From street art to Sooty, there’s lots to discover in Blackpool.
1. North Pier
Make a beeline for a legendary Blackpool icon that hasn’t changed much in 100 years. See if you can spot the blue plaque marking where Harry Corbett discovered Sooty.
2. Comedy Carpet
Pick out famous catchphrases on Blackpool’s comedy carpet. Opened by Ken Dodd in 2011, Gordon Young’s massive artwork references over 1,000 comedians. Just like that.
3. Blackpool Tower Eye
With its dungeons, tea dances and viewing platform, there’s loads to do at Blackpool’s famous landmark. Don’t miss the Tower Eye for ace views of the Lancashire coast.
4. Street Art
If you’re in town on 13, 14 and 15 June, look out for Sand, Sea & Spray, the UK’s biggest urban art festival. The car park on the corner of Cookson and Church Street is a good place to view the street art.
5. Art Deco Café
Now restored to its former glory, the Art Deco Café, which opened in Stanley Park in 1937, is the perfect place to enjoy an alfresco lunch overlooking the ornamental Italian Gardens.
Did you know?
Blackpool’s Illuminations use over one million light bulbs to light up the seafront. But when the light show began in 1879, it consisted of eight large electric arcs.
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