Blackpool

Travel Guide
Blackpool Tower featuring a beach, a coastal town and general coastal views
Victorian tradition and modern innovation meet on the sandy shores of one of Britain’s most historic and entertaining resorts.

Since the 1800s, monarchs and celebrities have vacationed by the beach and entertainment piers of Blackpool. Record-breaking roller coasters swing at top speeds around edges of the 19th-century wharfs of Blackpool Beach. Embark on this path to entertainment enjoyed by such esteemed former visitors as the Beatles and the royal family.

Uniting three historic piers is the Golden Mile, a promenade complete with casinos and hotels. Get food from the fish and chip shops and ice cream parlors that continue to carry the torch for Victorian seaside traditions.

For exposure to 19th-century genteel Englishness, set foot on North Pier, Blackpool’s longest and oldest wharf. Built in 1863, the pier’s theater and carousel capture the refined essence of the English gentry.

Walk south to Blackpool Central Pier, constructed with entertainment in mind. Palm readers, bumper cars and a Ferris wheel provide non-stop fun. Continue south for the city’s most famous sight, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Wooden roller coasters and big drops make this one of the country’s most thrilling amusement parks.

Seek tranquility in the quieter district inland from Blackpool’s Fylde Coast. Stroll through the stylish Italian Gardens of Stanley Park and take a paddleboat out on its lake. Bring kids to Pirate Adventure Mini Golf and the Blackpool Zoo.

Amble through the city center to appreciate the 19th-century architecture, with Blackpool Central Library and Blackpool Grand Theatre among the iconic spots. Ever-present above the townscape rises Eiffel-esque Blackpool Tower, with its observation deck, circus and Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Blackpool is located south of the Lake District National Park in the northwestern corner of England. Fly to the airports of Liverpool or Manchester, two large and cultured cities about a 1-hour drive from Blackpool. For a change of scenery, take a trip to the undulating scenery of Yorkshire Dales National Park and the rugged bluffs of the Pennines.

With its amusement parks, piers and fish and chips shops, Blackpool delivers a traditional British seaside experience.

Where to stay in Blackpool

The Grand Hotel Blackpool
The Grand Hotel Blackpool
4 out of 5
Promenade, Blackpool, England, FY1 2JQ
The price is $49 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Blackpool. Enjoy an indoor pool, a beach locale, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
Grande stay?
"Rooms were comfortable and cleaned fairly well. Didn't use on site facilites but lots available, need to book some. Breakfast in Blackpool awawy from hotel. Common areas look a little tired."

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

The Grand Hotel Blackpool
Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
3.5 out of 5
595 New South Promenade, Blackpool, England, FY4 1NG
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Blackpool. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
Nice hotel
"Clean and tidy room, great view, staff very helpful and the breakfast was good. Overall brilliant stay. Only down side is you have to pay to park at hotel, so i parked free off site."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
Village Hotel Blackpool
Village Hotel Blackpool
3 out of 5
East Park Drive, Blackpool, England, FY3 8LL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 3-star golf hotel in Blackpool. Enjoy free WiFi, a golf course, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (999 reviews)
Was still great
"It was good but food in the hotel was a lot of money for what u get n wish the hanger on the door said don’t come in instead on hang on…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2022

Village Hotel Blackpool
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Empire Blackpool Apartments - Tyldesley Rd
Empire Blackpool Apartments - Tyldesley Rd
3.5 out of 5
19 Tyldesley Road, Blackpool, England, FY1 5DH
The price is $32 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 19
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Blackpool. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Illuminations are ...
2.3/5 (3 reviews)
"Good location"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Empire Blackpool Apartments - Tyldesley Rd
The Gynway
The Gynway
2.5 out of 5
205 Dickson Road, Blackpool, England, FY1 2HQ
The price is $60 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this vacation home in Blackpool. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar/lounge. Popular attractions Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Illuminations are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Tip top place
"Was a pleasant well run place very clean excellent standards ."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

The Gynway
The Bawdens Holiday Apartments
The Bawdens Holiday Apartments
3.5 out of 5
30-32 Park Road, Blackpool, England, FY1 4HT
The price is $74 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Blackpool. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Illuminations are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Warm welcome on arrival very helpful, very clean and and beautiful apartment. Would definitely recommend we will be using again"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2022

The Bawdens Holiday Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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