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.