HOLIDAYS
BLACKPOOL

 


In Blackpool

 
 
 

 

Blackpool is a vibrant and exciting holiday resort, situated on the Lancashire coast.  It has seven miles of beach and the fantastic illuminations, as well as a great many other tourist attractions.  Our Blackpool Holidays site provides information about accommodation and entertainment in the town.  It looks at different types of Blackpool holiday accommodation - hotels, self catering, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, together with attractions and events taking place. The tourism season in Blackpool covers the summer months and autumn, which is when the illuminations are staged. The resort is also extremely busy at Easter time and the spring and August Bank Holidays, as well as the Christmas and New Year periods.

Blackpool attractions include the Tower, Pleasure Beach, Illuminations, Golden Mile and the many shows.  There are always plenty of things to do for families and for those wanting to enjoy the lively and varied club scene.  Visitors looking for holidays in Blackpool will also find a huge selection of places to stay.  There are many hotels, good quality guest houses and B&B rooms as well as budget accommodation where guests can stay at reasonably cheap rates. Some may prefer self catering in holiday flats and apartments, or caravan and camp sites.  It might also be possible to find special offers and deals, particularly at quieter times.  Visitors could consider if they want accommodation that specializes in catering for families and couples, as opposed to establishments that take bookings for parties such as stag and hen groups. The availability of car parking can be an important consideration for those traveling by road, and whether you require smoking or non-smoking rooms may be another factor to bear in mind. Many guests take their annual holidays in Blackpool, while others have short midweek and weekend breaks, often in September or October during the famous lights.  Our site provides an outline of things to do and places to stay in the resort.

Blackpool comprises three main tourist areas, North South and Central as well as the famous promenade which stretches along the length of the seafront. Blackpool Central contains the Winter Gardens which is an important conference and entertainment complex, including Blackpool Opera House which is the largest theatre in the country with seats for nearly three thousand people. Since its first opening in 1939 some of the greatest names in show business have performed there such as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey, and it has also staged major shows such as Cats and Grease. The Empress Ballroom built in 1896 is another fantastic venue which forms part of the Winter Gardens complex, and it has held music concerts, political conferences, and contests such as the Stan James World Matchplay Darts Tournament. The Winter Gardens comprises twelve venues in all and is a Grade II listed building. Not far from the Winter Gardens is another famous landmark, Blackpool Grand Theatre. This was designed in 1894 by the celebrated Victorian theatrical architect Frank Matcham.  It has a seating capacity of 1100 people and is another of the resort’s Grade II listed buildings, and it is also Britain’s National Theatre of Variety.  The Grand Theatre has staged a wide variety of types of productions including British comedies, American musicals, literary classics and variety concerts. Central Blackpool has other important attractions including the iconic tower, the golden mile, waxworks and sea life centre. Central pier has a big wheel as well as rides, stalls and amusement arcades. Blackpool tower is the most widely recognised feature of the town. Opened for the first time in 1894, it stands 518 foot high and can be seen from all over the resort. It is an outstanding architectural monument as well as being a major holiday attraction. The Golden Mile on central promenade has amusements arcades, cafes, shops, take aways and other food outlets. It also has a waxworks and sea life centre. Family holidays in Blackpool are an established tradition and the many attractions in the resort make Blackpool a popular destination for family holidays. There is also a wide range of accommodation including caravan sites and holiday parks as well as hotels, guest houses and Blackpool self catering. It is always advisable to book early due to the popularity of the resort.


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HOLIDAYS IN BLACKPOOL