach. Very friendly off site warden. Large kitchen area. No separate CDP but advised to use Gent's loo!
Attractions Nearby:Electric Tramway to Douglas and Ramsey (line to Ramsey soon to reopen) mountain railway to top of Snaefell. Two very large waterwheels Lady Isabella and Lady Evelyn (note dogs not allowed at Lady Isabella) Mine Railway. Harbour. Laundry
Toilet Rating:Average
Distance from Public Transport(miles):1
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Cost per night (High Season):12
Campsite Type:Campsite
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Quarry Road campsite
Isle of Man
gps location for Laxey campsite GPS Co-ordinates: 54.228702167079895 / -4.397342205047607
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Laxey Telephone Number01624 862623
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Campsite Review By:fairyfeet Visited: April 2012

Review Rating:: Very Good - Score 7

We stayed here for 3 days and would definitely recommend it. John the Warden, was very helpful and works hard to maintain the campsite. He is a mine of information and although not based on site, is around each morning and can be easily contacted via mobile if necessary.

The location is in a lovely area with plenty of walks down to the beach/ promenade, around the headland, to the main village, the Glen Gardens and up & around the Laxey Wheel.

We picked up a range of leaflets from the information room which doubled up as a very well equipped kitchen/ diner. Reminiscent of Youth Hostel facilities but, better! Loads of info' to access here too, and I would imagine that for tenter's/ campers that these facilities would be a godsend. There were plenty of outside tables/ chairs and bench seats, meaning that in the summer months and warmer weather, campers can eat/ relax in comfort.

For anyone with children, there is a play area nearby and within a few minutes down a wooden walkway, there was a tennis court, BMX area and general recreation facilities.

The Shore Hotel, at the bottom of Old Laxey village served Bosun's Bitter which is brewed at the rear of the pub by the Old Laxey Brewing Company. There is a grass seating area at the side of the car park next to the riverbank which would, on a warm day, provide a lovely setting for relaxing & enjoying a drink or two. It was raining on the day we popped in for some respite from the weather and we were warmly welcomed in the lounge by a real coal fire and generous hospitality.

We caught the electric tram to Ramsey (in the north of the island) on one day - 20 return for two of us (seemed steep, but was definitely worth it, as the views were amazing) - approx. 45 minutes journey. The tram stop (called Minorca) is a stones throw away from the site. On another day we caught the bus to Douglas (the capital) - easy uphill walk to the bus stop a few minutes away from the site, this took approx. 30 mins.

Access to the site is down a narrow lane but do-able. Any outfit longer than 7m may find it a tad difficult. The site is only a 25 minute drive from the ferry terminal and in an ideal position to explore most of the island from.

Cost was 17 per night for 2 of us, EHU and M/H pitch. There are 8 EHU points set on hard standing area and we were keen to secure same for the M/H as we were expecting it to be busy over the Easter weekend. Early booking would be advisable for the busy summer season. We booked through the Laxey Commissioner's website and were asked for a 50% deposit.

After a wild camp session elsewhere on the island, we were keen to find fresh water to top up the water tank & to dispose of/ empty the grey water. John the warden told us that it was ok to water the hedge behind us with our grey waste water and to use the toilets to flush away the nasties from our M/H toilet. There were several 'stand pipes' around to top up fresh water supplies. All very laid back!

We will definitely go back, the 3 days we spent there were not long enough.