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The Blackpool Promenade consists of a large number of shops and attractions: visitors can also take to gypsy carriages or walk the Comedy Carpet - a huge paved area featuring quotes and gags from Britain’s best-known comedians. The famous Blackpool tram is perhaps the easiest way to see the Promenade.
The northern part of the Promenade is a real slice of historic Blackpool, with original Victorian attractions including fortune-tellers, trams and donkey rides, while further south has been regenerated to offer numerous bars, shops and cafes.
The phenomenally successful dancing extravaganza is TripAdvisor’s top-rated thing to do in Blackpool at night, attracting celebrities and holiday-goers alike.
Funny Girls’ male dancers and drag artists stage spectacular dance and burlesque shows in a riotous celebration of dancing, music and comedy. There’s a restaurant and bar, plus dine-and-show packages. Booking is advised at this unique Blackpool attraction.
A fine bar and restaurant overlooking the beach, as the name suggests, The Beach House offers contemporary cuisine, live music and relaxed surroundings.
Take the family during the day or head there for a night out for a cocktail, a meal, entertainment or just the spectacular views.
The waxwork museum’s northern outpost has all the celebrities, politicians and sports stars you could wish to pose next to - with a distinctly northern flavour. So expect the stars of Coronation Street, Ant and Dec and Ken Dodd alongside classics such as the royals, David Beckham and Lewis Hamilton. Of course, you can have that souvenir snap next to the celeb of your choice too.
Areas themed by television genre, sport, music and more also offer interactive fun, so there’s plenty to do beyond admiring the waxworks.
Blackpool’s three main piers are a slice of old-fashioned fun, offering fairground rides, live entertainment, stalls and food outlets.
Big-name comedy and music events can be found at the North Pier, while Central and South Piers cater for thrill-seekers. There are cafes and bars aplenty across the three piers, but the Northern Pier’s Victorian Tea Rooms offer a taste of traditional Blackpool.
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A deliciously tranquil haven just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the promenade. Long standing neighbour to Blackpool's Public Library, the gallery has provided temporary homes for the work of Hiroshige and Matisse as well as a host of more local talent.
Beautifully weird sculptures dotted along the south shore Blackpool sea front. Whether it be twinkly lights, mesmeric movement or mysterious sounds, there's something here to challenge and delight all of your senses.
Stanley Park in Blackpool is a Grade II listed horticultural gem that is absolutely brim-full of things to do and see. Catch an orange tip butterfly and listen out for the great spotted woodpeckers.
With routes for beginners and rock legends alike anyone can test their resolve on Blackpool's striking outdoor climbing towers. Now there's no excuse not to conquer that fear of heights.