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Culture of Blackpool. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Blackpool Sands Start your acquaintance with Blackpool from a walk on the Promenade, which is also known as the main street of the city. You will find numerous architectural attractions, shops, restaurants, and entertainment complexes along the Parkway, so simply no tourist can neglect this place. This part of the city is also the location of its main symbol – the Tower, which shape reminds of worldwide famous Eiffel Tower. The tower was built over a hundred years ago. The area around the Tower is considered the most popular destination for walks in the city. All visitors are welcome to climb up to the observation deck and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Next to the Tower you will find a huge dance floor, which is the main and traditional venue for all national festivals and cultural events.
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The city is home to a huge number of entertainment venues that easily fit absolutely different tastes. However, more and more visitors prefer to make a walk to the elegant Stanley Park. This is the place where you can admire graceful swans, hand feed the local squirrels and enjoy the majestic look of ancient trees. The park is also the location of the most famous open air museum in the city - a model of a village. The park has repeatedly won various honorable awards thanks to its high level of protection of environment and ecological safety. Every day the park is visited by thousands of tourists who want to go boating on the crystal clear lake or enjoy playing golf in one of local sports clubs.
The Promenade is also the location of a large part of Blackpool’s cultural institutions. Louis Tussaud's Museum is one of them. The museum exhibits a large collection of wax figures, which are devoted to well-known political figures, athletes and artists. It should be noted that Wax Museum is a fairly "democratic" institution, so a visit to it won’t cost you much. An ancient train is another attraction of Blackpool. The first start of the tram was held in 1885. The tram runs around the Promenade starting from early in the morning until late at night. A ride on this tram remains one of the most favorite entertainments among tourists. The city can also be proud of its beautiful Aquarium, an excursion to which will bring a lot of fun to both adults and children. During such excursion you will be able to see many exotic creatures that live in deep sea, and learn a lot of new information about the mysteries of the underwater world. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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It is also interesting while in the city to visit the Museum Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Many interesting exhibits presented here cast doubts on the reality of what is happening or, on the contrary, will make you feel that the fantastic things such as robots, talking dolls, dinosaurs, and various kinds of artifacts, are real. Fans of the cult TV series Star Trek should visit the museum dedicated to it. Here among the exhibits you can find costumes and items from the series. Those who wish to give themselves a thrill will appreciate the Horror Crypt. All that people are afraid of – insects, people who have risen from their graves, and vampires – can be seen here.
Blackpool Tower The Little Marton Windmill is another interesting place to visit. As a matter of fact, this is a kind of hidden treasure of the city. Many people miss it, and for no serious reason. The place is worthy of the highest praise. Around the mill you can build a great campsite. An interesting building to visit is the Lytham Hall. Perhaps, you cannot find a better place than this to have a walk in calm measured steps. The building is famous for its beautiful architecture. Inside there are portraits of the whole family who once lived here, and this adds a certain atmosphere to the place – in this way you can completely forget that it is no longer the 17th or 19th century. Also there are several wonderful reservoirs in the territory of the building.
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A walk along the North Pier will be perfect if you add an evening with your better half to it – though this is not compulsory, because the walk alone will be equally excellent. Calm and serenity reign here. Besides this, the pier is perfect for walking with children, because there is a carousel in its territory, and in general, a wide range of entertainments are presented here for them. The Central Pier is famous for great shows, as well as interesting bars situated on its territory. The place is perfect for having a timeout with children.
North Pier There are several interesting sacral monuments in the city, among which, first of all, it is necessary to single out the St Chads Church of England Church. The building is considered the oldest church building, whose time of construction is dated to the 11th century. Perhaps it even existed before the Normans conquered England. The reconstruction of the building took place in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Sacred Heart Catholic Church is interesting for its rich interior decoration – stained glass windows, arches, and altar. Another remarkable shrine to visit in Blackpool is called St Stephen on the Cliffs C of E Church.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Blackpool

Blackpool Tower
Where: Promenade, Blackpool; Telephone: +44 (0)1253 292029;
The Piers
Where: Promenade, Blackpool;
Winter Gardens
Where: 97 Church Street, Blackpool; Telephone: +44 (0)1253 292029;
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Where: Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool; Telephone: +44 (0)870 444 5566;
Sandcastle Waterworld
Where: South Beach, Blackpool; Telephone: +44 (0)1253 343602;
Blackpool Sealife Centre
Where: Central Promenade, Blackpool; Telephone: +44 (0)8714 232110;
Blackpool Zoo
Where: East Park Drive, Blackpool; Telephone: +44 (0)1253 830830; Metro: Bus no.21 from the Tower;
The Great Promenade Show
Where: The Promenade, Blackpool; Telephone: +44 (0)1253 478104;
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Blackpool
♥   Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, 46.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Former Cathedral of St. Asaph, St. Asaph, 67.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. John the Baptist Church, Chester, 70.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Culture guide to Blackpool. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Blackpool: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Blackpool. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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