Blackpool

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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

The Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel
4 out of 5
North Promenade, Blackpool, England, FY1 2HB
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Blackpool. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (950 reviews)
"A "Grand Old Dame" of an hotel!"

Reviewed on 5 May 2022

The Imperial Hotel
Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
3.5 out of 5
595 New South Promenade, Blackpool, England, FY4 1NG
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £67 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Blackpool. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (954 reviews)
"I stayed at the Hampton Hilton with my husband and our 10 year old and 7 year old. The hotel staff were so friendly and helpful. The location is perfect - we could walk to the pleasure beach and the sandcastle swimming pool. The breakfast was delicious, a great choice of cereals, toast, waffle maker ..."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
Big Blue Hotel
Big Blue Hotel
4 out of 5
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire, Blackpool, England, FY4 1ND
The price is £70 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Blackpool. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (957 reviews)
"Parking costs shocking, should be free. PS3 games should be free. Reception staff could be more welcoming"

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Big Blue Hotel
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Breck Blackpool Suites by Sasco Apartments
Breck Blackpool Suites by Sasco Apartments
3 out of 5
10-12 Northumberland Ave, Blackpool, England, FY2 9SB
The price is £135 per night from 28 May to 29 May
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Blackpool. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Illuminations are located ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (10 reviews)
"I wasn't expecting the size of the apartment, my wife and I were very pleased with the overall condition, very clean and modern, good location for seafront and town centre. looking forward to coming back."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2021

Breck Blackpool Suites by Sasco Apartments
Nova Apartments
Nova Apartments
2.5 out of 5
97 Withnell Road, Blackpool, England, FY4 1HE
Stay at this apartment in Blackpool. Enjoy free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Blackpool Illuminations and Blackpool Pleasure Beach are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (72 reviews)
"Amazing host, very kind and welcoming. Provided me with parking and showed us what to do within the apartment. We had a lovely stay and really enjoyed ourselves. Fully equipped apartment and a lovely place to stay, especially if you have children."

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Nova Apartments
Luxury Blackpool Apartments by Sasco
Luxury Blackpool Apartments by Sasco
25 Queen Street, Blackpool, England, FY1 1NL
The price is £200 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this apartment in Blackpool. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bedrooms and private bathrooms. Popular attractions Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Illuminations are located ...
Luxury Blackpool Apartments by Sasco
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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