Places to Visit in Blackpool
Fun Things to Do in Blackpool
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Blackpool has got the most amazing attractions found in England. There are quite a number of places to visit in Blackpool. Your schedule will be filled instantly the minute you step in this city.
From the heights of Blackpool tower to the amazing light in Blackpool Illuminations, there is something for everyone.
Blackpool is a seaside town in the side of Lancashire England. During the 19th century, it rose to be a major center of tourism. Whether you are just visiting for a day or a week, there are so much things to see in Blackpool to the point that it will be hard to decide which ones are worth your time. Here are some of the fun activities in the area.
Climbing the Heights of Blackpool Tower
Blackpool tower is considered a landmark for the local residents. This attraction was opened to the public in 1894. The structure is made from tons of steel and iron. There are several mini sights within the tower itself including The Tower Top, The Tower Ballroom, The Tower Circus, Jungle Jims, The Tower Aquarium, and Jurassic Walk. The tower has a viewing platform that can be reached by lift or taking 536 steps. If you have a strong heart, you can try the 'Walk of Faith' which is a glass floor where you can see the Promenade below.
Getting Blackpool Pleasure Beach Tickets
This Blackpool pleasure beach is actually one of the best amusement parks in this town. It is easy to avail tickets for this attraction. You can find package deal at discounted price. There are over a hundred rides that you can enjoy as well. Twelve of them are roller coasters namely Avalanche, Big Dipper, Circus Clown, Grand National, Infusion, and more. The park is also running several shows throughout the day. Definitely Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a place where everyone can have fun.
Touring Sea Life Centre Blackpool
The Sea life centre Blackpool is where one can truly discover creatures like slender pipefish, cuckoo wrasse and other unique marine creatures in European seas. You can view the animals but you can also actually learn of information about them.
Be Amazed with Blackpool Illuminations
Blackpool Illuminations is the most sought after show in this seaside city. It is 10 kilometers long awesome spectacle that uses almost a million of bulbs. This is a light display using different kind of light from laser, neon, fiber optics, searchlight and more. There over a hundred of design and features. The characters and the objects are move by the lights.
Exploring Blackpool Zoo
This place is a home for over a thousand of animals from different parts of the world. Before it becomes a zoo, it is actually an airport site which was turned to a horse racing track, speedway and even formula circuit. In 1972, it was formally opened with few collections of animals. This is a perfect place to visit if you are with children.