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Blackpool Tourist Guide

Located on the Fylde Coast in the North West of England, attracting more than 12 million visitors yearly, it has been one of the most popular holiday resorts in the UK for over 100 years.

Blackpool is one of the UK’s most iconic holiday destinations. Popular with families and couples alike as well as stag and hen parties, as a town it really does offer something for everyone.

Blackpool Attractions

Holidays in Blackpool are synonymous with the Golden Mile, it’s seafront in which stretches along Blackpool’s famous beach and is home to a wide variety of shops, arcades, amusements, pubs, restaurants and hotels. Look up and you will see the famous Blackpool Tower which stretches 158 metres into the sky and is a popular visitor attraction. As well as going up the tower itself, visitors can enjoy the famous Blackpool Tower Circus, it’s wonderful aquarium as well as the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom, centre of the UK’s ballroom dancing scene as well as a regular haunt of the hugely popular BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing.

The Pleasure Beach is at the southern end of Blackpool and is one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions. Known as the most ride intensive theme park in the UK, visitors can enjoy thrilling rides such as the Big One, the Big Dipper, Valhalla and Infusion. Younger visitors too are well catered for with the popular Nickelodeon Land which has 12 exciting rides specifically designed for younger children.

Blackpool has a host of other attractions to enjoy, too many to name in fact but the most popular include the three piers, Sea Life Centre, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, Blackpool Zoo, Sandcastle Waterpark and the beautiful Stanley Park. The most recent additions are the Comedy Carpet on the seafront which remembers comedy throughout the ages and the Headland, which is home to various concerts each summer.

Shopping In Blackpool

Shoppers are well catered for in Blackpool with its rejuvenated shopping centre. As well as its main shopping streets of Bank Hey Street and Church Street, there is the Houndshill Shopping Centre which is home to all of your favourite high street brands such as Debenhams, Primark and H&M.

Eating Out In Blackpool

As you would expect for a tourist town, there are lots of places to eat and drink in Blackpool. As well as the bustling bars and clubs that are focused around the Queen Street and Promenade areas, the town has a growing restaurant scene. As well as some delicious chain and independent eateries, you’ll find a host of perhaps what Blackpool is most famous for too…. Fish and chip shops!

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