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“Very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blackpool's Central Pier

Blackpool's Central Pier
The Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5BB, England
01253 623422
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Ranked #53 of 137 things to do in Blackpool
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Exactly what you would expect - very good experience and would definitely go again. My kids enjoyed it as well

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Norwich
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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“Went on the wheel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Very reasonable price and exactly what you expect from a seaside pier. Fully of fairground rides for families and lots of tacky nic naks.

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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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“NEEDS T L C”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The pier has lots of things to do our children love the dodgems we like the big wheel it gives you a wonderful view of Blackpool comparable to that you get on the big one but it lasts longer and isnt quite as hair raising ! the family bar at the end of the pier is a bit of a disappointment as a Blackpool resident and hotelier most places in Blackpool disappoint me mainly because they have been left to rot ..its combination of lack of funds due to the recession but also due to greedy landlords charging way too much rent for leases in Blackpool they are already rich so why not give us all a break Central pier bar needs windows to the sea and complete refurbishment and some comfy weather proof seats so we can watch the sunset ...oh and make a non smoking area outside the bar so we can watch the sunset without being choked to death by stinky chain smokers

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Legends show is too good for the shabby old pier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I've now been to watch the Legends show 3 times , and each time has been a delight. Tom is a great host/comic (never overdoes it) . Leanne is a great backing vocalist. The house band are fantastic, as are the Legends dancers. Oh! and the headline acts aren't bad either. Lots of energy , lots of laughter and lots of singing. Great night out. This show really needs a newer/better venue. The pier is way past it's best, but the show is still at it's peak

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Awful. Avoid like the plague.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Take a peaceful stroll up the pier after lunch? Wrong! Accosted every few feet by aggressive vendors trying to force you to spend money at their rip-off kiosks. Poundland prizes and not much else for £3 a go! Pier is tatty, unwelcoming and unkempt. Didn't stay long on there and wouldn't go again, mainly because of the intimidating sales pitches and intrusion of the vendors.

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