Blackpool Holiday Guide
With an average of 6 million visitors every year, the charming resort town of Blackpool is the UK`s most popular tourist destination. Easily accessible from Liverpool, Preston, Bolton, Manchester and Lancaster, this northern seaside town has been delighting holiday-makers for decades. Back in the early 20th century Blackpool was a popular holiday destination for families and whilst it still retains its many family-friendly charms, it also has a huge variety of other attractions on offer. From older generations enjoying the nostalgia of a waltz around the famous Blackpool Tower ballroom to groups of friends painting the town red, everyone will find something in Blackpool for them!
Blackpool Pleasure Beach – 20 minutes from Hotel Libra
One of its most prominent tourist attractions - and indeed one of the things that Blackpool is best known for - is the Pleasure Beach. Set along the town`s seafront, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is perhaps best described as the UK`s biggest and brightest funfair. Boasting 11 roller coasters, which of course includes the famous Big Dipper, this is the perfect place for thrill-seekers. Blackpool Please Beach is also very family friendly and there are lots of rides and games especially for younger visitors. As well as a fun day out the Pleasure Beach also provides a taste of the town`s history, as there has been a funfair here since the Victorian era. The first permanent buildings at Blackpool Pleasure Beach were erected in the 1930s, and there is also some beautiful Art Deco architecture to enjoy.
Blackpool Tower – 5 minutes from Hotel Libra
As well as the Pleasure Beach, Blackpool is also famous for its tower. One of the UK`s most iconic and best known towers, Blackpool Tower is a popular tourist attraction, offering beautiful views out across the bay for those who dare to go to the top! It should be said though that making the ascent is not simply a case of climbing stairs, as you make your way through seven levels of differing attractions, including an aquarium, a bug zone and a circus. Blackpool Tower is also the home of a beautifully lavish ballroom, which has featured in a number of films and television programs, including Strictly Comer Dancing and often hosts afternoon tea dances.
Blackpool Illuminations – 2 minutes from Hotel Libra
The seafront at Blackpool offers some beautiful views and can be explored on foot or on an old-fashioned tram. The town is also the only British resort to boast three piers, all of which are open to visitors. During September and October evenings the seafront it lit up by the famous Blackpool Illuminations, which stretch 6 miles across the promenade and are switched on right in to the autumn months.
Whilst Blackpool is a popular place to dance the night away, there are also lots of things to do in daylight hours. You could visit the Sea Life centre, Madame Tussaud`s famous waxworks, Blackpool Zoo, The Waterpark, or even a world of weird and wonderful objects at Ripley`s Believe It or Not!
As you can see, Blackpool has something to offer everyone, (and Hotel Libra is at the centre of the action), making it easy to understand why it is still so popular. If you would like to experience the fun of this charming seaside resort for yourself then make sure you pay a visit to Groupon first, as your trip to the seaside could be cheaper than you think!
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