Stunning views from Llandudno Pier’s famous Ferris Wheel

FOLLOWING its successful re-opening earlier in March, the Llandudno Pier’s Ferris Wheel invited the Pioneer to take in the beautiful views of the town it offers.

On a sunny Friday afternoon, plenty of visitors to the pier were queuing up to start their weekends off right by riding the wheel.

The £1million custom-made 69-foot-tall structure began rolling again on Friday March 11, having proved a real hit following its grand unveiling last August.

North Wales Pioneer: View from Llandudno Pier's Ferris Wheel.View from Llandudno Pier’s Ferris Wheel.

Stephen Riley, general manager at Llandudno Pier, spoke to the Pioneer during only his second ride on the wheel.

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He said: “I was saving it for a sunny day.”

He added: “The wheel is a major attraction, I’ve seen people quoting it as the Llandudno Eye. Not only does it light up at night but it adds so much to the promenade and pier. It’s a focal point.”

Llandudno Pier owner, Adam Williams, commissioned Italian manufacturer Lamborghini to design the wheel, which comprises 18 gondolas carrying up to six people each.

North Wales Pioneer: View from Llandudno Pier's Ferris Wheel.View from Llandudno Pier’s Ferris Wheel.

Painted all-white and fitted with modern lighting, the wheel can be seen for miles when illuminated, with picturesque, 360-degree views of Llandudno and its coastline to take in.

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The Ferris wheel’s final North Wales appearance of 2021 was at a fireworks display on North Shore in early November, before it was transferred to Sheffield for the city’s Christmas market.

North Wales Pioneer: Llandudno Pier's Ferris Wheel.Llandudno Pier’s Ferris Wheel.

But now back up and running in Llandudno, the wheel can be found on the pier next to the amusement rides – just where it was located last year.

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