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Blackpool
Travel Guide

Victorian tradition and modern innovation meet on the sandy shores of one of Britain’s most historic and entertaining resorts.

Since the 1800s, monarchs and celebrities have vacationed by the beach and entertainment piers of Blackpool. Record-breaking roller coasters swing at top speeds around edges of the 19th-century wharfs of Blackpool Beach. Embark on this path to entertainment enjoyed by such esteemed former visitors as the Beatles and the royal family.

Uniting three historic piers is the Golden Mile, a promenade complete with casinos and hotels. Get food from the fish and chip shops and ice cream parlors that continue to carry the torch for Victorian seaside traditions.

For exposure to 19th-century genteel Englishness, set foot on North Pier, Blackpool’s longest and oldest wharf. Built in 1863, the pier’s theater and carousel capture the refined essence of the English gentry.

Walk south to Blackpool Central Pier, constructed with entertainment in mind. Palm readers, bumper cars and a Ferris wheel provide non-stop fun. Continue south for the city’s most famous sight, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Wooden roller coasters and big drops make this one of the country’s most thrilling amusement parks.

Seek tranquility in the quieter district inland from Blackpool’s Fylde Coast. Stroll through the stylish Italian Gardens of Stanley Park and take a paddleboat out on its lake. Bring kids to Pirate Adventure Mini Golf and the Blackpool Zoo.

Amble through the city center to appreciate the 19th-century architecture, with Blackpool Central Library and Blackpool Grand Theatre among the iconic spots. Ever-present above the townscape rises Eiffel-esque Blackpool Tower, with its observation deck, circus and Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Blackpool is located south of the Lake District National Park in the northwestern corner of England. Fly to the airports of Liverpool or Manchester, two large and cultured cities about a 1-hour drive from Blackpool. For a change of scenery, take a trip to the undulating scenery of Yorkshire Dales National Park and the rugged bluffs of the Pennines.

With its amusement parks, piers and fish and chips shops, Blackpool delivers a traditional British seaside experience.

Where to stay in Blackpool

The Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel
4 out of 5
North Promenade, Blackpool, England
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Located in North Shore, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gynn Square, Blackpool Tower, and Blackpool Grand Theatre. Blackpool Tower Ballroom and Coral ...

4/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
Great hotel

"Amazing stay ,great stay ,lovely staff,great food"…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

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Big Blue Hotel
Big Blue Hotel
4 out of 5
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lancashire, Blackpool, England
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Located in South Shore, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, Solaris Centre, and Pleasure Beach Arena. Grosvenor G Casino Blackpool ...

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Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
3.5 out of 5
595 New South Promenade, Blackpool, England
The price is ¥7,579 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18

Located in South Shore, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Blackpool Beach, Sandcastle Waterpark, and Blackpool Pleasure ...

4.3/5Excellent! (909 reviews)
COVID stay - staff really doing their best

"We should have had a sea view - you need to lean out the window to see it! The staff really did their best to make the stay nice. Staff were all masked and followed all government advice. The room was clean and the option of room service gave you the option to avoid communal areas. We felt safe and ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
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Albert Luxury Hottub and Jacuzzi Apartments
Albert Luxury Hottub and Jacuzzi Apartments
128 -130 Albert Road, Blackpool, England
The price is ¥12,547 per night from Apr 8 to Apr 9

Located in Blackpool Town Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Illuminasia, Blackpool Tower, and Blackpool Grand Theatre. Coral Island ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Perfect accommodation in Blackpool

"Great apartments in perfect location. Quality of rooms was perfect & couldn't fault the hosts at all. Will be booking again, hopefully Deluxe room in future for Hot-tub access. Only 4 spaces for parking but plenty of 24hour carparks nearby."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

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Granada Apartments
Granada Apartments
3 out of 5
240 Queen's Promenade, Blackpool, England
The price is ¥7,137 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Blackpool Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Central Pier. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Room with a view

"Easy check in, clean well equipped apartment. A little out of it but all essential shops takeaways cafes restaurants a stone's throw away. owner Rene a phone call away if needed nothing to much trouble would definatley recommend can't wait to stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2020

Granada Apartments
Victory Luxury hot tub House
Victory Luxury hot tub House
3.5 out of 5
16 Victory Road, Blackpool, England
The price is ¥25,095 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Located in North Shore, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Mecca Bingo and Blackpool Grand Theatre. Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Tower Ballroom ...

Victory Luxury hot tub House
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