Book yourself a hotel in Blackpool and you can be sure you've made a brilliant choice for your next holiday with the family. Not only does this popular British seaside resort for its world famous amusements and beach (more about that later), it's also surrounded by a varied and dramatic landscape, reminiscent of the neighbouring Lake District.
Stay in a Truly Iconic Seaside Town with a Blackpool Hotel
When people think of the classic seaside resort town of Blackpool, instinctively minds turn to the Blackpool Tower. Truly one of the UK's most iconic attractions, the Blackpool Tower was inspired by Paris's Eiffel Tower, and opened six years later in 1894. It is the tallest freestanding tower in the world at 518 feet, a Grade I listed building and offers incredible views of the sea, beach and the beautiful scenery that surrounds the town. It also contains the Tower Ballroom, a traditional ballroom, and the Tower Circus at the base. The circus hasn't missed a season since it first opened in 1894. The structure towers over the town and is quite a sight to behold - and you're sure to be able to behold it from your Blackpool hotel, no matter where in the town it's situated.
And, of course, going hand-in-hand with the Tower is Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It's one of the UK's oldest amusement parks and features a number of exciting and legendary rides, such as the Big One and Valhalla. In fact, it has the highest number of roller coasters of any park in England at 10 (five of which are classic wooden affairs). It was voted best theme park in the UK and ninth best in Europe by the Travellers' Choice Awards in 2014.
With so much excitement right on the doorstep of your hotel in Blackpool, you’re guaranteed an exciting and fun-filled time, day or night. After all, it is also famous for its nightlife and music venues too. So enjoy a night on the tiles and toe it back to your conveniently located Blackpool accommodation with no problems.
The Bright Lights from Your Blackpool Hotel
Holiday patterns in Britain have changed almost beyond recognition in recent decades, but Blackpool has managed to retain its crown as king of UK seaside resorts. It is still a unique experience, and hordes of visitors continue to come here and lap up the atmosphere. They come as they always did for the bingo halls, piers, fish and chip shops and the Blackpool Rock. The town really comes alive after dark, when entertainment venues and nightclubs open and it seems that everyone is down on the promenade. September and October are the most popular months for coming, as these are when the Illuminations trace the tall and unmistakable silhouette of the 518 foot tall Blackpool Tower..
Enjoy Historic Blackpool
Hotels in Blackpool has been a popular United Kingdom holiday destination for a very long time, and it was in fact back in the 18th Century that it began its life as a leisure resort. That was only for the lucky few, of course, but when the railways reached here in 1840 things changed. Reforms to working conditions and the presence of the railways meant that workers from the factories in nearby Lancaster were able to come, and many others followed. Blackpool has never looked back, and when you stay here today in one of the many Lancashire hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs you'll have a great time too.
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