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Chesterfield Observation Wheel

Chesterfield Observation 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 observation wheel with 40 gondolas affords stunning views of Chesterfield even higher than the Crooked Spire.

A two cycle trip on the wheel takes 13 minutes allowing people plenty of time to take in the sights of the town centre and wider borough.

Book online at to receive a 20% discount.  Tickets can also be bought at the site in Chesterfield Market Place after the ride opens.

There is also a specially adapted disabled access gondola meaning everyone can enjoy this stunning ride. For those wanting to impress a loved one or even propose, there is also a VIP gondola with champagne.

Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: “Since the construction of the wheel began this week it has created a real stir in the town. It is already a landmark you can see for miles around.

“It is a real coup to get this ride in Chesterfield because it normally operates from big city sites.

“We are already getting really positive comments from the businesses and traders in the area who say that even during the construction they have had more customers who have been drawn in by the sight of it being built. Once the ride opens we are sure it will prove a real boost to the economy and a welcome attraction for visitors.”

James Mellors Junior, director of the Mellors Group, said: “This is our first time in Chesterfield and we are really excited to bring this wheel here. We are sure that residents and visitors will come out in large numbers to enjoy the experience.

“The 360 degree views that you can see from the top of the wheel are something special that have to be seen to be believed.

“We are even planning a special treat on Valentine’s Day when the wheel will be lit up with a red heart and lights.”


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  • Market Place, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1PB



  • £6 - adult
  • £5 - concessions (Students / Senior Citizens)
  • £4 - child (under 1.4m)
  • £18 - Family Ticket ( 2 adults plus 2 children under 13 )
  • Kids under 3
  • £30 - Special Gondola tickets

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