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Blackpool, the city of neon lights and roller-coasters
Book a holiday rental in Blackpool to discover this seaside resort on the Irish Sea coast of England. There are many attractions to keep you entertained such as the Blackpool Pleasure Beach known to be loved by adrenaline junkies for it is an old-school amusement park. Find a b and b in Blackpool to explore the Blackpool Tower as well as the atmosphere of the town itself.
Best time to visit?
Generally, avoid winter months as it can get cold and icy winds blow from the coast. Best time to come is mid-March to October as the weather is ok and it isn't as busy as summer months. However, June-August is the best time to come for hot weather and enjoy the beach and festivals.
How to get there?
By car, Blackpool is well connected to top road links from the rest of the UK. The M6 and M55 are the easiest road that will take you to the heart of the resort. If you are coming by train, then this is also an easy option. Virgin trains has regular trains to Blackpool North from Preston. There are also direct services between London Euston and Blackpool North. Blackpool is the perfect day trip from your holiday apartment in Liverpool as you can reach the shore in just over an hour by train. Similarly, it could be worth taking a break from the hustle of your holiday rental in Manchester and jumping to this famous seaside destination in one hour from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North station.
Where to stay?
Blackpool is reasonably small so there are no specific areas to stay. Most of the accommodation in Blackpool is along the sea front where you will find holiday cottages, Airbnb's and holiday apartments with stunning views over the Irish SeaIf you want to stay further back from the seaside to avoid the wind, then stay near the Gynn Square area which is within easy reach to Blackpool centre. If you are wanting to stay near the Pleasure Beach or Promenade, then book a hotel in Blackpool or something more suited to wheelchair user with an accessible apartment in Blackpool.
What to do in Blackpool?
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
This is an old-school amusement park including a wooden rollercoaster and the Uk's only Nickelodeon Land. There is a collection of thrilling rides from the Big One to the favourite ride Grand National (the wooden one). There is also the Hot Ice Show which features dancers displaying some cool and impressive routines against a backdrop of stunning special effects.
Grundy Art Gallery
Grundy Art Gallery is a contemporary visual art exhibition being shown all the time with changing artworks and themes. Art is shown from emerging artists from the around the UK and abroad providing a unique platform to work upon. The gallery is a great exhibition space in a genius location,
The Blackpool Tower is a tall attraction on Blackpool's famous seafront and was built in 1894. Climb up to the top of the tower for 360-degree views of Blackpool and the coastline, tickets can be brought online or at the tower for £8. There are lifts to the summit as well as a glass floor at the summit where you can peek straight down to the streets below.
Blackpool Tower Ballroom
This is one of the most magnificent ballrooms in the world, designed by Victorian architect Frank Matcham. All year-round, themed nights run at the ballroom for you to dance the night away. Tango, waltz, foxtrot or whatever you are willing to try the dancefloor is yours to experiment and try new tricks and routines.
Also known as ‘Lightpool' Festival, this event provides a spectacular mix of live performance, art and light installations around the city. Sometimes the BBC Philharmonic collaborate with the light shows to make the whole performance breath-taking.