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Blackpool's Central Pier

The Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5BB, England
1253 623422
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Ranked #21 of 26 Attractions in Blackpool
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Landmarks
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I remember visiting the piers as a kid, going on the arcades, having a glass of pop in the family bar, watching people fish off the end. The principles are still the same, but it isold, run-down and lacking soul. It is apparent that the stag/hen demand on Blackpool has shaped its progression. Restoring some of the character of these... More

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245 reviews 245 reviews
136 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

There are plenty of rides and stalls on central pier. You cannot walk down it without getting tormented by the people on the games stalls which is annoying, but at least you can ignore them. If you walk right to the end of the pier, even on a calm day, for some reason you seem to nearly get blown away... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The pier needs some major TLC - needs to be reviewed in terms of restoration and a lick of paint! Small fair ride available but again need updating! Hawkers on the stalls drive you mad - shouting you over to play the games that you can never win on! Arcade area has a good selection of games and the staff... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Okay so as you do when your British for some unknown reason you travel to Blackpool.. and if like me you have a little one.. the lights, the arcades are all wonders to children. so on a cold bitter evening, we jumped into the central pier.. Now when i was a child, the central pier had shows or entertainment on... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Go to Blackpool many times over the years and always go to watch the lights but we allways go on one of the spectacular trams we love it and I can see them all on the tram and we don't get stuck in the traffic and I get to see them instead of watching the traffic

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Have to go on the big wheel every time (have done since a child) but think its a little pricey at 4.40 each! All other rides are thoroughly enjoyable and you just have tp love the arcades !

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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

On and off the pier in less than 10 mins. Filthy run down rides that have seen better days and are long outdated. Also the ticket prices were horrendously overpriced. Avoid at all costs and don't waste your time!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The kids loved it! But my heart was in my throat half the time from the lack of maintenance. And too much has been shoehorned into such a small space. The Ferris Wheel groans and rattles alarmingly in the high winds in which it was still operating. The basic superstructure of the pier requires a good revamp. The rust, splintered... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Love Blackpool Pier. My favourite things are the Big Wheel, which gives you stunning views of Blackpool, and the waltzers, which are the best waltzers I've ever been on. Other Waltzers I've been on always seem pretty slow, particularly compared to the one on Blackpool Pier. The one on Blackpool Pier is nice and fast. Word of advice though -... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Doesnt break the bank,reasonably priced arcade machines ,some of the ones you grew up with. plus fun fair rides at the end of the pier.A favorite with the kids.

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