"The Big Wheel" Manchester Wheel - Variable Tip by JamalMorelli

Manchester Wheel - Variable, Manchester: 13 reviews and 45 photos

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There is a mundane explanation as a travel highlight and point of civic pride.

But I know that this is the Manchester installation of a giant consciousness controlling transmitter that only The Doctor can defeat.

I'll give my own review but for now - here's something from the BBC

The Wheel of Manchester - the facts
Manchester?s newest attraction - the Wheel of Manchester - opens to the public offering a unique view of the city's skyline. Find out more...

The 42-carriage wheel, though similar to the London Eye, is actually transportable.
In fact if you've been to Paris in the last few years, you may recognise it, because it actually stood at the end of the Champs Elysees. And there's an identical one opening in Birmingham.

The Wheel has been built in Exchange Square, standing next to Selfridges and in front of the Triangle shopping centre. It offers tourists and shoppers the chance to get a unique view above the rooftops in the run-up to Christmas and New Year.

Sky high: the 60m Wheel
A ride on the wheel lasts ten minutes. There will be a commentary pointing out local landmarks including Urbis, Manchester Town Hall, the CIS tower, No.1 Deansgate, Old Trafford and farther afield, the hills in the Peak district.

Address: Variable
Directions: Times and prices
open every day from 10am to 11pm

public holidays 12 noon - 10pm

closed Christmas Day

Adults 5; OAPs 4; children 3, under 3s free;

family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) 14

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 16, 2007
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