Blackpool has all the fun of the fair and a host of attractions that includes Blackpool Tower, sand, sea and amusements.
The landmark that represents Blackpool's appealing demeanour is Blackpool Tower which, from its legs embedded in concrete and sand to its very peak, provides fascination and frivolity in equal measures. Kids will adore Victorian circus thrills at the base of the tower where professional clowns and performers dazzle and amuse with their slapstick repartee and feats of agility.
The splendid Tower Ballroom has been the venue for burgeoning romances, long-lasting love affairs and just plain good times for well over a century. Enjoy afternoon tea and cha-cha-cha amid the sumptuous elegance of a bygone era
The Tower is also the venue for a 4D cinema experience which immerses its audience in the history of this grand old seaside resort. And for spooky tales told by witches and other dark forces, the Tower Dungeon is the place to be for grisly recollections of Blackpool's sinister past.
At the very top of the tower, in a glass observation room, you'll have spectacular views of Blackpool and out to sea. In fact you'll be able to look in any direction you want, whether all around you, straight up or beneath your feet. This experience might overcome a fear of heights, or make it worse but either way, you'll be perfectly safe.
Blackpool's golden-sanded beach has long been a magnet for day-trippers and holidaymakers that come to recline in a deckchair or splash about in the sea. It is also a source of lovely landscaped walks, white-knuckle rides, classic fairground attractions and a whole host of arcade antics.
If you can pull yourself away from the amusements then you'll find plenty of options for spending your hard-earned cash. For more than 60 shops that include Debenhams and Disney Store, try Houndshill Shopping Centre. Easily accessible by car, tram or train, Freeport Fleetwood fits its 45 shops into an appealing harbour location. Blackpool's markets are worth investigating to find everything from fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables to affordable fashion.
A gem of a café, Cedars provides a warm welcome, generous portions and delicious food – what's not to like? Michael Wan's Mandarin has been going strong in Blackpool since 1961 due to the great service and tasty Chinese cuisine.
We have a great selection of our 4-star hotels in Blackpool. The Bringewood Guest House provides a friendly stay and each of its impeccably kept rooms has a DVD player, flat-screen TV, free internet access and fridge. And The Golden Sands is a guest house that's just a hop, skip and a step from the Promenade. The service is friendly and personal and the rooms are very comfortable.