Seaside kitsch, mountainous sticks of rock and an eye-watering electricity bill - it has to be Blackpool. It might be an original Victorian holiday destination but you’d be wrong to think this town is stuck in a time-warp. From the Illuminations, ballroom dancing and Funny Girls to twenty-first century casinos and amusements, stay at one of our Blackpool hotels and let Lancashire’s Las Vegas show you how it’s done. We’ve created a handy Blackpool guide to help you make the most of your stay.
Hotels in Blackpool
Blackpool East (M55, Jct4)
What to do in Blackpool
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Take the little ones to Nickelodeon Land, hit heights of up to 235ft on The Big One, whizz round 90-degree bends on Wild Mouse, loop the loop times five on Infusion then wind down on the Eddie Stobart Convoy Ride.
Blackpool Tower Ballroom
The Wurlitzer’s playing in the background, you’re tripping the light fantastic in the splendour of the world’s most celebrated ballroom, the tea, sarnies and scones are on standby. Welcome to afternoon tea at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Illuminasia is what happens when traditional Chinese lantern-making marries modern technology and they move into Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. Giant sculptures and intense colours abound at this glaringly awesome exhibition. Check their seasonal opening hours if you’re in town in winter.
Great Promenade Show
Blackpool’s South Shore has been brought to life by some amazing outdoor art installations intended to reflect Blackpool’s diversity.
Grundy Art Gallery
Contemporary art in Blackpool? You bet. The Grundy showcases the likes of Gilbert and George and Martin Creed alongside some impressive temporary acquisitions.