The giant Ferris wheel dubbed the ‘Eye of Beaumaris’ is back in town

The popular ‘Beaumaris Eye’ returns to Anglesey this weekend. The giant observation wheel was set up on the green outside the Bulkeley Hotel in the city on Friday where it will remain until Monday May 9.

The Eye, which rises 35 meters high with 24 gondolas, each taking six passengers, offers incredible views of the Menai Strait, Anglesey, the Great Orme and Snowdonia. It was last installed in the city in 2019 and is now back for the first time since the pandemic began.

The wheel will be open every day from 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. at the earliest – the town hall of Beaumaris has indicated that it will remain open “a little later if there are people left”. Standard tickets cost £6 with discounts available for children and group bookings.

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The Beaumaris Eye has been a staple of Beaumaris for years, giving the historic town a tourist boost. In the past it has drawn over 1,000 people to Beaumaris on single weekends.

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A spokesperson for Beaumaris Town Council said: “The wheel has again been given permission by Beaumaris Town Council and will be located on the same site on the green as before. It will attract more visitors to the town, giving a boost to local businesses at the start of the season.”