The English Riviera Wheel is back again! Measuring nearly 60m, it stands taller than Nelson’s Column! The Wheel is situated in Princess Gardens, Torquay next to the pavilions offering almost 360 degrees view across the Bay. This impressive structure has come directly from the Olympic Village and offers 40 enclosed, lit gondolas, each of which can carry up to 6 passengers and even a wheelchair. The ride takes 12 minutes and there is a commentary on the Bay’s history. Tickets are reasonably priced with adults at £5 and children under 12 just £3. Tickets can be purchased at the Wheel itself or there is a 10% discount when booked online at