There is nothing more quintessentially British than a traditional seaside holiday. However, if thinking of the English coastline conjures up little more than images of deck chairs, fish and chips and Kiss Me Quick hats, you’d be surprised at what holidays in Blackpool have to offer.
A small seaside town in Lancashire, Blackpool is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Britain. With its iconic landmarks, thriving nightlife and countless attractions, it charms millions of visitors each year. Blackpool is also famous for its stunning illuminations. Shining from August through to November, they provide a spectacle of light and colour across the backdrop of the town. Blackpool holidays are ideal for anyone looking for a traditional trip with a twist.
A Place by the Sea
Whatever your budget or taste, Blackpool offers a great range of accommodation for everyone. Experience Blackpool’s nightly entertainment by booking a top hotel in close distance to the Winter Gardens and Grand Theatre, both of which are great spots for arts and culture. Alternatively, stay in a distinctly British B&B on the seafront and enjoy a stroll along the Golden Mile for great attractions as well as good places to eat and drink. Families will love the choice of guest hotels, all within walking distance of Blackpool’s famous Pleasure Beach. If you’re looking to escape the busy beachfront, take a look at some of the old hotels in the northern end of the famous promenade where things are a little quieter.
Time to Shine
If you’re interested in more than days by the beach and nights by the bar, you’ll love the opportunities that come with holidays to Blackpool. Fashionistas will love the Houndshill shopping centre on Victoria Street, an ideal spot for your favourite high-street shops, designer department stores and boutiques. Finish off by resting your shopping bags and your legs, grabbing a cappuccino and watching the world go by. Fans of the arts will not be disappointed. With a host of great venues in Blackpool, including the world famous Blackpool Ballroom, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Jazz music fans should head down to the Art Deco Café in Stanley Park, where free concerts are held at the bandstand from June through to September. As well as great live music, Blackpool is a mecca for vibrant nightlife. The town is filled with pubs and clubs, whatever your musical tastes. Try Syndicate, a super club with a capacity of 5000 and a rotating dance floor. For a truly entertaining night out, visit Funny Girls, a burlesque carabet showbar and celebration of all things fabulous!
Out and About in Blackpool
Blackpool holidays are an excellent choice for families due to the great range of activities on offer. If you’re planning a trip with the little ones in tow, make sure you grab a Blackpool Resort Pass. This one ticket gains you entry into Blackpool’s top attractions, meaning minimal hassle and maximum fun for all. Undoubtedly, Blackpool’s greatest attraction is the famous Pleasure Beach, providing good value and plenty of family fun. Thrill-seekers will love the adrenaline rush of the Big One, the UK’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster standing at an impressive 235ft. The Big Dipper, a favourite amongst rollercoaster enthusiasts, is a traditional wooden rollercoaster with five stomach-clenching drops. Are you ready? If, however, you prefer the quieter pace of life, experience the spectacular views from the top of Blackpool’s iconic tower and step out on to SkyWalk – a sensational new viewing experience providing panoramic views of Blackpool’s coastline, all the way to Cumbria. These postcard-perfect views are a great way to complement an amazing holiday.