Our Wheels | The Wheel of York

Now Closed - Reopening 2014

Welcome to the The Wheel of York

Visit the Wheel of York for stunning panoramic views of the city's famous landmarks including fascinating commentary as you sit enjoying views of York like you've never seen before. At an awe-inspiring 196ft (60m) the Wheel of York with 42 capsules including a luxury VIP capsule with glass floor, leather interior and DVD player (with the option of champagne) is the ultimate journey above the city of York.


About York

York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities.

The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD, under the name of Eboracum. It became in turn the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jorvik. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained.

In the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre. In recent decades, the economy of York has moved from being dominated by its confectionery and railway-related industries to one that provides services. The University of York and health services have become major employers, whilst tourism has become an important element of the local economy.

From 1996, the term City of York describes a unitary authority area which includes rural areas beyond the old city boundaries. In 2001 the urban area had a population of 137,505, while in 2010 the entire unitary authority had an estimated population of 202,400.

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Bookings & General Enquiries
Telephone: 01904 652320
Email: york@freijwheels.com

Ticket Prices
Adult - £8.50
Student/OAP - £5.50
Child (under 1.4 metres) - £5.00
Under 3's - Free

Family - £20.00
- Up to 2 adults & 2 children

Private Capsule - £45.00
- Up to 6 adults & 2 children

Luxury VIP Capsule
With champagne - £70.00
Without champagne - £50.00
- Up to 4 people


York Map


York Address

The Wheel of York
Royal York Hotel
Station Parade
York YO24 1AA

The Wheel of York is located in the grounds of the historic Royal York Hotel next to York's Railway station.


York Opening Times

Monday-Friday: 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00
Times and availability may change due to maintenance, weather or other operational reasons.

Please Note:
No animals except guide dogs.


Visit York

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The Royal York Hotel

The Royal York Hotel is located in the heart of this beautiful historic city and is the leading luxury hotel in York.

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104.7 Minster FM

Chart music station for York and Thirsk. Community information including entertainment listings, business directory and regional news.

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