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Wednesday, 12 December 2007

The Manchester Wheel

No visit to Manchester would be complete without a trip on the Manchester Wheel, located in Exchange Square. The wheel has 42 individual capsules, each holding up to 8 people, although if you would like a little more privacy you can book a VIP capsule with champagne, an option which has become popular with Manchester residents wishing to propose to their partners!

Be warned: if it is a windy day, and you are of a nervous disposition, the wheel is best avoided as the capsules do tend to sway a little when the wheel is in motion. You get three rotations per trip, lasting approximately 13 minutes, and although the wheel's location means that a large part of your view will encompass the air-conditioning units on top of nearby Selfridges, the bird's eye perspective is both interesting and good value for money.

Booking not ususually necessary unless you visit at peak times - I've never had to queue for more than a few minutes to get on.

Daily Opening and Closing Times

Sunday to Thursday 10.00am to 11.00pm
Friday 10.00am to 12:00 midnight
Saturday 09.00am to 12:00 midnight

Times and availability may change due to maintenance, weather or other operational reasons.

Ticket Prices

Adult £6
Child (4 to 12 years) £4
Child (under 4 years) FREE
Private Gondola £44
VIP Gondola £50
VIP Gondola with Champagne £65

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