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Blackpool
Travel Guide

Blackpool Tower featuring a beach, a coastal town and general coastal views

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 Lancashire

Use 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 Preston

The 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; it’s a truly unique experience.

Where to stay in Blackpool

Village Hotel Blackpool
Village Hotel Blackpool
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Blackpool Model Village and Gardens, Blackpool Zoo and Victoria Hospital. Blackpool ...
3.8/5Good! (975 reviews)
"It was a lovely stay. Room was nicely decorated. Staff were lovely. Room service great. The only thing that let it down was the bathroom, a bit tired with a cracked sink and the shower screen didnt move so you had to climb over the toilet to get in the tub."

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2021

Village Hotel Blackpool
Big Blue Hotel
Big Blue Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £87 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Located in South Shore, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, Solaris Centre and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)
"Great quiet location."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

Big Blue Hotel
Boulevard Hotel
Boulevard Hotel
5 out of 5
The price is £130 per night from 5 Jul to 5 Jul
Located in South Shore, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Illuminations. Blackpool ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (151 reviews)
"Easily found off the main road, distinctive architecture right next to the "Big One" instant feeling of thrill and excitement. Paid parking on site for £15 a day without a valet service. Fairly newly built, well decorated interior within the lobby. Reception staff extremely friendly but there is ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

Boulevard Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Winter Gardens Service Apartments
Winter Gardens Service Apartments
3 out of 5
77 Adelaide St, Blackpool, England
Located in Blackpool Town Center, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Winter Gardens and Blackpool Grand Theatre. Blackpool Tower and Blackpool ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Short stay
"Very clean and comfortable apartment. Easy to get hold of the contact to check in. Simple key exchange as it is all digital. Very pleased."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2020

Winter Gardens Service Apartments
SANDPIPER HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
SANDPIPER HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
3.5 out of 5
Nestled on the beach, this South Shore apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Blackpool Beach, Sandcastle Waterpark and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Blackpool ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Really good
"Really clean and comfortable can’t fault it will be booking for my next trip to Blackpool"

Reviewed on 26 Apr 2021

SANDPIPER HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
Norwyn Court
Norwyn Court
3.5 out of 5
85 87 Reads Ave, Blackpool, England
Located in Blackpool Town Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Higgitt's Las Vegas Amusements and Coral Island. Blackpool Tower and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)
Return Trip
"Brilliant all round. No problems. I was here last month so I knew it would be okay."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Norwyn Court
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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