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Blackpool

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Jubilee Tourist Information Centre
Festival House
The People's Promenade
Blackpool
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T: 01253 478222
information@visitblackpool.com
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Destination

Blackpool is constantly evolving – with regeneration in the town meaning there’s something new to see on every visit. Visitors will love the cosmopolitan feel of the new St John’s with its dancing fountains and distinctive wave sculpture. There’s something for everyone - from the thrills and white-knuckle fun of Pleasure Beach Resort, to the watery fun of the SEA LIFE Centre and Sandcastle Waterpark, the iconic Blackpool Tower and beautiful ballrooms, or a stroll around stunning Stanley Park. In autumn, the Promenade is transformed into an electrical extravaganza as the Blackpool Illuminations shine out for 66 nights. Add to this a growing programme of world-class events throughout the year, a host of beloved family attractions, a range of quality accommodation and some stunning heritage and it’s no wonder the visitors keep flocking in!

What's on Offer

Amenities

Blackpool’s visitors are treated to miles of unspoilt sandy beach with a brand new ribbon of Spanish-style steps currently being constructed along the coastline - allowing visitors to take an easy stroll from the promenade down to the beach.

Places to Visit

Pleasure Beach Resort, The Blackpool Tower, SEA LIFE Centre, Nickelodeon Land, Blackpool Zoo, Madame Tussauds Blackpool, Blackpool Model Village, Sandcastle Waterpark, Grundy Art Gallery, 3 Piers, Great Promenade Show, Stanley Park. Opening September 2011 The Blackpool Tower Dungeon and the Blackpool Tower Eye

Entertainment

Opera House, Winter Gardens, Grand Theatre, North Pier and Central Pier Theatres, Tower Circus, Tower Ballroom, Globe Theatre, Pleasure Beach Arena, Funny Girls Showbar and Sands Venue. Superclubs and cabaret bars, real ale public houses, cafes, restaurants and a 10-screen Odeon cinema.

Shopping

Pedestrianised town centre shopping area as well as the newly developed Houndshill Shopping Centre including Debenhams, offers a top class shopping experience with numerous indoor markets, regular continental markets and independent designer boutiques.

Eating Out

Choose from Mediterranean to Mandarin, Indian to Italian, award-winning fish & chips and traditional seafood.

Recreation & Sport

3 x 18-hole golf courses, golf driving ranges x 2, Sports Centre with athletics track, gym, badminton etc. Tennis: 50 hard and grass courts, all-weather pitches. Crown & flat green bowling, cricket club, horse riding, ice skating, sailing, swimming, cycling, paintballing, go-karting & league football.

Conference & Business Facilities

Whether its for a meeting, conference or lunch, you will find a fantastic choice of venues such as The Tower and Winter Gardens plus many other multi-purpose buildings and a wide range of conference hotels.

Accommodation

Something for everyone, from cosy family run B&Bs to chic boutique hotels, stunning holiday apartments, self-catering apartments and 4-star hotels.

Getting There

Road

M55 motorway to the heart of the resort, linking with the M6 and motorway network.

Rail

Access to the resort from the West Coast main line via Preston.

Sea

Ferry crossings to and from Northern Ireland from Heysham, to Republic of Ireland from Liverpool or Holyhead.

Air

Blackpool International Airport is located 3 miles from the town centre.