Blackpool

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Blackpool is widely regarded as Britain’s most popular seaside resort, and is packed full of excitement and adventure, making every visit a fun-filled experience. Blackpool offers a whole range of accommodation types to choose from, with accredited hotels, guest houses, B&B’s and self-catering apartment’s, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you are feeling adventurous take a trip up the famous Blackpool Tower, which stands at 158 metres over the town, or get your adrenaline pumping at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, where you can ride the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, the Big One. There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including the traditional fair.

Quieter adventurers can appreciate Blackpool’s calmer side by strolling down the newly renovated South Promenade. Discover contemporary artwork by pop artist Sir Peter Blake and the glittery spectacle that is the world’s largest Mirror Ball in the Great Promenade Show.

The magnificent Winter Gardens have a fantastic programme of unmissable events from award-winning West End to big name music concerts, as well as the Blackpool Grand Theatre. The theatre is full of character and life with a diverse range of productions suitable for all ages.

If you are planning on visiting Blackpool in the autumn don’t miss the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations, which turns six miles of promenade into a glittering festival of light. Great for all ages with the lights proving to be very popular with young and old alike.

Explore the County of LancashireUse Blackpool as your base and explore the rest of Lancashire. An area of England not just popular for its beaches but also its stunning countryside meaning you can experience the best of both worlds.

If you enjoy spending endless hours exploring museums then you will not be disappointed whilst exploring the rest of Lancashire.

Visit Queen Street Mill Textile Museum and witness the last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving Mill. This Museum brings to life days from a bygone era when cotton was the major source of income for this Lancashire town.

The Keighley Bus Museum in Burnley is also worth a visit. A mixture of fully restored exhibits and others at various stages of restoration provide great insight and history of the buses in the early 19th century England.

Visit Nearby PrestonThe Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston town centre has a reputation of providing exhibitions that are distinctive, ambitious and, most importantly, audience focused. If you enjoy art stop by and explore what’s on display.

Bowland Forest an area of outstanding natural beauty provides the perfect opportunity to escape city life and explore the great outdoors. If you want to get up close with nature and see some interesting wildlife then you will enjoy a visit to Bowland Forest.

Blackburn offers a unique shopping experience with its modern boutique stores, contrasted with its own market offering everything that you would expect from a traditional Lancashire market and so much more including, live demos a truly unique experience.

Top hotels in Blackpool

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
3.5 out of 5
€65
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in South Shore, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Blackpool Beach and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Blackpool Illuminations ...

4.3/5Excellent! (742 reviews)

"Amazing hotel. staff friendly and lovely clean lovely food would definitely recommend this hotel.."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
The Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel
4 out of 5
€68
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Located in North Shore, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gynn Square, Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Grand Theatre. Blackpool Tower Ballroom and Coral ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,650 reviews)

"Small Bathrooms Breakfast good Churchill bar understaffed"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

The Imperial Hotel
Big Blue Hotel
Big Blue Hotel
4 out of 5
€72
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in South Shore, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, Solaris Centre and Pleasure Beach Arena. Grosvenor G Casino Blackpool ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,505 reviews)

"Ideal location for the pleasure beach. Friendly staff. Great buffet breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Big Blue Hotel

Popular things to do in Blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

4/5(119 reviews)

Experience weightlessness from a huge drop and zoom around the tracks with a stunning panorama of Blackpool’s coastline in this vast theme park.

Blackpool Tower
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Blackpool Tower

4.5/5(577 reviews)

Toast your visit to Blackpool with cocktails, and mocktails for kids, in the bar and observation deck at the summit of this 19th-century tower.

Blackpool Central Pier
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Blackpool Central Pier

4/5(547 reviews)

With its arcade games, rides and palm readers, this fun and entertaining wharf was designed as a lighter alternative to its genteel northern neighbor.

Blackpool Zoo
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Blackpool Zoo

4.5/5(37 reviews)

Your kids can spend the day as zookeepers, as they tend to the big cats, the penguins and the giraffes. See smiling frogs and cheeky monkeys in this zoo.

Blackpool Tower Ballroom
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Blackpool Tower Ballroom

4.5/5(41 reviews)

Venture back in time to a bygone era of ballroom dancing and afternoon tea in the presence of the iconic Wurlitzer organ.

Blackpool Grand Theatre
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Blackpool Grand Theatre

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Laugh at the stand-up comedy acts and pantomimes and be moved by the dramatic performances in the majestic auditorium of this diverse theater.

Top activities in Blackpool

SEA LIFE Blackpool
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SEA LIFE Blackpool

€17
Per adult
Blackpool Tower Eye
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Blackpool Tower Eye

€9
Per adult
Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Blackpool
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Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Blackpool

€12
Per adult

Reviews of Blackpool

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
503
5 - Excellent 32.47256294383473%
4 - Good
650
4 - Good 41.96255648805681%
3 - Okay
288
3 - Okay 18.592640413169786%
2 - Disappointing
64
2 - Disappointing 4.131697869593286%
1 - Terrible
44
1 - Terrible 2.8405422853453843%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Feb 17, 2020

About two thirds of Blackpool needs to be demolished and returned to farmland so that the available investment and infrastructure spend can be concentrated into a smaller area.

4/5 - Good

David

Feb 12, 2020

Fish & Chips at Yorkshire Fisheries was superb. Service excellant.Very clean. Teapot Cafe on Lytham Road excellant breakfast.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 10, 2020

went up for family party so did little else

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Feb 3, 2020

Place is a disgrace, will never go back

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 3, 2020

Felt like Blackpool was on the up - been years since we were there but will go again this summer

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 2, 2020

Renewed our acquaintance with Stanley Park which is always worth a visit despite wintry conditions. Most impressed by the popularity of its cafe which provides an excellent menu.