Blackpool Attractions and Things to do.
Blackpool is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting around ten million visitors every year. The seaside town’s diverse range of sights and entertainment make it the perfect place for short breaks, party weekends or week-long family getaways. Indeed, a ‘Which? Travel’ survey from 2010 found Blackpool to be the country’s favourite seaside resort.
Hotels in Blackpool are similarly diverse, due to the town’s tendency to bring in visitors of all kinds of age ranges, from young adults to entire families. Accommodation, from hotels to guest houses, is available to suit all possible needs.
Attractions and Tourist Information
- Blackpool Tower
- Blackpool Illuminations
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- Blackpool Hotels
- Blackpool Zoo
- Blackpool Opera House
- The Grand Theartre
- Blackpool Bars
- Places to Eat in Blackpool
The Pleasure Beach Blackpool
The Pleasure Beach consists of an amusement park and resort. The most notable ride is the ‘Big One’ rollercoaster, which opened in 1994 and was the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in Europe up until 2002.
Blackpool Tower and Illuminations
Dominating the skyline is the Blackpool Tower, which rises over 150 metres into the air. It was modelled on the Eiffel Tower and the top of the tower includes a transparent ‘Walk of Faith’ glass floor panel, which visitors can stand on and look down to the streets below, as if they were walking on air.
Blackpool Illuminations is an annual electric light festival, which runs for 66 days each year.
Meanwhile, the town is also famed for its thriving nightlife, suiting all tastes. This includes pubs and clubs aimed at the LGBT community, which have led to Blackpool being dubbed the ‘Gay Capital of the North’.
Blackpool Hotels and B&B’s
Blackpool offers a wide range of accommodation and the best option for your trip will largely depend on your reason for visiting. For example, if you are on a stag weekend, you will likely be looking for cheap Blackpool hotels in a central location, in order to minimise travel costs on a night out.
On the other hand, if you are travelling with your family, you may wish to stay in a quieter location, on the outskirts. In this instance, there are pleanty of Guest Houses in Blackpool.