Sight Seeing in Blackpool
Blackpool is popular with tourists for a reason as there is plenty to see and do in this fun seaside town. Dominating Blackpool's Promenade, of course, is the famous 518-foot Tower, an undercover playground with floor upon floor of amazing adventures from the grace and splendour of the beautiful Victorian Ballroom, to the amazing views from the Tower Top and the award-winning Tower Circus.
Take a stroll and marvel at the ever-growing range of giant sculptures and eye-catching artworks on New South Promenade, including the world's biggest dance hall mirror ball, measuring 20 feet across. Louis Tussards Waxworks museum is also a fun place to visit where you can rub shoulders with the stars, albeit of the wax variety!
Away from the seafront, try a leisurely stroll through leafy Stanley Park - Blackpool's award-winning horticultural and wildlife treasure, or take your little monkeys for what has to be one of the resort's most exciting days out at Blackpool Zoo. Close by is the small but perfectly formed Model Village and Gardens. This marvel in miniature even comes complete with Blackpool trams!
As the long days of summer begin to wane, and other resorts put up their shutters, Blackpool comes to life at night in a blaze of colour as nearly six miles of Promenade host the ‘greatest free show on earth' – Blackpool Illuminations. They start anytime from end of August, check out www.blackpool-illuminations.net for latest information on dates.
Before you leave don't forget to have a look round the fantastically tacky souvenir shops for Blackpool rock, sugar pigs and ‘Kiss me quick' hats to take home for friends and family! Make sure you don't eat too much rock yourself before going on the terrifying rides at the Pleasure Beach!
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Romantic Breaks in Blackpool
Blackpool may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of a romantic break but think again as this Northern city has plenty to offer people looking for a romantic getaway.
Take a romantic stroll down Blackpool's Promenade towards the city's landmark Tower and take in the breathtaking scenery. Once at the tower admire the beautiful architecture in the grand Ballroom or climb to the top of the tower for spectacular views of Blackpool's coastline.
Fun Seekers in Blackpool
Blackpool is all about fun whether it rains or shines! So you don't have to wait for the English weather to clear up before booking a cheap flight to/from Blackpool with Jet2.com! When it comes to full-on excitement, look no further than Britain's favourite free tourist attraction - Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. More than six million revellers flock to this 42-acre thrill-seeker's paradise every year, and no wonder, with its 10 rollercoasters, infamous white-knuckle rides and world-class live entertainment.
In the summer spend the day at the beach, where you can enjoy more rides even a donkeyride! If the weathers a little wetter then you may as well get wet at Sandcastle Waterworld: Blackpool's popular indoor water park and pool. For something a little different, jump in a car and head to Whyndyke Farm, a few miles out of the centre, where you and your friends can enjoy paintballing, a perfect activity for stag and hen parties.
When the sun goes down Blackpool comes alive with top class live shows across the resort, as well as more than 30 clubs, including Britain's biggest superclub The Syndicate.Looking for an evening of pure entertainment? Then catch a spectacular show like the popular Funny Girls stage show where you can also have a 2 course meal.
Family Fun in Blackpool
Blackpool really is perfect for a family holiday with seaside fun, rides, amusement arcades, and not forgetting the infamous Pleasure Beach.
Down at South Beach you’ll find the International Award-Winning Sandcastle Waterworld where they're having a permanent heat wave! White knuckle water chutes, swirling slides, the giant Typhoon Lagoon wave pool and a brand new multi-level interactive water play area combine to offer a full day of family fun amid a 'tropical climate' complete with palm trees.
Blackpool is not all thrills and spills, spend a more relaxing day out wandering round the cities award-winning Zoo, home to over 1500 animals. Another great family attraction is the Model Village and Gardens.New celebrity faces are regularly unveiled at Louis Tussards Waxworks which is open daily and is a fun place for all the family.
A short walk from this adrenalin-packed beach you will find Blackpool's three Encams Seaside Award winning beaches. From giant slides to donkey rides, there is plenty to keep the family entertained; and don't forget your bucket and spade, as Central Beach is perfect for building sandcastles.
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Activities in Blackpool
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Top Tips for Blackpool
You can't go to Blackpool without a trip to the top of Blackpool Tower for fantastic views on the city. Perhaps the best time of year to visit is September/October time when the city is lit up magically by the famous Blackpool Illuminations. See www.blackpool-illuminations.net for details.
Have a drink in the Pasaje Del Terror pub which has links to a haunted house attraction! Here you can really enjoy a laugh and a drink as you watch terrified people run screaming out of the attraction before realizing they are in a pub!
Getting around - Take one of Blackpool's old green and cream trams to get around the city and see the sights.
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Hotels & Apartments in Blackpool
Bedford - star rating 2+
Centrally located hotel on North promenade overlooking the Irish Sea and within easy reach of all of the attractions of Blackpool.
Norbreck Castle - star rating 3
A large hotel built to look like a castle overlooking the seafront of the North Shore of Blackpool's coast.
Barcelo Blackpool - star rating 4
The imposing Victorian red brick Barcelo Blackpool Imperial Hotel is situated on the North promenade.
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