Blackpool is a seaside town in north-western England and ancient part of Lancashire.
During the 19th century, Blackpool became a major centre of tourism, especially for the inhabitants of northern mill towns. The stunning natural beauty and complex nightlife have made it a tourist attraction in the Lancashire.
There are so many thrilling things to see and do in Blackpool whether it’s visiting Blackpool Zoo, playing in the amusement arcades or a trip to the Blackpool Tower Dungeons. One of the best times to visit the seaside resort is in time for the Blackpool Illuminations.
Since 1879, the famous lights display running 66 days from the start of September until November, has attracted millions of visitors every year. Showcasing an impressive six mile display of over one million lamps, the Blackpool Illuminations will be sure to fascinate all visitors. Of course, you can’t come to Blackpool without having a ride on the famous Pepsi Max Rollercoaster! It is located in the towns’ popular Pleasure Beach Resort, and is one of Europe’s tallest roller coasters.
A visit to one of the UK’s best seaside towns doesn’t have to cost the earth! There are many cheap hotels and guest houses to choose from. Blackpool hotels range from high class boutique hotels, country house hotels, to the smaller guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments on the back streets. Whilst most of the major hotels in Blackpool are situated on the main Blackpool promenade, it is worth going back a couple of streets if you are looking for a low budget break.
Whatever Blackpool hotel you decide on you can be assured of a friendly atmosphere and a great time in Blackpool.
Blackpool has three piers the North Pier, Central Pier and the South Pier, whilst Blackpool is a lively resort all over, it does appear to become more lively towards the South Pier. This is also where you will find the Famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach with some of the biggest fairground rides in Europe. One ride not to be missed at the pleasure Beach is The Valhalla being the longest indoor ride in the world; you will experience fire, water, snow, thunder and lightning, as well as speeds up to 43 miles per hour. You will also get wet, Driers are provided at the exit of the ride. For the nostalgic there are some amazing wooden roller coasters in the Pleasure beach, some of which date back to 1923.
You must visit the Blackpool Tower, with its magnificent ballroom, Children’s play area, and much more.
You can take a ride to the top of The Blackpool Tower by a 380 feet elevator, and experience the
Sky walk, there is a glass floor at the top of the 158 feet tall Blackpool Tower.
Other attractions include The Golden Mile a mile long stretch of amusements on Blackpools Golden Mile.
See the Royal Family, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and The Beatles all in the same building! When you visit Madame Tussauds Waxworks, on Blackpool Promenade.
Blackpool offers some of the best nightlife in the UK, with many nightclubs, cabaret clubs which make Blackpool a very popular venue for stag and hen parties.
No visit to Blackpool would be complete without taking ride on a Blackpool Tram. The tram’s run the entire length of Blackpool Promenade, making it easy to get around this large resort.
Another to travel the Blackpool prom would be in a traditional horse drawn taxi carriage.
Blackpool has a very good shopping centre with all of the big name shops, as well as a huge selection of smaller shops.
To sum up Blackpool is a wonderful place to visit for a weekend of fun and excitement, there’s plenty of budget hotel accommodation, and plenty to do. The weather isn’t always that good but in Blackpool the weather doesn’t really matter.