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Sightseeing in Blackpool - what to see. Complete travel guide

It's definitely worth saying that Blackpool is known as the oldest resort in the United Kingdom. Starting from the 19th century this place was visited by rich British people, who found here high-quality universal rest. Wonderful embankment attracts hundreds of tourists even today. If in previous years this city has often been flooded by water, today the embankment is paved with good-looking bricks and water doesn’t threat the locals and visitors of Blackpool anymore.
1. Tourists, who expect to travel a lot around the city by using public transportation, will be able to save if they purchase a special «Docklands Light Railway» ticket. You can purchase … Open
An interesting fact – this town is considered a marine one, however, it doesn’t have its own port. Blackpool got a status of an administrative center in 1998. This place is also known for giving birth to a famous brand of sport cars – Jaguar.
Probably, the most popular event in Blackpool is the festival of light. Each year it attracts many people from surrounding regions and tourists.

One of the most notable sights in the city is Blackpool Tower. This is a great historical sight. Even though it has built over 2 centuries ago, the tower is in great condition and is traditionally liked by travellers. The Promenade Street can also be called a sight, and you should also visit the local park of attractions – these places will definitely deliver to you good mood. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Morgans on the Promenade Hotel stands out among the hundreds of Blackpool hotels with its inimitable design. Its elegant rooms are dominated by white tones, while interiors are complemented … Open
The most-visited cultural institution of the city is a centre of marine life, it is quite unlike the classic aquarium, which can be seen in other cities. It is a huge complex, which is equipped with 50 pools of various sizes; in this centre are more than thousands of sea creatures in total. Visitors can sign up for a fascinating tour, during which the most endangered inhabitants of the deep sea and dangerous predators are explained. Some inhabitants are allowed to be touched, for example, you can hold in the very real starfish in your hands. 
For fans of theatre art this will be a good opportunity to visit the Grand Theatre, it is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the city. The opening of the theatre took place in 1894, the project of the building worked by a known architect Frank Matcham. The first performance, which was set within the walls of the theatre was "Hamlet"; today, its repertoire includes popular musicals and classical performances. One of the most surprising facts is that the royal theatre building with a beautiful interior decoration was built in just 7 months. 
Blackpool presents a decent selection of high-class hotels that will pleasantly surprise even the most demanding guests. Chic rooms with a panoramic view of the waterfront are offered by … Open
Tourists with children should definitely visit the Blackpool Zoo, it will appeal to all lovers of nature. This zoo is very big and green; it occupies an area of over 13 hectares. The opening of the Zoo took place in 1972. Today its territory is home to over 1500 animals from all over the world. Spacious open-air cages decorated with live plants are equipped for animals, there is a spacious cage with tigers and even a pavilion with funny lemurs. At the zoo is a small Dinopark, where you can see models of prehistoric animals. 
Central Pier, Blackpool One of the main historic symbols of the city are considered to be the old Blackpool trams; according to some sources, they were the first trams in England. They run on the central square and streets of the city, and now, a trip to this historic tram is one of the favourite entertainment for tourists. It is most interesting to ride the trams in the evening, when they are decorated with spectacular illuminations. 
Many amazing historic hotels have been preserved in Blackpool, but the real city legend is Imperial Hotel Blackpool - The Hotel Collection. Although the opening of the hotel took place in … Open
Among the other attractions worth mentioning is St. John Church, which is located in the eponymous square. It was built in 1821 and has completely preserved the original appearance, there is plenty of popular restaurants and cafes in the square next to the church.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Blackpool
♥   Castle 'Greenhalgh Castle' , 21 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ashton Hall' , 21.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Piel Castle' , 28.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gleaston Castle' , 35.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dalton Castle' , 38.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Blackpool from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

House Garden of Anne and Robin Strange

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
For many years, gardeners have attracted many fans. One woman even sends spouses certificates for a floral shop, so they they can supplement their collection with new items. The most difficult part of caring about the garden is daily watering a vast number of flowers. Recently, the couple has equipped an area with a modern irrigation system, with which the gardening has become much easier. The house of Stranges is close to the road, so it’s well known to many motorists, who are often driving these places. It won’t be difficult for curious tourists to find it too. … Read further

John Lennon House

From the series “Houses of Famous People and Stars Currently Open to Tourists”
The fans 'The Beatles' from all over the world strive to visit the house of John Lennon. A few details of the life and the work of famous musicians can be learned only from the experienced museum guide. Many tourists complete the excursion program with the visit of the house of Paul McCartney, which is located on one of the neighboring streets. Not far from the villa is another object for Beatles fans worth seeing - the old Obdach Strawberry Field, to whose honor the musicians have called a song. … Read further
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