Blackpool seaside town, the Las Vegas of the north, With its golden mile and 3 piers , Tower and much much more. Come and see the world famous Blackpool pleasure beach fun fair with all its rides. Blackpool has the UK'S oldest working tram system in use from 1885.
At 10 kilometers long and using over one million bulbs the Blackpool Illuminations are an awesome spectacle.
The Blackpool Illuminations consist of almost every kind of light display you can imagine: lasers, neon, light bulbs, fibre optics, searchlights and floodlighting.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has the largest number of roller coasters of any park in the United Kingdom with ten, of which four are wooden: the Big Dipper, Blue Flyer, Grand National and Nickelodeon Streak.
Many of the roller coasters in the park are record breaking attractions. When it opened in 1994, the Big One was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world.
Blackpool Tower is 380 feet high, it is the highest observation deck in North West England.
Before going up the tower, guests watch a 4-D film. The film shows a young boy who is inspired with the tower and goes to the ballroom and circus of the tower. Then, with his goggles he is wearing, makes the tower blast off like a rocket. The film also shows the history of the tower.
North Pier built in the 1860s, it is also the oldest and longest of the three.
Central Pier, opening on 30 May 1868, it was 503 yards in length, 131 yards of which was a landing jetty for use at low tide.
South Pier was the last to be built, opinging in 1893. At 163 yards long, it was the shortest of the three piers.
The Golden Mile is the name given to the stretch of Promenade between the North and South piers in Blackpool.
It emerged in the late 19th century, amusement ride operators, fortune-tellers, phrenologists and oyster bars set up in the front gardens of boarding houses, to take advantage of passing trade.
Blackpool Zoo is a great family day out. Close encounters with animals, excellent facilities for our less able visitors and happy, friendly staff who want to make your visit fun! The zoo stands out in the resort, too, as being an attraction the whole family can visit together. Blackpool Zoo has the only gorillas in the north-west and one of the best sea lion displays in the UK. Add to that those, the brand new Project Elephant, and you have the hidden gem that is Blackpool Zoo.
The Blackpool Tramway runs from Blackpool to Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire, England. The line dates back to 1885 and is one of the oldest electric tramways in the world.
Blackpool is one of the best beach resorts you will find in the UK. It was even recently awarded its first ever Blue Flag, putting it on par with other world renowned sites including the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific coastline.
The whole family will love relaxing in the sun, taking a dip in the sea and enjoying an ice cream along the promenade here in Blackpool. There is plenty of space for sandcastles, sunbathing and family games, so you really can make a day of it.
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