Wheel of Nottingham ready to start spinning on Saturday

Nottingham Wheel pic storyTHE Wheel of Nottingham is set to open this weekend in Nottingham’s Old Market Square and stay open for three weeks until February 22nd.

Tickets start at £4 for children and £6 for adults, student tickets are £5 with under three’s going free.

The wheel is completely silent in operation incorporating the latest in observation wheel technology.

Situated in Old Market Square, the wheel is 60 metres high giving spectacular views over Nottingham.

A trip on the wheel will last approximately 12 minutes.

It is back for the first time since it closed in 2011 after its owners decided not to bring it back.

Nottingham residents orignally nicknamed the wheel the Nottingham Eye but had to rename after owners of the London Eye threatened legal action.

Mellors group, who own the wheel said the reason for its closure was due to rising costs and a decline in vistor numbers.

However, since the news that the wheel is set to return broke, there has been a huge increase in interest from residents.

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