The Blackpool Tower

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The Blackpool Tower
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Amusement & Theme Parks • Observation Decks & Towers
10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:45 PM
About
The Blackpool Tower Eye and solid-glass SKYWALK offer the best views across the North West of England from the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower.Begin your journey to the top with a visit to the incredible 4D cinema. Let the special sensory effects and incredible filming bring the history of the Blackpool Tower to life in front of your eyes.Then take a trip 380ft into the sky to the top of The Blackpool Tower and experience the thrilling SKYWALK. Walk out if you dare onto the five centimetre thick glass viewing platform, where you can look out into the Irish Sea and see the famous Blackpool Promenade below you.See the North West of England spread out before you with views over Bowland, up to the Lake District and on a clear day down to Liverpool and across to the Isle of Man from the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from $17.42
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Myra P
Gosport, UK29 contributions
Wonderful views.
We luckily visited on a bright sunny day, so the views from the top were amazing.
The 4D show was excellent.
There was social distancing in place whilst queuing but that was a waste of time as 4 different families are crammed into the lift together, and once at the top, although the floor is taped, no-one really takes any notice!
All in all, well worth a visit.
Written June 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AndiBurton1970
Burton upon Trent, UK1 contribution
Nice view
Visited for our anniversary wkend, had to book a slot online prior. Very strict covid regulations upon entry & up till the lift to ascend.... then it was free for all & folk did what they liked regardless of one way system in place.
View was fabulous including the upgraded glass walk.
4d cinema wasn't overly mind-blowing, wearing 3d glasses that I couldn't see through properly due to dirt & scratched lenses. Images weren't exactly HD standards.
Very easily to get confused as to where to go as poorly signed throughout.
The way down was very confusing as the "queue" for the lifts formed part of the viewing points, so wasn't clear whether folk were viewing or queuing, the lift staff were rude when pointing this out.
Very disappointed the ballroom was closed, this should have been advised when booking & a suitable discount given, NOT charged full admission for half a visit.
Beautiful weather 😍
Written June 20, 2021
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Lee Walters
Llanberis, UK1 contribution
Good…but
Never been before the weather was nice for a good view
But the queue to go up the lift was a nightmare…took so long
But overall good experience
Written June 19, 2021
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Good Morning Thank you for your review I am so pleased to see that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Tower Eye and I hope you will visit us again soon! Kind Regards Kenny Mew
Written June 20, 2021
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK589,956 contributions
It's Blackpool
Jun 2021 • Friends
The most distinctive structure in Blackpool is its famous tower, opened on the 14th May 1894 and constructed by architect's Maxwell & Tuke ,at the time of its opening it was the tallest tower in the British Empire and at present is the 125th tallest freestanding tower in the world, the famous Roof Garden is a Grade I listed building, it was obviously inspired by Eiffel Tower in Paris , its such an iconic structure, its the centre of the funfair area ,its without a shadow of a doubt the most visited and photographed attraction in Blackpool, I just love it ,you have to visit it if you're planning a trip to this eclectic seaside resort.
Written June 19, 2021
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Good Afternoon, Thank you for leaving such a great review on the Blackpool Tower I am so pleased to see that you love the Blackpool tower as much as we do, and I totally agree, the Blackpool Tower is a must see when you are in town. Kind Regards Kenny Mew
Written June 20, 2021
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williamskdn
Pontypridd, UK740 contributions
Great views
This is a great experience . The 4d experience is really good and fun. A great view from the top are amazing and worth a look.
Written June 19, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review the Blackpool Tower! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Kenny Mew
Written June 20, 2021
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Gfisher2014
Glasgow, UK133 contributions
Great day out
May 2021 • Family
We went to the Blackpool circus with our young daughter and it was amazing it was a great day out I would recommend this if visiting the tower
Written June 17, 2021
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Good Afternoon Thank you for your review I am so pleased to see that you and your daughter enjoyed your visit to the Circus! This year’s show is guaranteed to take your family on a rollercoaster of belly laughs and wide mouth gasps and I am thrilled to see that our guests love it as much as we do! I hope you will visit us again Kind Regards Kenny Mew
Written June 20, 2021
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kevin M
16 contributions
Poor customer service
Jun 2021 • Couples
I had a bogof voucher from cereal packet but was told on the door, you have to book online.
So I tried to book online but the website wouldn't have the code.
So I paid full price for 2, I emailed Kellogg's and they got back in touch quite quick. Still too late!
They said the code was for if you pay on the door, the real code is inside the box. Believe what you may about that.
Surely the attendant must have come across this problem before but she said nothing. Another case of poor customer service.
Back to the tower the view up there is great and the observation floor is not for the faint hearted.
Good view of Snowdonia, Lake district but not of the isle of man.
Value for money I'm not sure but i would say is you have to go up.
Written June 13, 2021
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Hello Kevin Thank you for your review, we highly appreciate your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you had some problems when trying to book. All vouchers are now booked online along with any tickets for our attractions, it has been this way for around a year now since we first re-opened after the first lock down. Terms & conditions are stated on the vouchers and all information is available at www.merlinfun.com in regards to booking and if the voucher code is not accepted. I am, however, pleased to see that you did enjoy your visit to the top of the Tower and got to enjoy the lovely views. Kind Regards Kenny Mew
Written June 20, 2021
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Lesley
31 contributions
Great
Second time done the tower including the 4d experience and also done the new tower VR experience. My boyfriend was on edge as he’s not great with heights but he didn’t mind doing it. Great view of Blackpool from the top of the tower of course.
Written June 13, 2021
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Good Morning Thank you for your review of The Blackpool Tower I am so pleased to see that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your recent visit, at 380ft high on a clear day, I have to agree the views from our Tower eye really are great! I hope you will visit us again Kind Regards Kenny Mew
Written June 20, 2021
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Jacqui H
1 contribution
not amused
Jun 2021 • Family
The staff in the tower are amazing really helpful, 2 careers and a child with medical needs. The only let down was the changing facility went threw the back off the building not to bad, got to disabled changing area, toilet was green inside, with excrement over toilet, did have adjustable bed which we cleaned down and changed child, bed had toilet rolls under it along with toilet seat which we had to move as needed two careers either side. Young person had a good afternoon but would not recommend, old fashioned and needs looking at
Written June 12, 2021
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Hi Jacqui, I am sorry to hear about your experience using the Changing Place Facility. This has been reported to our cleaning contractor, however we would also like to talk to you about this in a bit more detail if possible. Please email us at guestservices.theblackpooltower@merlinentertainments.biz Kind regards Kenny
Written June 17, 2021
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Edisteve
Edinburgh, UK21 contributions
Iconic tower, shambolic organisation
Disappointed by our trip up the tower, not because of the amazing tower and views, but the relative lack of information and general chaos. We booked for an 11.15am visit and didn’t mind the long queue to get in, which gave the nice man a chance to go along and temperature check and get contact and trace details.

It just went downhill when we got inside, starting off with not getting our guide we had paid for (we did get it at the end after complaining). There was a general lack of information regarding what to do and where to go, however, we eventually ended up queuing for a lift, but no one could tell us how long the queue might take. There was also a general lack of caring regarding whether or not people were wearing masks at all, or wearing them inappropriately.

Also, the deafening soundtrack, which could have been replaced by an information track telling us where to go, and reminding us of COVID measures.

On the way down, their only appeared to be one lift working taking people up and down, which caused long delays with people going back down from the top of the tower.

Definitely, an iconic structure but shame is was quite so shambolic.
Written June 12, 2021
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