Blackpool Tower

Paris may have the EiffelTower, but it can’t match Blackpool’s iconic structure for attractions. Offering views across the UK’s most famous resort, the Blackpool Tower boasts a circus, dungeon, bar and stunning Victorian ballroom - where comedian Peter Kay performed his break-through shows.

Relax with a show or brave the dungeon’s gallows following the terrifying Walk Of Faith with a stroll onto a transparent floor situated 500 feet over the promenade. You may need a drink to steady your nerves after that - luckily there are bars and tearooms on hand too.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The PleasureBeach may sound like a steamy novel, in fact it’s a winning combination of period rollercoasters - some built in the roaring 20s - and Premier-league thrill rides such as The Big One, offering 200 feet of heart-in-mouth terror. As a result this famed theme park - ensures trains to Blackpool are favoured by coaster connoisseurs and adrenaline-junkies alike.

The PleasureBeach was voted the top amusement park in the UK in 2014, helping to secure its place as Blackpool’s top attraction. Children's theme park NickelodeonLand - an established favourite - ensures there are more manageable rides for brave tykes and scaredy-cat Mums and Dads too.

Winter Gardens

Hosting events as diverse as the darts world championships, Strictly Come Dancing and political conferences, The Winter Gardens is the best place to go for live events in Blackpool and houses one of the largest theatres in Europe.

The Winter Gardens boasts a range of live entertainment, including theatre, musicals, live music, dancing and even sports, with a huge roster of international acts booked to play in 2015, including UB40, The Prodigy and John Barrowman. Illuminasia, the world’s largest indoor illuminations, will be dazzling visitors throughout 2015.

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo isn’t just about the animals - there’s a children’s zoo, play areas, train and cafe for refreshments too - there’s a huge range of big cats, reptiles, mammals and sealife from around the world.

Easy to reach by bus, the zoo enables visitors to see animals being fed, playing in their enclosures and taking part in training activities. There are talks daily and frequent animal encounters that will allow you to get up close and personal with a range of creatures.

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Sealife Centre

Part of Blackpool’s Promenade, the vast Sealife Centre has over 50 displays of over 2,000 aquatic creatures from around the world - from Europe’s largest collection of sharks to rays, giant crabs and octopi.

There are regular feeding times, interactive rockpools and swimming experiences, plus underwater tunnels let you walk through the aquarium. Landlubbers might also enjoy minigolf and a children’s play area.

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Sandcastle Waterpark

 

The UK's largest indoor waterpark, with 18 fantastic slides and attractions. There's something to entertain everyone, from the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world, to the tranquil Shimmering Shallows.

 

 

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