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About Blackpool

Few resorts anywhere in the world can rival the popularity of Blackpool - Britain's capital of fun! The world famous Tower, three piers, miles of golden sands,the spectacular Pleasure Beach with its breath taking "white knuckle" rides, atmospheric trams, horse drawn carriages, Punch and Judy shows, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, a Zoo Park, an Art Gallery - Blackpool has them all. Make sure to save some of your energy for the evening and sample the terrific summer shows, lively bars and pubs, for it is at night that Blackpool really stands out as the most exciting of all Britain's resorts.

Town Centre

Blackpool has a wide selection of shops and an indoor mall in the famous Houndshill shopping centre. Its splendid theatres include the Grand Theatre, the Winter Gardens and the Tower Ballroom which host major international artists, dance festivals and national events. There are cinemas, a Sea Life Centre, the Tower Circus and of course, the Tower.

Beach & Gardens

Blackpool has miles of golden sands, broken only by its three piers. Splendid Stanley Park offers numerous sporting facilities, extensive gardens and a bandstand hosting musical events. Blackpool’s rapidly developing zoo is also well worth a visit.

Out & About

  • Grand Theatre
  • Blackpool Tower
  • Tower Festival Headland
  • Blackpool Zoo
  • Pleasure Beach
  • Sandcastle Water Park

Events

  • May - Blackpool Dance Festival
  • June - Totally Tansport Classic Car Event
  • July - Town Criers' Championship
  • Aug - Blackpool Triathlon
  • Aug - Blackpool Air Show
  • Sept & Oct - Illuminations

Nearby

  • Ribble Valley & Pendle Witch Country
  • Trough of Bowland
  • Southport
  • Lake District
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • Lancaster
  • Fleetwood
  • Lytham St.Annes