20 great photos from Great Yarmouth’s Big Wheel

The Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Big Wheel.PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Big Wheel.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Dominating the seafront skyline for the holiday season, Great Yarmouth's Big Wheel is giving locals and tourists a birds eye view of the historic town.

The Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Big Wheel.PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Big Wheel.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The towering 108ft (33m) structure at the Pleasure Beach in Great Yarmouth was officially opened on Good Friday.

It provides panoramic views of the town, seafront and across the North Sea.

Pleasure Beach owner Albert Jones, said that the last time there was a big wheel on the seafront was in 2009, and that the wheel has already proved to be very popular less than a week running.

The last time there was a wheel on the seafront, it could be seen from the Acle Straight on the approach to the town when it was lit up.

Before arriving in Yarmouth, the attraction has already proved popular at a number of tourist spots across the country, including at the Olympic Park for the London 2012 Games, at Leicester Square in London last Christmas and it has also been outside Birmingham's new central library.

A ride on the wheel costs £5 for adults and £4 for children.

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