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Five reasons Blackpool is an underrated holiday


Blackpool is a truly iconic British holiday destination. Just thinking about it conjures up memories of arcades, the thrilling Pleasure Beach, fish and chips, sticks of rock, carefree walks along the beach, and so much more. It’s no wonder it’s such a go-to local holiday hotspot, even to this day.


In fact, Blackpool is so popular that the seaside town welcomes around 18.2 million visitors each year. But we still feel Blackpool deserves more love. Here are five reasons why Blackpool is an underrated place to spend your holiday...


There’s something for all ages

Whether you’re bringing the whole family or looking for some alone time, there’s plenty to do in Blackpool. For example, there’s Blackpool Pleasure Beach. At this one iconic attraction alone there’s something for everyone.


There are ten roller coasters for the thrill-seekers - including The Big One, which drops riders from an astonishing 235 feet. Then there’s Nickelodeon Land for the youngsters, and even pantomimes, psychics, and hypnotist shows. All in one place!


A fantastic choice no matter your budget

A Blackpool holiday doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of fun activities that are completely free. You could take a stroll through Stanley Park, or have a day on the beach with a 99 in hand.


Or if you’re keen to visit some of Blackpool’s biggest attractions, you can buy passes that allow you entry into multiple attractions and save yourself almost £20 per adult!


A cracking destination all year round

Something Blackpool is known for is always having something on. In the summer, you can enjoy the beaches and beer gardens, and in the colder months, there’s Blackpool Illuminations, Lightpool festival, cabaret shows, and so much more. No matter what time of year you decide to have your holiday, there’s plenty to do.


Its rich history

Blackpool has a lot of history. From Princess Louise visiting Blackpool Illuminations to Blackpool’s tramway, which dates all the way back to 1885, there’s lots to check out that’ll satisfy your curiosity and expand your knowledge.


For example, did you know the name “Blackpool” dates back to the Medieval ages? If you’re interested in Blackpool’s history, you can read more about it in our previous blog.


Perfect for any type of holiday

Looking to sit back, relax, and forget about work? Or are you looking for an adventure to remember? Either way, Blackpool is perfect for your next holiday. There are plenty of bars, pubs, clubs, and restaurants to try out, and there’s entertainment that ranges from quiet bingo nights to laughter-induced bellyaches at the Comedy Station. You name it, it’s waiting for you in Blackpool.


With something for everyone, it’s no wonder Blackpool is one of the nation’s favourite seaside holidays. If you’re unsure how to get started planning your holiday, let us help you…


Blackpool Promotions has been crafting unforgettable holidays since 1983. Holidays so amazing that over 80% of our customers return. No matter what you’re looking for, we can help. Call us now to book your dream getaway on 0800 804 4444.

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