With family-friendly amusement park rides, cotton candy stalls and kilometers of extensive beach, Blackpool is the ultimate English seaside resort. The city is renowned for its comfort cuisine, with numerous restaurants dishing up fish and chips and fried doughnuts.
Things to do in Blackpool
Blackpool Tower is a large, beachside building that quickly became the city's main attraction, inspired by Paris' Eiffel Tower. Here you’ll also find a famous ballroom, theatre venue and the Blackpool Tower Eye. Take a walk along the iconic glass sky walk for the best views of the Irish Sea.
Travelling with the kids? Head to Sandcastle Waterpark, the largest in the United Kingdom, for a variety of water slides, wave pools and tropical lagoons.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the city's sparkling amusement park that runs along the Fylde Coast and is home to exhilarating rides, traditional sweet shops and penny slot machines. The adrenaline junkies can jump on board the Skyforce ride, while the kids can explore Treasure Island and Nickelodeon Land.
Blackpool Zoo is spread across 12 hectares of grassland just outside the city and is home to over 1,500 animals. Get up close and personal with the tigers at feeding time, try your hand at being a zookeeper for the day or head to the penguin pools for an educative talk.
Getting around Blackpool
Manchester Airport is under an hour’s drive away from the city, connected via trains and buses. The beach and promenade are walkable, with most attractions within walking distance of each other.