York seen from the old Observation Wheel

Observation Wheel


In the grounds of the "Station Hotel" 2011-2013

Between December 2011 and September 2013 this 53-metre high observation wheel provided visitors, and residents alike, with some great views of the city.

Unfortunately the attraction only had a temporary licence to operate. A ride on the wheel cost £8.50 for adults and £5 for children.

Take a look at the photographs and HD videos on this page and our Media Gallery to see the City from this unique vantage point.

Observation wheel St. Sampsons Square, York, May 2023

May 2023 Update

A new, smaller, ferris wheel opened in St. Sampson's Square (outside the Roman Bath and Three Cranes pubs). That wheel has now closed, but if another one opens you will hear about it here.

Planning a visit? Don't forget to check Information for Visitors to York which has a fabulous 4K video showcase of the city, the latest weather information, events listings, and more.

York Minster

York Minster

With the River Ouse in the foreground and the distant hills in the backround, York Minster rises majestically above a surprisingly green York city centre.

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For more photographs and video taken from the original observation wheel visit our

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Visit our sister site Information for Visitors to York for a fabulous 4K video showcase of the city, details of bookable activities and excursions, a 5-day weather forecast, local news and more.


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