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Blackpool Hotels Directory provides information on a selection of hotels in Blackpool. The directory is split into different well-known areas, as well as a full list of all the hotels. Visitors are able to decide which area of Blackpool they wish their holiday to be based and be provided with a choice of hotels. If a particular Hotel is required, information can be found using the At a Glance page (sitemap)

To help visitors decide on their location, summary tourist information is provided outlining some of the attractions and activities available for each area. A Synopsis is provided here.

North Shore

Notorious for Blackpool's Nightlife, the North Shore area is awash with pubs, clubs and restaurants to suit everyone's taste.

Blackpool's North Pier is the oldest of the 3 piers and also the longest. The cost of admission back in 1862 was one old penny, today it is free. On this pier is the North Pier Theatre where you can see a whole host of shows from adult only performances, to family shows and children's theatre.

Opposite the North Pier is where the nightlife really begins. There are a whole host of pubs and clubs such as Rumours, Yates, NTK, Finns and Cahoots. as well as a number of excellent restaurants. There is the Waterfront Club nearby where you can find a range of themed events as well as good music.

North Shore is also the site of the famous burlesque club, Funny Girls. Recently relocated to the old Odeon cinema this is an experience you will never forget.

Near to the Blackpool North Station is Flamingos and the Flying Handbag, great gay venues offering a variety of entertainment from bingo to DJ's and cabaret. Further down the North Shore can be found a whole host of excellent eating places that offer a wide variety of food from Italian, Chinese and Greek to fast food places offering pizza, fish and chips and kebabs.

Travel up along the promenade from North Pier and you will find the delightful Gynn Gardens. Here you can play crazy golf, enjoy the lawns of flowers seen at summer or have a drink in the nearby pub.

From Gynn Gardens you will find the refined Queens Promenade. Here is the home of Castle Casino and the first pub in Blackpool, Uncle Tom's Cabin. Five minutes from the Queens Promenade is the North Shore Golf Club, one of nine golf courses in and around Blackpool.

Trams, an experience in themselves travel from the South Shore, past Central and up to the North Shore. Travelling along the North Shore will bring you into nearby Cleveleys and Fleetwood, where B&M bargains and Fleetwood Market are favourite places to visit for holidaymakers to Blackpool.


Central Blackpool is the place to be for shopping, for theatre lovers, and the great Golden Mile amusements.

If you are looking to shop central promenade is where you should head. Here is where the shops are concentrated. Blackpool is well established in the North West of England as a leading shopping venture and boasts most of the major retail names.

The Blackpool Tower is probably the town's most famous landmark and is situated in this central area. Standing at 518feet, 9 inches high and weighing over 2500 tons the Tower is a fabulous value for money attraction. Buy a ticket for the tower and have entrance to all the attractions including a variety of spectacular shows and entertainment for all the family.

Behind the Tower can be found the Winter Gardens and Opera House, where you can see the Empress Ballroom and the biggest theatre stage in Britain, and the Grand Theatre right in the centre of town.

In the middle of Central Pier is the Big Wheel from where you can see the whole of Blackpool, measuring 108 feet high it can carry over 200 passengers in its 26 carriages. This Pier is also home to the well-known Legends Show, a brand new style of cabaret theatre.

On the central shore you can find Louis Tussaud's Waxworks where you can rub shoulders with the rich and famous or have your photograph taken with your favourite celebrity.

There are exhibitions such as the Dr Who Exhibition and the Sealife Centre, with its thrilling shark tunnel, giant turtles and seahorses is a great all weather attraction with feeding demonstrations and talks. There is even a tattoo emporium if you are feeling adventurous!

South Shore

South shore is home to thrills and spills for all the family.

The south shore is home to Blackpool Pleasure Beach - UK's top tourist attraction. Entrance to the Pleasure Beach is free so you can look around and experience the hustle and bustle of this great amusement park.

Opposite the Pleasure Beach is the Sandcastle, one of Britain's greatest water amusement parks. Here all the family can enjoy a tropical paradise where the water is always warm. Here you can swim, enjoy the wave pool or take a real wild trip down the slides.

Grosvenor Casino is situated next to the Sandcastle. There is an a la carte restaurant open every evening, a fully licensed bar and valet parking.

10.5 million sticks of Blackpool rock are sold every year. Why not drop into the Rock Candy Kingdom for free demonstrations of how this famous candy is made. You can even have your rock personalised with your own name or message.

Blackpool's South Pier is the youngest of the three piers and one of the most fun packed. There are amusement arcades, bars and numerous shops selling all types of souvenirs. If you are a bit of a daredevil try the skycoaster or the skyscreamer.


The promenade has played a large part in the development of the town and remains one of the main attractions.

Blackpool's promenade dates back to the end of the eighteenth century when it was little more than a short grassy walk of one and a half miles and was considered to be the responsibility of the seafront property owners.

Every autumn the spectacular Blackpool Illuminations can be seen nightly along almost the entire length from South Shore shining past the Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle and South Pier through Central Blackpool past the Tower, Waxworks and Dr Who Exhibition and as far as Queens Promenade, Gynn Gardens and ending at Bispham.

The Golden Mile cannot be ignored when talking of the promenade. It is the strip of road between the North and Central Piers. In 1890 this area was crammed with stalls and traders creating chaos. In 1897 the Council banned the traders in an attempt to alleviate the crowds. The traders then moved into the forecourts and gardens of the Victorian Villas on the seafront, an area then known as the 'Golden Acre'. The popularity of this area grew and businesses thrived until 1964 when the central station was closed and demolished and the area was redeveloped. A few old buildings such as the Waxworks remain but most have been replaced by luxury arcades such as Coral Island and Funland and attractions such as Sealife and the Dr Who Exhibition. But you can still get your palm read, play bingo and eat fast food and of course purchase the famous Blackpool Rock.


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