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“An absolute waste of money” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Brighton Wheel

Brighton Wheel
Madeira Drive, Brighton, England
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Ranked #41 of 244 things to do in Brighton
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“An absolute waste of money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

There are three main problems. The first is that it is very expensive, the second is that there were only four revolutions and thirdly, the views are actually very poor and limited.

The inevitable comparison is with the London Eye which is obviously extremely unfair as that has an amazing city to look at from above.

The Brighton wheel suffers from the fact that it is very low down, the bulk of the views are simply of the sea and the Brighton skyline has very little to offer and most of the coastal views can be seen just as well from Marine Parade.

Add in the incredibly annoying photographers who are constantly pestering "all you guys" to pay to have their photo taken and it was a regrettable experience all round and a complete waste of money.

The only good thing about the wheel is that it brightens up the seafront when it is lit at night!

Visited September 2012
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“Good views and amusing commentary from Steve Coogan!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We were here one wet and windy November day but the air conditioned pods were heated and there was no condensation so we were able to enjoy the views with the amusing commentary from Steve Coogan.

We went round four times (think they normally only rotate three times but it was quiet due to the weather) and we thought that this was reasonable value at £8 each.

Visited November 2012
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Great View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

A lot better than London Eye!! Amazing view of the coast and the city. Good idea to go in any type of weather.

Visited December 2011
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New York City, New York
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“Great Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Loved the Brighton Wheel, great views for miles and miles and it was well worth the money. The photo that they took of us was so bad that we just laughed at it, surely there must be better photographers available!

Visited September 2012
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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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“great views of the pier and palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this attraction, my seven year old daughter thought it was fab. Great views of the cliffs to the east and the tower to the west, the buildings, pier and the palace. Went round 3 times fairly quickly as it was very quiet. Bit pricey.

Visited November 2012
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