The Torquay Big Wheel

At 60 meters high the big wheel was recently installed on Torquay sea front is taller than Nelson’s Column. This great new attraction  came to the Torquay straight from the  London Olympic Park where it was at the centre of the celebrations next to the Olympic village.

It comes and goes with the seasons, so please check to see if it is erected when you visit next.

The wheel has 40 enclosed and lit gondolas, weighs in at 365 tons.

Operated by The Mellors Group, the construction takes just 4 days. The Torquay Big Wheel is a great place to take in the fabulous  views over the Bay.

The big wheel

Ride costs estimates are £5 for an adult ticket £4 concessions, £3 child ticket, and under 3s are free. The ride lasts 12 minutes and passengers can hear a commentary on Torbay’s history, events and attractions.

Torbay Council said it hoped the wheel would “enhance the tourist attraction of the area”. It added that a permanent structure could not be considered due to the impact on the Pavilion, a Grade II listed building.

Big wheel torquay harbour