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Destination: Blackpool Tours

Largest and most famous seasisde resort
Region: North West England
Pronounced: blak-puul
Time to spend here: 4 hours - 1 day
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Blockpool, North West England

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.

Local Activities
Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Pleaseure Beach
Pleasure BeachThe 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.

The pleasure beach also offers Beach shows, such as magic, circus acts, puppetry, comedy and ice dancing to name a few.
Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower
Pleasure BeachThe world famous Blackpool Tower offers a huge entertainment complex that will keep kids amused for hours with its aquarium, 3D dinasour exhibition and an adventure playground for kids called Jungle Gym. The Tower ballroom with its amazing murals, chandeliers, and of course the dancers themselves.
Sandcastle Waterpark
Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool
Pleasure BeachSandcastle Waterpark is an indoor water complex with 15 different slides and rides.
What can I see in the area?
Pleasure BeachLytham 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 tranquillity after the busyness of Blackpool.
Royal Lytham & St Anne’s Golf Club
Pleasure BeachRoyal Lytham & St Anne’s Golf Club a venue for major golfing events, such as the Open Championship, sits between the two seaside resorts of Lytham St Anne’s and Blackpool
Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:

This is a great base for exploring:
Transport options in this area: A famous tram can be taken up and down the sea front. Town is easily accessed by train and car.
Did you know:
Blackpool's illuminations was so innovative it even preceded Thomas Edison’s patent of the humble electric light bulb which didn’t arrive until the following year.
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