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Blackpool Piers

In the 1860s Blackpool's popularity grew dramayically and the town was fast running out of space and struggling to keep up with the demand for entertainment. The decision to extend the promenade seaward in the form of a pier was made and the first (North Pier) of the now three famous Blackpool Piers was opened.

Advertised as a way of 'walking on water without getting seasick' the pier was a great success and inspired the building of what we now know of as the Central and South Piers.

Over the years the piers have undergone many refinements including lengthening and widening to maintain their popularity amongst Blackpool's finest attractions.

North Pier

The oldest of the three piers, North Pier is famous for its top class shows every season, bars, shops and arcades.

This pier offers some of the best entertainment on the Fylde Coast. The Pier End Theatre hosts comedy, musical and fun shows throughout the season.

For a pre-show or interval drink the Carousel Bar is the perfect venue. The sun lounge is the perfect place to unwind and catch a little sun. Entertainment is provided lunchtime and evenings.

The Merrie England adult comedy and show bar offers live entertainment and a late bar for partygoers in Blackpool.

Central Pier

The Central Pier can be spotted from afar by its great Big Wheel boasting fabulous views of the Fylde Coast. There is a showbar, shops, amusements and arcades to provide more family fun.

Known as the fun pier Central Pier is packed with amusements for all the family. Rides, dodgems and arcades all add to the fun on this great pier.

The Legends show is a must visit to all visitors to Blackpool, packed with superstar look and sound-a-like artistes it a great fun night out a unique cabaret experience.

South Pier

The baby of the three piers, South Pier may be the youngest but offers spectacular thrilling fun.

The Adrenaline Zone on South Pier is not for the faint of heart. There are some real white knuckle rides, amusements, arcades as well as the standard snack and knick-knack stalls. Reverse bungee jumps, freefall jumping and the Crazy Mouse ride at the end of the pier are guaranteed to make your heart race.

Alongside the arcades and stalls on the South Pier you will find The Laughing Donkey Family Bar with its beer garden over the sea offers live entertainment lunchtimes and evenings. This mix of family music, comedy and children activities add up to the ideal place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the town.

The yougest of Blackpool's piers can be found directly opposite the Pleasure Beach and is a must for all thrill seekers.


For further information, please see The Heritage Trail:
Website: Blackpool Piers

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