Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A Festive Spin on the Brighton Wheel

And so this is Christmas (as John Lennon once said). Ok, well, so this is ‘nearly Christmas’ to be technically correct – but anyway it got us thinking about our top tip for an alternative thing to do in Brighton that doesn’t involve carols, shopping, grappling with the crowds or mince pies (much as we like carols, shopping and mince pies).

After a bit of heated discussion, we plumped for the rather stunning new(ish!) seafront landmark that is the Brighton Wheel – or the ‘Eye in the Sky’ or ‘Seaside Eye’ as its already affectionately known by some.

Enjoy panoramic views of Brighton's landmarks and coastline
With not a mince pie or bauble in site, the Brighton Wheel stands an impressive 50 metres above sea level and offers fantastic panoramic views of the city.

You can jump aboard a glass gondola pod for just £8 (£6.50 for children), where you can enjoy a stunning view of the city's landmarks & coastline, as you rotate not once but 3 times...(so if you miss anything you’ve got 2 more chances!)

Each gondola holds up to 6 adults and 2 children and is even licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies if you fancy getting hitched.

Brighton Wheel Opening Times
The Brighton Wheel is open 7 days a week from 10.00am - 11.00pm (boarding gates close at 10.45pm). So why not treat yourself to a festive spin this Christmas? The Brighton Wheel is open on Christmas Day from 11.00am - 6.00pm.

Of course, you can visit the wheel at any time of year – you can fnd out more at www.brightonwheel.com.

For more ideas on festive things to do check out our Christmas in Brighton section.

Merry Christmas from everyone at VisitBrighton. See you in 2012!


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