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Tel code: 01253 | code search
Postcode: FY1 | code search
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Blackpool History
Birthplace of:
David Atherton Zoe Ball Ricky Tomlinson
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Food Legends:
Seaside Rock
Folk Customs:
Holcombe Hill Egg Rolling
Preston Gulid
Saddleworth Rush Cart
The Bacup Coco-Nutters

Blackpool Events

January
British Homing World Show of the Year

February
Showzam Festival

March
Championship Cat Show Preston & Blackpool Cat Club

April
Classic Bike Show

May
Electric Garden Progressive Rock Festival
Puppet Up!

June
Totally Transport

August
Exploring Blackpool’s Beach
Under the Sea Family Fun

September
Blackpool Illuminations

October
Blackpool Illuminations

November
British National Dance Championships
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Blackpool has a current population of around 143,000 and is situated on the Fylde coast in the North West of England with an historic reliance on tourism. In respect of Blackpool its fame and fortune lies in the sweeping promenade stretching for some five miles, embracing the Golden Sands, its pier and naturally the world renowned Blackpool Tower. Recent archaeological discoveries show that the Fylde area was first inhabited as far back as 11,000 years ago. Consequently in 1602 entries in the Bispham parish baptismal register mention both “Poole” and, for the first time, “blackpoole”. Its lover affair with tourism though began in 1783where there is first mention of coaches being run between Manchester and Blackpool for passengers and tourists who came to enjoy the beaches and, in those days, drink the seawater – not recommended today though! Around 1846 the railway station was opened at Talbot Road, nowadays Blackpool North and in 1863 the pier was opened, the railway was at this time extended to Blackpool Central. The resort was scarcely prepared for the thousands of visitors from Lancashire and Yorkshire who could now reach it with comparative ease. In 1889, an event that took place on the other side of the English Channel was to transform Blackpool’s visual identity forever. An enormous cast-iron tower was built in the centre of Paris for the International Exhibition. John Bickerstaffe, the Mayor of Blackpool at that time, decided that Blackpool needed a Tower as well and invested £2000 of his own money to ensure its success. The foundation stone was lain on 21st September 1891. Blackpool Tower was opened on Whit Sunday, May 14th 1894 and entry was just six old pence. The original Opera House was built in 1889 in the Winter Gardens complex, and 1893 saw the Victoria Pier (now South Pier) opened, the following year, the Grand Theatre in Church Street was opened. Blackpool, ever eager to encourage new developments, held its first motor speed trials on the new Promenade in October 1904 and in October 1909 it staged one of the first aviation meetings in the world, attracting many famous aviators. The first illuminated trams had been seen in Blackpool as part of the celebrations for Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1897, but static illuminations were first erected in 1912, when, on 2nd May, Princess Louise opened the Princess Parade. Recent figures show that the town is the premier resort for UK tourists with 6.2 million visitors being attracted to this resort each season. Not content with its reliance on the tourist industry Blackpool had the foresight to re-invent itself as a commercial centre that will benefit from a year round economy, and these plans are already in place to the benefit of residents and visitors alike.

Accountant

Arthur Clarke Humphries & Co
Clarke Broome & Fleming
Harling William & Co

Association

Federation of Small Businesses

Attraction

Blackpool Model Village and Gardens
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Sea Life Centre
Blackpool Tower and Circus
Blackpool Tower Dungeon
Blackpool Zoo Park
Grundy Art Gallery
Madame Tussauds Blackpool
North Pier
South Pier Blackpool
The Kiln House Gallery
Wyreside Ecology Centre

Budget

Abbey Hotel *book online*
Alpha Guest Accommodation *book online*
Argon House Guest House *book online*
Ash Lodge *book online*

Bamford House Hotel *book online*
Beachcomber Hotel *book online*
Belroy Hotel *book online*
Blackpool Party Inn *book online*
Brioni Hotel *book online*
Calypso Hotel *book online*
Canasta Hotel *book online*
Carn Brae Hotel *book online*
Cavendish Hotel *book online*
Draytonian Hotel *book online*
Elmfield Hotel *book online*
Fylde Backpackers *book online*
Goldhurst Hotel *book online*
Grosvenor View Hotel *book online*
Holmsdale Hotel *book online*
Hotel Picasso *book online*
Kingsmead Guest House *book online*
Lynbar Guesthouse *book online*
Lynnhaven Hotel *book online*
Newbury Hotel *book online*
Premier Inn Blackpool Airport *book online*
Premier Inn Blackpool Bispham *book online*
Premier Inn Blackpool Central *book online*
Premier Inn Blackpool East *book online*
Seaforth Guest House *book online*
The Carlee *book online*
The Seaton *book online*
Travelodge Blackpool Central *book online*
Travelodge Blackpool South Promenade *book online*
Travelodge Blackpool South Shore *book online*
Viking Hotel *book online*
Waters Edge Hotel *book online*
Westcliffe Hotel *book online*

Care Home

Glenroyd
Langdales

Casino

Castle Casino
Grosvenor Casino Sandcastle

Cinema

Odeon Blackpool

Classes

Dance - The Dance Place
Yoga - Sue Lewis

Club

Club Sanuk
Flares
Klub DNA
Liquidlounge
Mardi Gras
Rumours The Venue
Tache Rock Venue
The Flamingo
The Soul Suite

Conference Centre

Winter Gardens

Council

Blackpool Borough Council
Blackpool Borough Council

Dentist

Arena Dental Care
Ivory Dental Care
King Street Dental Surgery
Westcliffe Dental Practice

Doctor

Abbey Dale Medical Centre
Adelaide Street Surgery
Arnold Medical Centre,
Ashfield Road Surgery

Harris Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Allitt Estate Agency
Escott Bamber
James Kenrick & Co
Kays
Kessel Laird Ltd
Preston & Bedford
Smart Move Estate & Letting Agents

Golf Club

Blackpool North Shore
Blackpool Park

Holiday Park

Blackpool Holiday Centre
Marton Mere Holiday Village
Ribby Hall Village

Hostel

Argon House Guest House
Belroy Hotel
Cavendish Hotel
Fylde Backpackers
Newbury Hotel
Staymor Guest House
The Carlee

Windsor House International Hotel

Market

Garden Place Car Boot
Whyndyke Farm Car Boot

Performing Arts

Blackpool Symphony Orchestra
Class Act Theatre School
Grand Theatre
North Pier Theatre
Opera House
Whittaker Dance & Drama Centre

Pub and Bar

Boardwalk
Burlington Pub
Counting House
Dog & Partridge
Flashmans
Glenesk
Life Boat Inn
New Derbyshire
Newton Arms
Nobbys Kareoke Bar
Pump & Truncheon

Royal Oak
Saloon Bar & Diner
Swift Hound
The Mere Park
Welcome Inn
Wheatsheaf

Restaurant

Autumn Leaves Restaurant
Burlington Pub
Casanova Pizzeria
Corsaro
Da Vinci
Frankie & Benny's (Blackpool)
Great Fortune House
Harry Ramsden’s Blackpool Tower
Kwizeen
Lagoonda
Magic Lantern
Mandarin Cantonese Restaurant
Ocean Palace
Red Pepper

Reds Restaurant
Saloon Bar & Diner
September Brasserie
Sunam Tandoori Restaurant
Swift Hound
The Red Fort of Lytham
The Seafood Restaurant
Waverley

School

Arnold Junior School
Arnold School
Class Act Theatre School
Whittaker Dance & Drama Centre

Self-Catering

Blackpool Holiday Centre
Marton Mere Holiday Village
Mellorburn Holiday Apartments
Oakville Apartments

Solicitor

Barrett Nelligan
Berrys Solicitors
Cameron & Ball
Shaw Davenport & Wardle

Thurman & Leaver
W H Darbyshire & Son

Taxi

Blackpool Mini Bus Hire
Blacktax
Browns
City Central Express
Coach Hire Blackpool
Gold Line Cars
J Cabs Ltd
One Call Taxi Blackpool
Radio Cabs Ltd
Red Cab Taxis
Streamline

Theatre

Grand Theatre
North Pier Theatre
Opera House

Vet

Alpha Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Blackpool & Fylde Athletic Club (Athletics)
Blackpool Football Club (Football)
Blackpool Karate and Kickboxing Club (Martial Arts)

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Blackpool Keidokwai Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Blackpool Mechanics (Amateur Football)
Blackpool Men's Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)
Blackpool Panthers RLFC (Rugby League)
Blackpool Scorpions ARLFC (Rugby League)
Blackpool Sea Eagles ARLFC (Rugby League)
Blackpool TTC (Table Tennis)
Blackpool Wren Rovers (Amateur Football)
Fylde Netball League (Netball)
Squires Gate (Amateur Football)
Thornton Cleveleys RUFC (Rugby Union)

Shops

Flower Power
Chapter & Verse
Pollys Bloomers
Early Learning Centre
Rymans
Baguleys The Garden People
Aquaria & Pet Supplies
North West Pet & Aviaries
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Elegant Portraits
Whittard of Chelsea
Dorothy Perkins
Whitworth Chemists
Broadhurst Optometrists
Pendle Shoes
Originals
J D Sports
Staples
Carphone Warehouse
Halfords
BodyShop
PC World
Wickes
H Samuel
The Priory Cafe
Gamestation
Superdrug
AllThingz
B&Q
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Goldsmiths
Booze 101
Flowers 2 Go
Dreams
Homebase
Barratt Shoes
Specsavers
Disney Store
T K Maxx
Republic
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
Elle Amara Health & Beauty
Elegance of Blackpool
Style Carpets
West Coast Recording Studio
Jet Set Party Limousines
The Magic Wand Factory Blackpool
Kathian Hair Design
Hats to Frills 4 All Occasions
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Richard James Lighting Ltd
Stagebox Music
Sun 4 U
Kats Claws Nail Shop
The Pet Shop Boyz
River Island
Topman
Topshop
BHS

Antiques

Scott-Spencer B
Christian Peter
Ascot Antiques

Activities

Cleveley RC(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Blackpool

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Lynnhaven Hotel (0.11 miles)

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Situated in a central position about 150 yards from the prom, 10 minutes from the tower and pleasure beach. A clean, family run hotel offering Bed and Breakfast or room ... More

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The Seaside Hotel (0.12 miles)

The Seaside Hotel

Situated in Blackpool, this traditional English seaside bed and breakfast is situated just a few minutes walk from the central promenade and within walking distance of many major attractions including The Blackpool Tower, Illuminations, The ... More | visit website

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Ardwick house hotel (0.14 miles)

Ardwick house hotel

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Our hotel is in a great central location and is an ideal base for getting the very best out of your stay in blackpool. We offer great value accomodation all ... More

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Windsor House International Hotel (0.14 miles)

At the Windsor House International Hotel you are assured of exceptional food, a friendly welcome and comfortable stay. The hotel is ideally situated seconds from the Promenade and adjacent to the Central Pier, the famous Tower ... More | visit website
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Applethwaite Hotel (0.15 miles)

Applethwaite Hotel

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The Applethwaite Hotel is an Award Winning Hotel and is situated in the heart of Blackpool and is within walking distance of the Pleasure beach, Tower, shops, theater, pubs and ... More

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Crewes Original Hotel (0.19 miles)

Crewes Original Hotel

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Welcome to The Crewes Original Hotel, ideally situated for a a seaside break, located on prime position on Blackpool’s Central Promenade. We are within a short walking distance to the ... More

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Lynwood Hotel (0.30 miles)

Lynwood Hotel

At the Lynwood Hotel you can guarentee a warm and friendly welcome. We are a family run hotel situated in the heart of Blackpool with the tower and pleasure beach just a stroll away. We have a ... More | visit website

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Tarn House Hotel (0.30 miles)

Tarn House Hotel

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Tarn House is a small licensed hotel, renowned for the friendly welcoming atmosphere and under the personal supervision of the owner. It is centrally located, just a short walking distance ... More

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Abbey Hotel (0.31 miles)

Abbey Hotel
Welcome to the Abbey Lodge, 4 Star quality accommodation situated in the heart of Blackpool. We provide you our guest a choice of Single and Double bedrooms and also a choice of Comfort, Deluxe or ... More | visit website
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Park Villa (0.34 miles)

Park Villa

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Small family run hotel located minutes away from all of Blackpool's major tourist attractions, including Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the sea front. The Park Villa is also ideally ... More

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