LLANDUDNO Pier's Ferris wheel is set to return earlier than expected, with a date set for 4pm on Friday, March 11.

The landmark, affectionately dubbed 'The Llandudno Eye' after its London namesake, is expected to return to the resort’s Pier and reopen to the public soon.

The Llandudno Eye was unveiled in August 2021, and became a major attraction for the area, helping to reinvigorate the Pier, its 18 gondolas accommodating up to 108 people at once.

The popular attraction last made an appearance in North Wales during the fireworks display on North Shore in early November 2021, before being transferred to Sheffield for the city’s Christmas market.

Having since returned to North Wales to be stored, the ride will take its place next to the amusement rides, where it was located last year.

Llandudno Pier General Manager Stephen Riley said: “We are happy to have our amazing Ferris Wheel back on its home turf and will be glad when we see it in motion lighting up the skies of Llandudno, once again.

“The wheel has proved a big hit with residents and visitors and was a focal point for many visitors to the area and we can't wait to see the smiles it brings to people’s faces return.”

Italian manufacturer Lamborghini were commissioned to design the landmark structure.