Blackpool is a beautiful seaside town which offers some of the best sandy beaches in the UK. With plenty of sunshine, famous landmarks, and loads of fun activities, it's the perfect place for an adventure-packed getaway for families, couples, or solo travellers. You've almost certainly admired the iconic Blackpool Tower on postcards and stamps. Since its opening in 1894, the tower has offered visitors stunning panoramic views of the town's 11-mile promenade, the Irish Sea, and on clear days, Wales and Cumbria. Pleasure Beach is another big attraction in Blackpool, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the whole of the United Kingdom. Its adrenaline-pumping adventure rides will fill you with excitement. The Big One, Pleasure Beach's biggest rollercoaster and one of the most iconic rides in the world, drops thrill-seekers 205 feet and reaches maximum speeds of 74 mph. There's plenty more to discover in Blackpool with its three piers offering kids and adults unbridled entertainment over the water and breathtaking seaside photos. In autumn, Blackpool delivers a magnificent show called the Illuminations. Blackpool also has a thriving food scene, with plenty of restaurants on the seaside and along the promenade. Tea lovers and pub-goers will love the authentic charm of the local outlets, and shoppers can browse independent shops and speciality retailers all over the resort town. If you're looking for a great hotel, Blackpool has a huge range on offer - everything from luxury boutique accommodation to classic Bed & Breakfasts to cheap hotels. You can find the best hotel deals on eDreams' vast database to complete your trip to Blackpool. Filter your options by the number of guests, rooms, and price with our powerful search engine.
The biggest attraction in Blackpool is Pleasure Beach. Since it opened in 1896, Pleasure Beach has won an array of theme park records - many of which were later beaten, by itself. Visitors can choose from 10 roller coasters, the largest number of any theme park in the UK. Pleasure Beach's Revolution was the first steel-made inverting roller coaster in Europe. But nothing beats the heart-in-your-mouth feeling of riding the gargantuan Big One. There's something for everyone though, as children can have all the fun in the world in Nickelodeon Land and families can share a flume on the award-winning Valhalla. Overlooking Blackpool's sandy shores, Blackpool Tower is Northwest's highest man-made observation point, standing at 158 meters. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, this steel and brick juggernaut is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK. After enjoying the beautiful views from the observation deck, explore the magnificent Tower Ballroom with its ornate ceilings and mesmerising murals. If you visit during the circus season, you can enjoy spectacular and varied shows. Blackpool operates one of the world's oldest tramways, which started operations in 1885. The 11-mile line runs the length of the promenade, providing access to the town's Grand Theatre, the tower, and other prominent attractions. Marvel at the majestic Victorian architecture of the Grand Theatre and its neo-Baroque auditorium. Year-round, the magnificent theatre hosts ballets, operas, musicals, and pantomimes, among other creative performances. Blackpool Beach is the reason the town is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK. Its three Insta-famous piers are excellent for talking breezy strolls and indulging your sweet tooth on rock candies and sticky cakes. Children will love the Blackpool Zoological Gardens, set over 32 acres of lush biodiversity. The zoo is home to over 1,500 awe-inspiring animals, such as tigers and zebras, and has one of the biggest indoor elephant facilities in the world. Explore the marine world at Sea Life Blackpool, near the central pier, which hosts over 2,000 marine wildlife, including sharks and octopus - and the Sea Life Trust supports marine conservation projects worldwide. Blackpool is also known for its exciting nightlife. If you love to party hard through to the early hours, this resort town's DJs will keep the music playing. And the promenade's iconic pubs and bars serve everything from local ales to exotic cocktails. Find a great hotel in Blackpool using eDreams to complete your dream trip to this iconic seaside town.
Blackpool has many interesting neighbourhoods. For easy access to the coastline, check out North Shore hotel deals to keep your family near the fun and excitement. Central Blackpool hosts the Blackpool Tower, the Grand Theatre, Central and North Pier, and plenty of classic Bed & Breakfast cheap hotels. It's great for shopping and has a booming nightlife with several upscale restaurants and nightclubs. Book a hotel near the South Shore to be near the South Pier, Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle Waterworld, and enjoy some of the most affordable accommodation in Blackpool - perfect for families travelling with children. Its stretch of the promenade also offers some of the most beautiful views from the town. For older travellers, Bispham is one of the most comfortable, easy-going areas to stay in Blackpool. The neighbourhood is quiet and has lots of cosy eateries where you can meet locals.