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One of Britain's favourite seaside resorts, Blackpool has been a popular holiday destination since its emergence in Victorian times. Originally, the appeal of Blackpool was its seven mile long sandy beach. Of course, it is still a popular attraction today for visitors to relax and for the kids to play games or take a ride on a donkey.

Blackpool is one of the biggest seaside resorts in Europe and offers visitors a full range of activities. It is famous for its Golden Mile of fairground type attractions and the Blackpool Tower, a smaller scale imitation of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Blackpool's Pleasure Beach, a collection of enormous rollercoaster rides and shows is one the UK's most popular tourist attractions.

Blackpool Tourist Attractions

Blackpool Pleasure Beach South Promenade
The Pleasure Beach is the UK's biggest tourist attraction and offers and wide range of rollercoaster rides and shows. Entry into the Pleasure Beach is free, visitors pay for individually for each attraction and may purchase discount sheets of ride tickets.
Open: Weekends March, daily Easter to early November, weekends November/December. Tel: 0870 4445566

Blackpool Tower Central Promenade
Built in 1894, Blackpool Tower is Blackpool's famous landmark. The 519 foot tower houses exhibitions and entertainment for the whole family. Kids will particularly enjoy Jungle Jim's and the Dinosaur Ride, a journey back 4.5 billion years to the dawn of time. Don't miss the Ballroom with its Wurlitzer organ and daily shows.
Open: Throughout the year - Every weekend. Easter to end October - Every day. School half term holidays - Every day. Christmas week - Every day . Tel: 01253 622242

Blackpool Zoo East Park Drive opposite Stanley Park
A modern, well laid-out and spacious zoo which creates a natural environment with the use of moated pens, lakes and islands. Residents include lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes and gorillas. Attractions include a miniature railway and dolphin simulator.
Open: From 10:00 am. Tel: 01253 830830

Louis Tussaud's Waxworks Central Promenade
Come face to face with wax models of the Royal Family, politicians, film stars, pop idols, TV personalities, famous artists and authors. If your not of a nervous disposition you can also visit the Chamber of Horrors!
Tel: 01253 625953

Sea Life Centre Central Promenade
One of Europe's largest collections of marine life. Well presented displays include, Lost City of Atlantis, Claws and the tropical shark display.
Open: Daily from 10:00am Tel: 01253 622445

Sandcastle South Promenade
All weather family fun at Blackpool's tropical indoor seaside. Includes water chutes, wave and fun pools, a safe kids harbour and the exhilarating white knuckle water slides.
Open: From 10:00 am to 6:00pm. Tel: 01253 343602

Grundy Art Gallery Queen Street
Displays of Victorian, contemporary and modern paintings. Old Blackpool section.
Open: Mon- Sat 10.00am-5.00pm. Closed Sun and Bank Holidays. Tel: 01253 478170

Blackpool Illuminations
Described as "the greatest free show on earth" this impressive autumnal display brings the whole of the Promenade to colour with six miles of shimmering lights. Approximately September and October.

The Piers
Blackpool is lucky enough to have three piers, each of them offering different but top class attractions. North Pier, restored to its Victorian splendour, offers a theatre, seasonal shows, shops and restaurants. Central Pier has a showbar, a big wheel and amusement arcades. The South Pier is for all the family, with spectacular rides its own theatre.
Open: Daily throughout the season

Blackpool Tourist Information Centres

Blackpool Tourist Information Centre
1 Clifton Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1LY. Tel: 01253 478222

Blackpool Tourist Information Centre
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Unit 25, Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1PL. Tel: 01253 403223

Lytham St Annes Tourist Information Centre
67 St Annes Road, West Lytham, St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1SH. Tel: 0906 680 0033

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