Destination: Blackpool


Britain's most famous seaside town and home of Ballroom Dancing


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Introducing Blackpool

Blackpool has been drawing holiday makers to it since the 1920's. Indeed by 1930 over 7 million holiday makers were flocking here. Most famous for its iconic tower, Blackpool has kept reinventing itself in order to retain its traditional British holiday destination tag. It has done this by managing to combine a natural seaside setting where donkey rides are still offered to children, and sticks of rock (first made in Blackpool) are still consumed and trams take tourists up and down the promenade with all the 21st century amusements at its ever popular pleasure beach, including the 'Big One' – the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Europe. Between September and November the town is lit up with over a million individual lights at the famous Blackpool Illuminations.


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Region: North West England

Time to spend here: 4 hours - 1 day

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What's nearby? Lancaster

What transport do you recommend? A famous tram can be taken up and down the sea front. Town is easily accessed by train and car.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Pleasure Beach, the most visited amusement park in Britain, is a 16-hectare collection of more than 145 rides. As well as having the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Europe 'The Pepsi Max Big One', the Pleasure Beach is one of the few parks left in the world to operate a traditional wooden roller coaster. If it starts to rain there are over 6 major arcades located indoors including high-tech simulation, state-of-the-art video games and virtual reality systems. You'll also find a themed bowling alley called Blowladrome, and the ghostly walk-through attraction of Horror Crypt.
Time to spend here: 4 hours   More information

Blackpool Tower

The world-famous Blackpool Tower offers a huge entertainment complex that will keep kids amused for hours with its aquarium, 3D dinosaur exhibition, the new Tower Eye which offers stunning panoramic views, and an adventure playground for kids called Jungle Gym. The Tower ballroom with its amazing murals, chandeliers, and of course the dancers themselves.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Sandcastle Water Park

Sandcastle Waterpark is UK's biggest indoor water complex with 15 different slides and rides.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Lytham St Annes

Lytham is a traditional coastal village steeped in heritage, largely through the famous landmark windmill on the green. Neighbouring St. Anne's with its Victorian pier offers a haven of peace and tranquility after the busyness of Blackpool.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

Royal Lytham & St Anne's Golf Club is a venue for major golfing events, such as the Open Championship, and sits between the two seaside resorts of Lytham St Anne's and Blackpool.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

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