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Jordanstown visitor experience reaches new heights with arrival of Big Wheel

Panoramic Wheel comes to Jordanstown

The skyline at Jordanstown Loughshore is set to change this week as a 38metre high ferris wheel prepares to take to the sky.

Fittingly named the ‘Panoramic Wheel’, this fully illuminated wheel at Jordanstown Loughshore Car Park will open on Friday 14 August offering panoramic views across the picturesque coastline and beyond.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery said;

“We are delighted to welcome the return of the Panoramic Wheel to our Borough this Summer. The impressive structure will stand proudly overlooking the shores of Belfast Lough, providing outstanding views over the shoreline and surrounding townland as far as the eye can see.”

The Mayor continued;

“Why not bring the family down to Jordanstown Loughshore and while you are here, take advantage of some of the local restaurants taking part in the government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme. You can enjoy half price dining, Monday – Wednesday in restaurants including Whose Café, Little Wing, The Kinara and Sozo.”

“There is no doubt that the retail and hospitality sectors have suffered immensely as a result of COVID-19 and it is great to see the doors of many businesses back open again. They are vital to the local economy and the social fabric of our community and so I would encourage you all to come out and support these businesses on their road to recovery” commented the Mayor.

The Panoramic Wheel will open on Friday 14 August and will run daily from 12pm – 9pm until mid-September. After you have taken to the sky, families with young children can also enjoy the excellent play park on site. Or for the romantic couples at heart, why not take an evening stroll along the coastline path as the lights of Belfast and North Down start to shimmer over the lough.

Tickets are priced at £4.50 for adults, £4 for students, £3.50 for juniors and a family ticket (2 adults and 2 juniors) is £14. Bookings can be made online from Monday 10 August at www.panoramicwheel.ie/online-bookings/ or through the Panoramic Wheel Facebook page. Contactless payment can also be taken on site. A range of safety precautions, fully approved by HSENI, will be in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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