The Great Promenade Show
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Andrew L
Leigh, UK3,461 contributions
Jun 2020
Really good Prom with all the sculptures and improvements. Very easy to walk or cycle or skate / skate board along (as our kids proved). Excellent activity for all ages, and especially good on a sunny day.
Written June 22, 2020
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Ellen sommerville
Lichfield, UK198 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Lovely and clean beautiful place to walk sand is so clean really nice much improved just need the back streets to be cleaned and tidied now
Written April 16, 2019
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rayrest
London, UK7,424 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent promenade to come and have a walk along. When the tide is in, its great to watch the waves. The tower will catch your eye and the three piers.
Written September 11, 2021
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chriswood72
Nottingham, UK1,381 contributions
Jul 2021
Blackpool Promenade is divided into 3 distinct areas. North Shore, Central, and South Shore.
North Shore from the North Pier to Bispham along the cliffs past uncle Toms cabin.
This is really the most historic part of Blackpool's Promenade as it has changed little since its construction in Victorian times.
Central is between South Pier and North Pier, this has undergone an £80 Million rebuild. This has created a number of headlands and spanish steps from the promenade to the beach.
The Great Promenade Show is a series of art installations along South Shore from The Sandcastle to Starr Gate.
Nice to walk taking in all the sights and art installations.
Written July 5, 2021
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acs1984
Cockermouth, UK1,350 contributions
Oct 2020
The Great Promenade Show is a series of art installations along South Shore from The Sandcastle to Starr Gate. The only thing that seems to work as it should is the high tide organ, which was actually playing when we were there as the tide was in. I love that it plays the sound of the sea so no two times will be the same. Some of the installations such as the seats that shelter you from the wind have become fixed in place instead of moveable so they don’t do what they were designed for. The big glitter ball wasn’t working and most the mirror tiles were tarnished (and some missing) so wouldn’t reflect light anyway. It seems to get worse year upon year, there must just be no maintenance. I’m sure the artists must be upset. If it wasn’t for the high tide organ I’d only be giving this attraction a 2. I wish the council would do something about this as this was once great.
Written February 20, 2021
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Maggie_NHam
Nottingham, UK263 contributions
Sep 2020
I think the Blackpool promenade is so under-rated! It's absolutely brill, and the Spanish Steps are anything as good as you see in Spain, actually if not better! The promenade is on 2 layers so plenty of room to walk along in these Co-Vid 19 self-distancing times.

There are interesting features and sculptures at various points along from south of South Pier to north of North Pier to stop and look at. I am a saunterer, sort of letting the wind buffet me along, so I can easily take 30 mins from south of South Pier to Central Pier, or about 40 -45 to reach north of North Pier. I follow the Spanish Steps so taking the more twisty, windy route. It's a brilliant walk. It's bracing and the best of Blackpool.
Written September 13, 2020
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amc151250
Norwich, UK15 contributions
Sep 2019
We went to Blackpool to see the lights and the impressive new promenade ,from there all the way to Clevely ,the improvements were impressive
Written September 22, 2019
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acs1984
Cockermouth, UK1,350 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
The Great Promenade Show is a series of outdoor installations located along the promenade in between the Sandcastle Waterpark and Starr Gate. I always like to come and have a look along here, but I am noticing now that it does not seem to be maintained and one small sculpture is missing. There are a few sculptures that should contain lights (Glam Rocks and The Frankenstein Project) but these no longer work. There are between 10 and 20 different sculptures and my favourites are the Giant Disco ball (named: They shoot horses don’t they?) and the High Tide Organ. The high tide organ will play at high tide, as there are pipes leading down into the seawall - the sea pushes air into the pipes and the organ plays. It really is the sound of the sea, I love it! I think some of these sculptures have been in place for around 10 years so they are starting to look their age. If all the pieces of art were in good working order I’d be inclined to give them 4 or even 5 out of 5, but currently I can only give a 3. It is still worth a look along to see them all though and to walk through from start to finish would take about ½ an hour. I hope the council takes notice and brings them back up to scratch for future visitors as when all are in fully working order, I think they are brilliant.
Written October 23, 2016
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK612,461 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Walking along the promenade you are struck by the cool installations that add interest to this most beautiful of walks .
There certainly hard to miss as most are huge ,I walked the length of the Blackpool Promenade and thought they looked marvellous but to me the best views were from North Pier were you can take in the full vista of the beach,tower and installations,most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area or planning to visit Blackpool.
Written June 22, 2021
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Barry O
Blackpool, UK411 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Regular basis I can be seen power walking from Star Gate to Manchester Square and return which takes me about an hour. Level surface and a mixture of scenery, with the Irish Sea to the west, the piers, pleasure beach, tramways, hotels, guesthouses, bars, restaurants and cafes!
Written September 10, 2019
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