Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower

Top Tourist Attractions

Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. When it opened, Blackpool Tower was the tallest man made structure in the British Empire. Blackpool Tower is 158 metres high

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894.  Blackpool Tower was the tallest man-made structure in the British Empire. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it is 518 feet tall and is the 125th-tallest freestanding tower in the world.  Blackpool Tower is also the common name for Tower Buildings, an entertainment complex in a red-brick three-story block that comprises the tower, Tower Circus, the Tower Ballroom, and roof gardens. A few of the most fascinating attractions found here are:

  1. Blackpool Tower Eye

Stunning views in every direction. Take a trip 380ft into the sky to the top of The Blackpool Tower and experience the thrilling Skywalk.

Walk out if you dare onto the five-centimeter-thick glass viewing platform, where you can look out into the Irish Sea and see the famous Blackpool Promenade below you

See the North-West of England spread out before you with views over Bowland, up to the Lake District and on a clear day down to Liverpool and across to the Isle of Man

  1. 4D Cinema

Visit the incredible 4D cinema. Let the special sensory effects and incredible filming bring the history of The Blackpool Tower to life in front of your eyes.

  1. Blackpool Tower Ballroom

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is world-famous for its unique sprung dance floor and spectacular architecture, a destination for dance fans across the globe. The Blackpoll Tower Ballroom is suitable for the whole family, visitors to Blackpoll can dance and relax in style as they enjoy Afternoon Tea in this historic icon.

  1. Blackpool Tower Dungeon

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes, and rides in a truly unique and exciting walk-through experience that you can see, hear, touch, smell, and feel. It is hilarious fun and sometimes a bit scary. Full-on 360 sets with gripping storytelling, 10 laugh-out-loud actor-led shows with 1000 years of history, state of art theming and special effects, and 1 awesome drop ride.

  1. Blackpool Tower Circus

The Blackpool Tower Circus returns with a fantastic array of adventurous acts from all around the worlds delivering incredible death-defying stunts teamed with belly laughs. Jaw-dropping stunts and comedy capers are the must-see shows.

  1. Sea Life Blackpool

Discover an amazing underwater world. SEA LIFE journey takes you from sandy shores to ocean depths with 50 dazzling displays – what will you discover.

Dive into SEA LIFE Blackpool, home to over 2,500 creatures

Immerse yourself in the mysterious and graceful world of the stingrays in Stingray Adventure

Meet the beautiful Honeycomb Whiptail Rays, Cownose Rays, Blue Spotted Stingrays, and Zebra Sharks as you explore the tropical reef through underwater tunnels

  1. Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Madame Tussauds Blackpool offers a celebrity experience unlike any other. Mixing the best of British with international stars, there is something for everyone. Madame Tussauds Blackpool contains a whole host of famous faces for you, like TV royalty with the likes of Ant & Dec, alongside actual royalty in the form of Prince William, The Duchess of Cambridge, and Her Majesty. Legendary comedians like Tommy Cooper, The Two Ronnies, and Morecambe & Wise mingle with modern-day talents such as Graham Norton, John Bishop, Alan Carr, and Russell Brand. Music giants such as The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Britney, and Freddie Mercury alongside sports stars like Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Mo Farah, Lewis Hamilton, and Nicola Adamas. There is also a real treat for fans of Coronation Street, like Madame Tussauds, Blackpool has created a replica of the iconic Rovers Return.

  1. Dino Mini Golf

It includes 9 holes of prehistoric fun! One can travel back in time and roar like a Dinosaur at The Blackpool Tower's Dino Mini Golf attraction.

Level 7 consists of nine holes of prehistoric fun for a truly Dino-Mite day out!

  1. Other attractions

Jungle Jim's Children's Indoor Play was a large indoor children's adventure playground situated within the Tower. It featured a £3 million interactive play scheme, based on a notional lost city, covering over 2,500 square metres (27,000 sq ft). Children could tackle a series of adventures in search of hidden treasure.

"The Fifth Floor" which is a brand new multi-functional free family entertainment and events area opened in September 2019 as well as a VR roller coaster ride and a circus themed arcade.

  1. Bar 380

The only bar in Blackpool where you can see the entire Blackpool Coastline! The stylish sky-high Bar 380 offers a tranquil setting to enjoy a relaxing drink whilst taking in the best views in the North West from the very top of The Blackpool Tower. Enjoy festive treats, spectacular views, Cocktails, Mocktails, beers, and soft drinks in elevated style 380ft in the sky at the top of The Blackpool Tower!

Above all, the tower's design was ahead of its time. As a writer for the BBC noted: "In heavy winds, the building will gently sway, what a magnificent Victorian engineering masterpiece."  No doubt, it is a must-visit tourist attraction that cannot be missed!!