Visit Blackpool - Best of Blackpool

Blackpool is a seaside town in Lancashire, North West England. If you haven’t heard of the place before, it’s time to plan your trip to there. It is one of the most popular seaside resorts, not just in Britain but in Europe as well.

In fact, more and more people are visiting Blackpool every year, and that’s probably because this city seems to have it all. A seemingly endless stretch of sand, with the famous Blackpool Tower overlooking it, with the country’s best theme park a stone’s throw away- and that’s only scratching the surface.

Blackpool has always been heavily reliant on tourism to bolster its economy, which is probably a good reason why the people of the city take it upon themselves to put up a great show for every visitor. Blackpool is particularly renowned for the famous Golden Mile area, situated right next to the beach and full of bright lights, arcades and shopping centres.

Apart from their various other attractions, Blackpool is also a great place for seaside theatres, some great live entertainment, ballroom dancing and ‘landaus’, old fashioned donkey driven cabs which you can use to explore the shoreline.

Blackpool’s most famous attractions include the Pleasure Beach, which has been Britain’s top outdoor attraction for a while now. It features over 70 rides and rollercoasters, not to mention a Ripley’s Believe it or Not as well as the Sandcastle Waterworld just nearby. Blackpool is also a great place for animal lovers and children with a keen interest in wildlife- they have the wonderful Sea Life centre, the Blackpool Zoo and the hugely entertaining Dinosaur Safari.

Apart from the obvious tourist attractions, Blackpool holidays also has a lot for the more observant traveller. The city is filled with historic landmarks, including the iconic Blackpool Tower- a looming figure in the Blackpool skyline, famous for its ballroom, afternoon teas and the ‘Blackpool Tower Dungeon’, a hilariously entertaining walkthrough attraction.

Equally famous are the three piers, a famous Blackpool tourist trap, which have age old attractions like the Victorian carousel, a sky coaster ride and a gigantic big wheel, not to mention the beautiful Victorian seafront structures which house theatres. You can also visit Stanley Park, a tranquil green space with a number of gardens, seating areas and a model village, if you’re ever in the mood to just relax for a while.

Another fantastic attraction that must be seen when in Blackpool are the Winter Gardens and Opera House, a massive theatre that dates back to 1878 and features many important dancing events and festivals.

Blackpool tours has something for art lovers as well, with their very own Madame Tussauds museum situated on the promenade. You should also visit the Grundy Art Gallery, an attraction famous for a collection of wonderful paintings and year round exhibitions. For the tourist who want to go off the beaten track, Blackpool has something to offer them as well. The outskirts of the city are peppered with towns and villages, some of them around the serene Ribble valley.

It goes without saying that if you spend a few days in Blackpool, you’ll definitely be getting the entire ‘British’ experience, all in one power packed little city.

Blackpool Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Blackpool tips for your visit

  • Some of the best attractions in Blackpool are the ones that are free of cost, like the Comedy Carpet and the Blackpool Illuminations. Your itinerary planner should find this cheap again.
  • You will find that most of the stalls on the piers are very adamant on getting your money, and you’ll have to make sure you don’t get talked into something you don’t want to pay for.
  • Most of the main attractions are on the Promenade. With some good planning, you’ll be able to see them all within a day or two.
  • Once you arrive in Blackpool, you should make it a point to visit the Blackpool Tourist Information Centre on Clifton Street.

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Facts and Stats for Blackpool*

  • Pollution Statistics in Blackpool

    Know the pollution level of Blackpool before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Blackpool: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Blackpool for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Blackpool.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Blackpool - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 55.64 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 27.3 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.24 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 71.76 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.56 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 113.33 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Blackpool

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Blackpool

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.72 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.61 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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