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Blackpool City guide, including Blackpool Hotels
Blackpool is one of Britain's most popular holiday destinations. It is
Tower Ballroom, children's entertainment plus Jungle Jim's Playground,
Tower Top Ride and Undersea World.
home to over 1500 beautiful, rare and exotic animals from all around
the world. With elephants, lions, otters, zebras, sea lions, tigers,
kangaroos, many types of monkeys, plus all your animal favourites. With
play areas, crafts, miniature railway, shops, picnic areas, it's an
excellent value family day out.
exhibitions including traditional, modern and contemporary art and
works from the Gallery's permanent collection.
Europe's largest marine collections with the 'Lost City of Atlantis'
shark feature as the dramatic centrepiece.
mingle with the stars and get closer to the A-list. Once you've walked
the red carpet, you'll be immersed in a world of celebrity, rubbing
shoulders with Hollywood's A List and the tabloid's favourites.
Things to do:
Blackpool is not just about the seaside and the associated funfairs,
rides and sideshows. There is another side, as a base for adventure,
experiences, shopping and outdoor pursuits. It is only an hour away
from the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District and close to the
historic city of Lancaster and the shopping experiences of Manchester
from Stanley Park through the Woodland Gardens, and linking to Marton
Mere Nature Reserve. There is a wide variety of walks of differing
lengths, ranging from a short stroll around Stanley Park, to a more
opportunity to control an aeroplane and see the local area. You can
take your friends with you, control the aeroplane as much or as little
as you like and go where you want.
magic. Blackpool's most electrifying night is when the Lights are
switched on and the ceremony, a real razzmatazz showcase, has been
performed by all the biggest names. You can enjoy a grandstand seat
aboard a cleverly disguised tram - such as a Wild West Train or Space
Rocket - where you actually become part of the display as you travel
along the Promenade.
borders and frothing fountains in the show piece Italian Gardens. There
are pathways galore leading to quiet corners, while bridges carry you
across the lake, home to a variety of hire boats and bobbing birds.
There is a playground for the children and all the family can enjoy the
likes of pitch & putt, tennis.
Food & Drink:
Whether it is a pre-show meal or dinner, or fish and chips, fast food
or traditional seafood that you want it is all in Blackpool to complete
a culinary experience that's second to none. In Blackpool you can enjoy
fine food from around the world with scores of restaurants offering
everything from Caribbean to Mandarin, Indian to Italian. And of
course, Blackpool has more than 30 clubs and fun-pubs alongside
countless welcoming inns ensuring everyone has a great night out.
prepared food, with a wonderfully varied A La Carte menu. The weekly
changing specials board always boasts an impressive array of fresh fish
and steak specialities. Vegan and vegetarians are well catered for by
an imaginative selection of dishes, all coupled with a friendly
specialising in Anglo-European cuisine with all meals cooked from fresh
ingredients. Parties are catered for in a professional and comfortable
environment. There is a full restaurant license with a large wine list
and beers on draught
specialising in increasing fish variety, including turbot and Dover
sole, for your enjoyment.
an outrageous host. A full floor show with the Kristie Speed dancers
and some of UK's top vocalists appear there most weeknights.
flavour. Traditionally a home from home for Scottish visitors to
Blackpool, the Jaggy Thistle extends a warm welcome to everyone who
enjoys a friendly drink during the day or a fun packed night out.
doubles bar. It is probably the smallest town centre pub though it has
a big atmosphere.
Blackpool Hotels & Accommodation:
Blackpool offers a variety of types of accommodation for the discerning
tourist including - from four-star luxury to homely bed and breakfasts,
flats and apartment, caravan and camping - whether you're planning a
relaxing weekend getaway or an action packed family holiday, Blackpool
can offer you the perfect 'short break' or holiday by the sea. The
resort has 120,000 holiday beds, which is more than the whole of
Portugal. With over 16.8 million visitors to Blackpool each year, there
are now 3500 hotels, guest houses and self-catering units in the resort.
Blackpool has a wide selection of shows, night clubs and pubs available
providing a broad range of entertainment to suit most tastes. But don't
think the younger generation has all the fun. Remember, the famous
Tower Ballroom has been the perfect partner for more traditional
dancing steps for a century.
integrity of the irreplaceable Grade II* Listed Victorian theatre, and
welcoming theatregoers by presenting a discerning programme of popular,
thought-provoking and progressive theatre for Blackpool and the North
most amazing buildings in the world. As if being Britain's biggest
theatre was not enough, it is crammed with bits and pieces from dream
palaces of a dozen ages and cultures. The Winter Gardens is partly
Tudor England, partly Strauss's Vienna, partly Seville in its golden
age, partly ancient Rome. This four acre site also houses the Empress
Ballroom and Opera House
145 rides and attractions plus spectacular shows, including the world
renowned Hot Ice at the Arena, the famous Mystique cabaret of magic and
illusion at the Horseshoe, and the internationally acclaimed Eclipse at
the Globe Theatre.
Blackpool is not just a seaside resort; it offers something for all
ages. There is always something going on whether you prefer to do or
watch. A perfect place to stay, as a base for touring the North West of
England or, as a final destination to enjoy all that Blackpool has to
Name: Maria Williams
Biography: Maria writes for Sleep UK - providers of hotels in Blackpool.
About the Author: Biography