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Blackpool
The UK’s favorite holiday resort continues to attract millions of visitors. Families and couples, young and old, Blackpool’s unique appeal is that it appeals to everyone. Whether you’re looking for thrills and excitement, family entertainment and historic gems or beautiful gardens and stunning beaches, Blackpool has it all. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool Zoo, the Blackpool Tower, the Illuminations and a packed year-round events calendar all add to the charms of this seaside spot.

All things to do » Things to do

Blackpool Tramway
Blackpool Tramway
Owner description: Blackpool Transport is the proud operator of Blackpool's £100 million tramway. The four year project, which concluded in April 2012, saw the replacement of 11 miles of track... more Owner description: Blackpool Transport is the proud operator of Blackpool's £100 million tramway. The four year project, which concluded in April 2012, saw the replacement of 11 miles of track, creation of a new depot and introduction of a fleet of 16 state-of-the-art trams. It has never been easier to travel across Blackpool and the Fylde coast, with faster journey times, easy access and integrated Blackpool1 tickets that give you unlimited use of the trams and Blackpool Transport bus network (excluding Heritage Trams). Our frequent and reliable tram service provides an energy efficient mode of transport connecting residents and visitors to all major leisure, retail and businesses along the 11 mile stretch of coastline between Starr Gate and Fleetwood. The trams have level boarding and step-free interiors and designated disabled/pushchair areas making them accessible to all. Our frequent and reliable service connects passengers to all major leisure, retail and businesses along the 11 mile stretch of coastline. Heritage Tram Tours operate on Public and School Holidays, most weekends during Spring/Summer/Autumn and on special events. Heritage Day tickets are available that allow unlimited use of both heritage and modern trams plus Blackpool Transport buses. Heritage Trams stop only at the specially marked Heritage Tram Stops at Pleasure Beach, North Pier/Tower, Cabin, Bispham*, Cleveleys* and Fleetwood Ferry* (*special event days only). Blackpool has the oldest electric street tramway in the world with records dating back to 1884 when track plans were produced for an electric tramway that would connect North and South Shore. Blackpool Corporation paid for and maintained the infrastructure, whilst the Blackpool Electric Tramway Company, formed in January 1885 provided the electrical equipment, depot and tramcars. The tramway opened on the 29th September 1885. After the second world war, there was gradual consolidation and by 1962, the trams were confined to the 11 mile route from Starr Gate to Fleetwood which still operates today. The bus services expanded along with the town throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties. Since bus deregulation in 1986, the trams and buses have been operated by Blackpool Transport Services Ltd, a Blackpool Council Company. While the trams themselves are owned and run by Blackpool Transport, the tramway infrastructure is currently owned by Blackpool Council and leased to the Company, which pays an annual track rental fee for the privilege. less
Attraction type: Tramways
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Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
Owner description: Blackpool Zoo is a family friendly attraction, providing fun and education for all ages. Situated only 2 miles inland the Promenade, the park is easily accessible from the M55... more Owner description: Blackpool Zoo is a family friendly attraction, providing fun and education for all ages. Situated only 2 miles inland the Promenade, the park is easily accessible from the M55 motorway. Over 1000 animals, birds and reptiles reside in a scenic 32 acre park amidst mature trees, lakes and spacious lawns where the kids can burn off their excess energy. All your favourites are here including big cats, elephants, giraffes, sealions, gorillas, orangutans, camels, zebras and many, many more. Opened in 2014, the new Orangutan Outlook allows visitors to get up close and personal with these charismatic apes. Open daily (except Christmas Day) from 10 am, the park's closing times vary seasonally. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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The Big One
The Big One
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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The Blackpool Tower Ballroom
The Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Ornately decorated dance hall and theater is known for its Mighty Wurlitzer organ, which is played for dancing, concerts and special events during certain times of the year.
Attraction type: Theater & Performances; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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The Blackpool Tower
The Blackpool Tower
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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. less
Attraction type: Theme Parks; Observation Decks & Towers
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All places to eat » Places to eat

McHalls Bistro
McHalls Bistro
Ranked #1 of 697 Restaurants in Blackpool
Price: $5 - $13
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Mi Casa Su Casa
Mi Casa Su Casa
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Bispham
Price: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ambrosini's
Ambrosini's
Ranked #3 of 697 Restaurants in Blackpool
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Yorkshire Fisheries
Yorkshire Fisheries
Ranked #4 of 697 Restaurants in Blackpool
Price: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, British
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fahrenheit Restaurant in Genting Casino
Fahrenheit Restaurant in Genting Casino
Ranked #5 of 697 Restaurants in Blackpool
Price: $12 - $24
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Pride Lodge
4.0 of 5
Pride Lodge
$30 - $35
Scotts Guest House Blackpool
3.0 of 5
Scotts Guest House Blackpool
$30 - $37 (£25 - £30)
Ranked #52 of 914 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Alderley Hotel
3.0 of 5
Alderley Hotel
$27 - $67
Ranked #77 of 914 Blackpool B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Kings Hotel
4.0 of 5
Kings Hotel
$53 - $199
Ranked #1 of 72 Hotels in Blackpool
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New Guilderoy Hotel Blackpool
2.0 of 5
New Guilderoy Hotel Blackpool
$47 - $82 (£39 - £67)
Ranked #2 of 72 Hotels in Blackpool
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Clifton Court Hotel
2.0 of 5
Clifton Court Hotel
$48 - $171
Ranked #4 of 72 Hotels in Blackpool
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Arthington
4.0 of 5
The Arthington
$63 - $78
Ranked #2 of 914 Blackpool B&B and Inns
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Branston Lodge Guest House
4.0 of 5
Branston Lodge Guest House
$55 - $87
Ranked #4 of 914 Blackpool B&B and Inns
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Cherry Tree House Hotel
4.0 of 5
Cherry Tree House Hotel
$78 - $80 (£64 - £66)
Ranked #5 of 914 Blackpool B&B and Inns
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