Blackpool, known as the number one holiday destination in Britain, receives over 12 million visitors per year. Its popularity began in the Victorian era, when access by train to the seaside city became widely available. Visitors still flock to Blackpool for its nostalgic reminder of bygone seaside holidays.
There are carnival rides along the promenade and Blackpool has three piers stretching out into the sea. Each pier has its own character and amusements. The oldest of these, North Pier, is free to visit and has an area at the end where visitors can sun themselves. The other two piers, Central and South, do charge admission. The Central Pier is the location of Blackpool’s famous Ferris wheel and boasts many amusements typical of the Victorian era. The smallest pier, the South Pier, caters for families and provides carnival rides and games to delight even small children.
If the rides on the piers are not enough, visitors can head over to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, an amusement park boasting 125 rides. There are also stage shows, theatres and a casino. The nearby Sea Life Centre offers visitors a glimpse of what lies beneath the Blackpool waters, with marine life exhibitions and interactive displays.
Blackpool’s famous Tower punctuates the skyline. There are beautiful views from the top and its Tower Ballroom and Tower Circus still draw visitors with their unique delights.
While the electric tram from Blackpool’s heyday still runs through the city, the best way to ensure quick and reliable service to your exact destination is with minibus hire, coach hire or with taxis. Reaching all points in Blackpool within minutes, these vehicles are operated by drivers who are courteous and knowledgeable and maintain their vehicles to the highest standards of cleanliness.