Blackpool, located in Lancashire, is the top holiday resort town in Britain. There are two primary attractions that draw visitors to Blackpool each year. They are Blackpool Tower and Pleasure Beach. There are also numerous other smaller attractions, including an active nightlife, an expansive pedestrian promenade and many arcades. Today many of the visitors who come to Blackpool do so specifically for party trips and to enjoy the nightlife. It is well known as a popular spot for hen and stag parties. The city has managed to retain much of its earlier nostalgia while also stepping well into modern times.
The seaside town of Blackpool in Lancashire has long been a popular tourist destination whether it is for a visit to the Pleasure Beach, attending one of the many conferences that take place in the town or, more recently, as a destination for a stag or hen party.
The Pleasure Beach Blackpool is Britain's most visited tourist attraction and it sees around six million visitors a year. This entertainment park features over 125 different rides and other attractions, including a multitude of roller coasters for the adrenaline seeker. These include Europe's tallest rollercoaster, the Pepsi Max Big One which offers you a brief view out to the sea before you plunge down 205 feet to start your ride.
Blackpool Tower offers more relaxed entertainment and is clearly visible from most places in Blackpool as well as from other nearby towns. The Tower's ballroom has been featured in many television shows, including the recent Strictly Come Dancing. Beneath the tower, there is a circus arena which has regular circus performances. On a clear day, the views from the top of the tower make it well worth the effort to get there and you can see across to the English Lake District and the Isle of Man.
Historically, Blackpool was a major holiday destination and the long beaches still see a big share of UK holidaymakers, although nowadays most stays are for a few days rather than a complete week's holiday. There are three piers stretching out to sea, each with their own facilities and character. If the weather turns against you, there is a Waxworks, a water park and the largest Dr Who exhibition in Britain to check out.
At conference times, the hotels in Blackpool fill up fast but you should still be able to book a room in one of the town's many guest houses and bed and breakfasts.