Lying on the Northwest coast of England, the town of Blackpool has long been a hot spot for tourists looking to enjoy the beach and some of the county’s most famous attractions. Less than 20 miles from Tickled Trout Hotel, it’s a great place for a day trip, no matter what time of year you are staying with us. Discover the best attractions to visit with our guide.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Located on Blackpool’s South Shore, Pleasure Beach is an iconic amusement park that will entertain both adults and children. Home to the UK’s largest collection of wooden rollercoasters, as well as the notorious Big One and Valhalla, there’s plenty to get the adrenaline pumping for thrill-seekers. For younger visitors, the park’s Nickelodeon Land features 12 rides that will no doubt generate a huge amount of excitement.
Unmistakably inspired by the Eiffel Tower, Blackpool’s own iconic landmark has been open to visitors for over 125 years. However, there’s more to this attraction that the striking Grade-I listed structure. Home to The Blackpool Tower Eye, with stunning views and a thrilling skywalk, a circus, famous ballroom, and grizzly dungeon a visit has something for everyone.
Cementing the town’s reputation as a dazzling seaside resort, Blackpool Illuminations typically run from late August or early September until after Christmas every year. Whether you choose to admire the magnificent sights with a stroll along the prom or opt for a tram tour to take in the seafront displays that are created by over a million bulbs, you’re sure to be impressed by this remarkable spectacle. From inspiring projections on the Tower to twinkling trains and magical tableaux displays, prepare to be amazed by this dramatic show.
SEA LIFE Blackpool
Located on the promenade, SEA LIFE is a haven for aquatic creatures that will appeal to nature lovers and families looking to explore a submerged world. With 50 incredible displays housing over 2,500 inhabitants, including everything from tropical sharks and stingrays to octopus and jellyfish, there’s lots to discover. Don’t miss out on marvelling at the sights of the ocean-walk through tunnel or the fascinating adventure of feeding time.
Madame Tussauds, on the Central Pier, offers visitors the chance to see life-like waxwork models of the favourite celebrities. The museum features figures of well-known film and TV stars, musicians, royals, and sporting heroes as well as themed zones to explore which include the A List Awards Party and Strictly Come Dancing displays. Tickets can be purchased in advance and there’s even the option to go for multi-attraction passes that will get you access to some of the other great things to do in Blackpool.
Our Hotel Near Blackpool
Less than 20 miles drive from the sea front our hotel near Blackpool is conveniently located close to junction 31 of the M6. Overlooking the River Ribble, guests can enjoy comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome. The plush Riverside Bar & Restaurant serves classic British dishes with a contemporary twist – perfect for an evening meal after a day of sightseeing before a restful night’s sleep.