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Blackpool, Lancashire is Britain’s most popular holiday destination, which comes as no surprise when you think about this seaside resort’s huge range of year-round attractions. But did you know that Blackpool is changing? There's a breathtaking new seafront, world class events, and spectacular lighting shows, while still being home to some of the UK’s best loved attractions.

Get your bearings with a bird’s eye view of the action from the top of the famous Blackpool Tower, which soars 158 metres above the city. On a clear day you can see from North Wales to the Lake District! Then set your adrenaline pumping at Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach where more than 125 rides, including Europe’s tallest rollercoaster, the Pepsi Max Big One, await thrill-seekers young and old.

Quieter adventures abound too. Stroll along the renovated New South Promenade to discover contemporary artwork by pop artist Sir Peter Blake and the glittery spectacle of the world’s biggest Mirror Ball in the Great Promenade Show. The magnificent 19th century Winter Gardens has a fantastic programme of unmissable events from award-winning West End Shows to big-name jazz and rock concerts. Coming in autumn? Don’t miss the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations, which turn six miles of streets into a glittering festival of light or the exciting Blackpool World Fireworks Championships. Circus aficionados will be in seventh heaven at the Showzam! Festival of Circus (February) or the regular performances in the Tower. Whether you’re nine or 90, Blackpool is a blast!

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower

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Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo

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Best Western Carlton Hotel

The Best Western Carlton Hotel enjoys a fantastic seafront location, overlooking the beautiful Fylde coast.

Blackpool Air Show

The Blackpool Air Show is a fabulous FREE event which takes place over the famous Blackpool promenade between South and Central piers. This year it included the historic Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster Bomber

Blackpool Central Pier

With its array of attractions, amusements, shows and shopping, Central Pier is at the heart of the Blackpool coastline.

Blackpool Electricity & Illuminations

Much of Blackpool's growth and character from the 1870s on was predicated on the town's pioneering use of electrical power. In 1879, it became the first municipality in the world to have electric street lighting, as large parts of the promenade were wired.

Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations is an annual Lights Festival, held each autumn in the English seaside resort of Blackpool.
Dubbed as The greatest free light show on earth, they are 6 miles (10 km) long and use over one million bulbs.

Blackpool North Pier

The Blackpool North Pier is more than just an historic pier, there is so much to do for the whole family.

Blackpool South Pier

The pier now contains numerous rides including dodgems, Crazy Mouse and a waltzer, the Laughing Donkey Family Bar, which has live entertainment, a Kiddies Ride Arena, as well as the Adrenaline Zone which houses: "Skycoaster", a freefalling swing at a height of 38 m (124 ft 8 in); "Skyscreamer", a Reverse Bungee ride; "Spider Mountain", a multi-storey climbing spiders web; and "Maxibounce", an acrobatic, safety harnessed trampoline.