The Chesterfield Wheel
Residents and visitors can see Chesterfield from a new perspective as a giant observation wheel takes pride of place in the market place.
The 60 metre high observation wheel has 40 gondolas which will give visitors stunning views of Chesterfield and the countryside of surrounding areas, and is even higher than the Crooked Spire. Each ride lasts for 13 minutes and involves two cycles of the wheel.
The wheel has been brought to the town centre by Chesterfield Borough Council in partnership with operator Mellors Group events and will operate daily until Sunday 11 March.
The wheel has previously featured in such high profile locations as Hyde Park, the London Olympic celebrations, Liverpool, Leeds and Bristol.
How to buy tickets
Tickets for the ride can be bought online at www.chesterfieldwheel.co.uk and also at the site in Chesterfield Market Place after the ride opens.
Ticket prices are:
- Adults £6
- Concessions for adults or people with disabilities £5
- Children (under 1.4 metres) £4
The wheel will run between 10am and 8pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 10am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday.
Full details including terms and conditions can be found on the Chesterfield Wheel website.