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BlackpoolUnited Kingdom

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

South Shore, Blackpool, England, United Kingdom

South Shore

4/5Very Good!(978 area reviews)

South Shore is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Waterpark, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Blackpool.

South Shore
Blackpool Central Library which includes heritage architecture

North Shore

4/5Very Good!(800 area reviews)

The fantastic nightlife and breathtaking beach views are just a few highlights of North Shore. Make a stop by North Pier or Blackpool Central Library while you're exploring the area.

North Shore
Blackpool Town Center, Blackpool, England, United Kingdom

Blackpool Town Center

4/5Very Good!(437 area reviews)

Blackpool Town Center is noteworthy for its theatres, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Central Pier.

Blackpool Town Center

Top hotels in Blackpool

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £60 per night

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Room bit dark and paintwork bit damaged but bathroom large and very nice.linen very clean.breakfast very high standard with lots of choice"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

The Imperial Hotel
Big Blue Hotel
Big Blue Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £69 per night

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! (979 reviews)

"Enjoyable stay. Hotel room had a really great view of Pleasure Beach. All systems in place to cope with social distancing etc, breakfast serving particularly well organised"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2020

Big Blue Hotel
The Grand Hotel Blackpool
The Grand Hotel Blackpool
4 out of 5
The price is £40 per night

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

3.5/5Good! (981 reviews)

"Excellent stay at the hotel lovely staff and very clean."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

The Grand Hotel Blackpool

Popular places to visit in Blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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

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

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 Illuminations
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Blackpool Illuminations

Learn about the history of Blackpool Illuminations, one of the top monuments in Blackpool. Discover the top-notch restaurants and entertainment choices in this family-friendly area.

Blackpool Zoo
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Blackpool Zoo

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 Grand Theatre
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Blackpool Grand Theatre

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 things to do in Blackpool

The Blackpool Big Ticket
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The Blackpool Big Ticket

£46
Per adult
The Tower Explorer Pass
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The Tower Explorer Pass

£36
Per adult
Madame Tussauds Blackpool Tickets
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Madame Tussauds Blackpool Tickets

£15
Per adult

Reviews of Blackpool

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5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 32.30088495575221%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 41.845764854614416%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 18.710493046776232%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 4.361567635903919%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 2.781289506953224%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

28 Mar 2020

Parts of it look run down

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Had a good night out but not the place i would say i would go back too as its very run down sorry to say

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

Great place to visit always has something for everyone.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

We visited as part of a Hen Do lots to do and see I would say caters for most people’s needs.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

8 Mar 2020

The whole town is run down!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Mar 2020

Despite the bad press Blackpool gets we love the place. Have been visiting for many years and hopefully for many more to come.

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