Blackpool, with a population of over 142, 900, is a seaside town in Lancashire in England. Located in the North West of England on the Irish Sea, Blackpool is the largest settlement in Lancashire and became a major centre for tourism during the 19th century. To this day Blackpool is heavily dependant on its tourism. This sea-side town offers theme park attractions, an exciting night life, world quality restaurants, and top class shopping.
Blackpool is home to the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in Europe. ‘The Pepsi Max Big One’ can be found at Pleasure Beach, a theme park packed with over 125 adrenaline pumping rides and attractions, plus spectacular shows. When it comes to theme parks Blackpool doesn’t stop there, this sea side town is home to the UK’s premier indoor water park. Sandcastle water park offers thrill seekers of any age all the aquatic fun they can handle.
Recognised as the entertainment capital of the UK Blackpool has an extensive list of tourist attractions that spans further than Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Water Park. Blackpool Tower, opened in 1984, was based on the design of the Eiffel Tower in France and stands tall above the Blackpool skyline. This 158m tall dominating Blackpool skyline has become a central point in the city for entertainment venues, leisure facilities and restaurants.
Blackpool’s North, South, and Central Piers all set with beach and seaside backdrops are central attractions of this exciting city. The Northern most of the three piers contains a theatre, a small shopping arcade, and a small tramway. The central Pier contains some small shops and a large Ferris wheel. And the Southern Pier houses a theme park. These stunning Piers are more than just tourist attractions but also visual attractions for this buzzing city.