Come to romantic Blackpool and enjoy its theme park, beaches and entertainment.

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.

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Family-friendly, Beaches and Entertainment

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Where to stay in Blackpool

North Shore
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North Shore

Friendly People, Family-friendly, Beaches

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

Blackpool Town Center
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Blackpool Town Center

Theme Parks, Entertainment, Sandy Beaches

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

South Shore
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South Shore

Friendly People, Casinos, Beaches

South Shore is known for its stunning beaches, and you can see some sights area like Sandcastle Waterpark and Blackpool Illuminations.

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Top hotels in Blackpool

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
3.5 out of 5
£69/night
4 Sep-5 Sep
4.2/5Excellent! (453 reviews)

This family-friendly Blackpool hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Blackpool Beach and Blackpool Illuminations. Blackpool Tower and Blackpool ...

4.2/5Excellent! (453 reviews)

"It was clean and fresh and very tastefully decorated"…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
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Carousel Hotel
3 out of 5
£53/night
1 Sep-2 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (680 reviews)

Located in South Shore, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Blackpool Beach and Blackpool Illuminations. Blackpool Tower and Sandcastle Waterpark are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (680 reviews)

"This is our 3rd stay here. Staff always very polite & friendly. Check in always quick & easy. Meals always good & plentiful. Wouldn't stay anywhere else."…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019

Carousel Hotel
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The Grand Hotel Blackpool
4 out of 5
£49/night
1 Sep-2 Sep
3.7/5Good! (1,657 reviews)

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (1,657 reviews)

"Nice luxurious Hotel with friendly staff. A recommended place to stay."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2019

The Grand Hotel Blackpool

Popular things to do in Blackpool

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

Blackpool Illuminations is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Blackpool. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches or experience its entertainment choices.

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 Tower Ballroom
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Blackpool Tower Ballroom

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

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

£14

From the shoreline to the depths of the ocean there is a whole underwater world to discover! SEA LIFE Blackpool takes you face to fin with life under the sea, the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet! From the colourful to the curious, the majestic to the mystical, get ready to be amazed as you discover the stories of the ocean’s most fascinating inhabitants.

Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Blackpool
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Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Blackpool

£10

Our popular VIP Party Passes offer a great variety of weekend nightlife entries. We have been booking groups small and large onto the guestlists all over the UK for a decade. We have designed our Nightlife Deals get you VIP entry into selected, popular clubs and bars.

Blackpool Tower Eye
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Blackpool Tower Eye

£8

STUNNING VIEWS IN EVERY DIRECTION Take a trip 380ft into the sky to the top of The Blackpool Tower and experience the thrilling SkyWalk. Walk out if you dare onto the five centimetre thick glass viewing platform, where you can look out into the Irish Sea and see the famous Blackpool Promenade below you.

The Luther Vandross Celebration
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The Luther Vandross Celebration

£20

Luther UK – The only live UK show dedicated to the music and memory of Luther Vandross.

Roy Chubby Brown
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Roy Chubby Brown

£27

He’s the UK’s most outrageous comedian – telling it as it is in his rudest and most controversial show to date. Roy Chubby Brown returns to Viva for his 6th consecutive season – as Blackpool as ‘Fish & Chips’ and ‘Blackpool Rock’, come and see Chubby at his finest – up close and personal and packing in the crowds.

Oh What A Nite - The Jersey Beats
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Oh What A Nite - The Jersey Beats

£21

Celebrating its 6th season here in Blackpool, this show is our most popular midweek production and appeals to a wide range of audiences and ages.