Blackpool Travel Guide

Set on the north western coast of England, Blackpool is one of the United Kingdom’s most popular coastal cities and people flock here from all over Europe to spend time soaking up the sun on the beach. One of the things that draws visitors is the large number of vibrant attractions that Blackpool has to offer that are aimed at people of all ages and from all walks of life. The city also features a vibrant nightlife scene that includes bars, pubs and clubs or all styles as well as alternative entertainment in the form of cabaret and musical performances, pantomime and comedy shows and much more.

Things to see and do in Blackpool

Blackpool North Pier – Blackpool, England

People watching the sunset from the old North Pier in Blackpool on the northwest coast of England.

The long glittering Golden Mile shopping strip is also lined with a wide range of different types of attractions for the whole family to enjoy. In addition to indulging in a spot of bargain hunting, visitors can take a ride of the tram that runs along the Golden Mile as well as the rest of the promenade for the chance to take in impressive ocean views in comfort and style.

Blackpool boasts a collection of three piers that jut out into the ocean and are just waiting to be explored. South Pier is the most vibrant of the three with its large collection of rides at the very end, while Central Pier features a gigantic Ferris wheel and the sun trap at the end of North Pier is a great place to unwind for a while.

Blackpool Beach – Blackpool, England

Elevated view of the tower and beach with people enjoying the setting on Blackpool Beach.

More than ten thousand people at a time can fit inside the impressive Winter Gardens. The area regularly hosts concerts of all types, while several restaurants and bars can be found here as well as a selection of smaller entertainment venues.

People who are in search of entertainment are sure to find plenty of exciting options in the Blackpool Tower. This structure towers more than five hundred feet above Blackpool and contains a full circus as well as a large aquarium, a concert venue and even a theatre and was complete in 1891.

Pier – Blackpool, England

View along the North pier in Blackpool. People can be seen strolling along the pier and shops and fairground rides can be seen lower down the pier.

Thrill seekers are sure to love the collection of wild rides and other amusements that can be found at the Pleasure Beach. This entertainment zone was established back in 1903 and contains a large selection of attractions such as the Big One rollercoaster, the Grand National and the River Caves.

Climate conditions

Due to its position on the coast, temperatures in Blackpool tend to be rather cool, which are lowered even further by strong winds. The highest temperatures are generally recorded in the month of July and plenty of warm and sunny days can be experienced in Blackpool between July and August.