Recognised as the UK’s answer to Las Vegas, Blackpool is a vivacious seaside resort, known throughout the world for its iconic tower, world-famous ballroom and dazzling annual illuminations display.
The Golden Mile remains the centre’s mecca of entertainment, a buzzing stretch along the promenade which connects the North and South piers where you’ll find a myriad of tourist attractions and traditional amusement arcades for some good old-fashioned fun. You can rub shoulders with celebrities in the famous Tussaud’s Wax Museum, see some of the rarest underwater creatures at the Sea Life Centre or see weird and wonderful things at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum.
The Golden Mile also offers spectacular views of the resort’s expansive sandy beach where you can enjoy an afternoon building sandcastles, relaxing on a deckchair or enjoying a delicious picnic. For something a little more adventurous, thrill seekers can experience the ultimate adrenaline rush at the resort’s famous Pleasure Beach Theme Park, home to many spectacular rides including the Big One, Europe’s tallest rollercoaster.
If you’ve got a head for heights then a climb to the top of the recently revamped Blackpool Tower is a definite must on your coach break too. Not for the faint hearted, the tower now sports a vertigo-inducing 'Walk of Faith' glass floor, which looks straight down to prom directly 380 feet below, as well as new attractions Blackpool Dungeon and a 4D cinema where you can experience the sights and smells of the resort. Although Blackpool remains a popular destination all year round, it famously springs to life from August to November when it plays host to the iconic Blackpool Illuminations, an annual lighting extravaganza where over one million light bulbs dazzle along the seafront for almost six miles!
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