If you are asked to name a quintessential British seaside town and live in the UK, for the vast majority of you Blackpool would be at the top of your list. Located in Lancashire on the northwest coast of England, Blackpool has a lot to offer for a day out or a short stay.
With an abundance of attractions, Blackpool has something for everyone. Blackpool’s major attractions and landmarks include Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Illuminations, the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Zoo, Sandcastle Water Park, and the Winter Gardens.
Blackpool Illuminations, consisting of a series of lighted displays arranged along the entire length of the seafront strip, over 6 miles long is a crowd pleaser and people travel from afar to see the lights.
The Blackpool Tower is a true British institution. It is the iconic feature of Blackpool’s famous seafront. For a truly spectacular view of Blackpool, you need to head to the top of the tower where superb panoramic views await. If you are feeling brave you can also try out the glass floor, where you can peek straight down to the streets below.
Blackpool has a thriving gay scene that contains several bars, pubs, and nightclubs aimed at the LGBT community. These include Funny Girls, Buzz, Flamingo, and the Flying Handbag.
With plenty of B&B and hotels throughout the town, that whatever your budget, there is a quality establishment to suit every pocket. Whether you are searching for a budget break or 5-star luxury, Blackpool has it covered.
Take Junction 32 off the M6, and the M55 will lead you almost to the beach!
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