Blackpool is one of the UK’s most vibrant and well-loved seaside resort towns, and a favourite for coastal breaks in the UK for over a century. Blackpool Pier, Blackpool Tower and the Blackpool Pleasure Beach are must-visits, but Blackpool is also a great place for shopping with the Houndshill Shopping Centre and Abingdon Street Market both near our hotels.
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Blackpool East (M55, Jct4)
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Blackpool is famous for its pier and the lively Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Enjoy a fun day out at 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, all next door to our Blackpool Beach hotel.
Blackpool Tower is an iconic landmark in Blackpool and has great views of the ocean from its Sea View Terrace and the highest point of the tower, the Blackpool Eye. You can also descend into the depths of the Blackpool Dungeons underneath the tower for exciting shows and rides.
From the end of August to November, Blackpool’s Promenade lights up as the dazzling Blackpool Illuminations are switched on. The Blackpool Illuminations are famous for their vivacious colour and energy, and the displays are often accompanied by busy gigs and a great party atmosphere.
Blackpool has almost seven miles of beautiful, golden sandy beaches on its seafront. If you want to relax and unwind there’s also Stanley and Wyre Estuary Country Parks, ideal for walking trails or days out with the kids. For something a little different, try the aquapark at Blackpool Wakepark for kayaking, paddle-boarding and open water swimming.
The Winter Gardens cover 4.9 acres of 12 thrilling venues including the Blackpool Opera House, the Empress Ballroom and fascinating exhibitions and galleries. The Winter Gardens themselves are a gem in the heart of Blackpool and are definitely worth a visit.
The Houndshill Shopping Centre is close to Blackpool Tower and has a great selection of high street brands to choose from. Abingdon Street Market and The Regent on Church street are iconic markets with some great bargains to be found.