Coach Holidays to Blackpool, one of the largest towns in North West England and for 150 years its name has been synonymous with lively seaside holidays.
In 1879 it became the first town in the world to have electric street lighting and the results of its pioneering use of electricity can still be seen today in its famous trams and of course the Illuminations which take place annually from the last Friday in August to the first Sunday in November.
Few resorts anywhere in the world can rival Blackpool. The world famous Tower, modelled on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is 158m high and has an extensive entertainment complex at its base including the Tower Ballroom. The magnificent Grand Theatre offers an eclectic mix of drama, dance, opera, ballet and comedy including a yearly Pantomime. The Winter Gardens includes the Opera House (one of the largest theatres in Europe), Pavilion Theatre and Empress Ballroom.
There are three piers, miles of golden sands, the spectacular Pleasure Beach with its breathtaking ‘white knuckle’ rides, atmospheric trams, horse drawn carriages, Punch and Judy shows, Sealife Centre, Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks, a Zoo Park, an Art Gallery – Blackpool has them all!
Whatever you choose to do by day, make sure to save some energy for the evening and sample the terrific summer shows, lively bars and pubs, for it is at night that Blackpool really stands out as the most exciting of all Britain’s resorts.
Here at Blackpool We use one of our Leisureplex Hotels, The Queens Hotel
Inland from the promenade, Blackpool boasts a good range of shops as well as traditional hostelries and quality restaurants. Much of the town centre has now been pedestrianised and the indoor shopping centre at Hounds’ Hill is centrally situated for those looking for a little retail therapy. There is also a range of indoor markets to be found dotted around town.
Beach and Gardens
Blackpool’s beaches are clean, safe and iseal for bathing. Wander along three miles of golden sands, or visit one of Blackpool’s three piers. Blackpool’s North Pier offers big name entertainment, whilst the South Pier has giant sculptures and other eye-catching artwork. Central Pier is geared towards families with a range of amusements, fairground rides and family friendly showbars. Visitors wishing to escape the buzz of the seafront should head to Stanley Park, which is designed around a central Italian garden and boasts an 18 hole golf course, 5,000 seat cricket ground and large lake.