Blackpool Journals

Attractions in Blackpool

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A travel journal to Blackpool by glasgowgirl88

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Blackpool Central Pier

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Attraction | "Still My Favourite Pier"

Blackpool Central Pier Photo, Blackpool, England
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Central Pier opened in 1864 and is 340m in length. It stands in a prime location between North and South Pier and a short walk from the Blackpool Tower. It is just off the promenade the beach is underneath the pier.The pier itself was constructed using wooden decking with an iron railing and seating area running around the outside of the pier. Sitting proudly at 32m high is the Big Wheel. Built in 1990, the wheel gives you the opportunity to hop on board a carriage and be greeted with views over the Irish Sea and promenade. This experience will cost you a few pounds. There are other traditional rides on the pier including the waltzers and helter skelter costing a few pounds each....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 19, 2011

Blackpool Central Pier
Promenade
Blackpool, England FY1 5BB
01253 623422

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

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Attraction | "Believe It Or Not...I've Been Here!"

Ripley's Believe It Or Not  Photo, Blackpool, England
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Robert Ripley was born in 1890 in California. He was a cartoonist, a collector, an explorer and came up with the statment "Believe It Or Not". He was obsessed with the weird and wonderful things in life that are rarely explained. Now, his works are featured in museums and attractions around the world. My review discusses the Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Blackpool, Lancashire.The Blackpool museum is located a short walk from the entrance to the Pleasure Beach and is nearby the South Pier and Sandcastle. It is serviced by regular buses and the famouse Blackpool trams pass by it. It is hidden within a row of shops and restaurants and overlooks the beach as well as being overshadowed by the B...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 16, 2011

Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Units 5 & 6 Ocean Boulevard
Pleasure Beach, Blackpool
+44 01253 341033

Blackpool Zoo

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Attraction | "Time To Meet The Animals!"

Blackpool Zoo Photo, Blackpool, England
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Blackpool Zoo was officially opened in 1972. The Zoo is set across 32 acres of land which is home to hundreds of animals. Blackpool Zoo is approximately 2 miles from the seafront of Blackpool and located a short walk from Stanley Park. During the peak season, buses run from the town centre straight to the zoo. The Zoo has a car park which can accommodate a good number of cars. Blackpool Zoo is open everyday except the 25th of December. The Zoo opens at 10 am each day and closes at either 4.45pm or 5.45pm depending on season. The last admission for the Zoo is 45 mins before it closes.*Adult - £15.50 (membership £38.75)*Child (3-15yrs) - £11.00 (membership £27.5...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 7, 2012

Blackpool Zoo
East Park Drive
Blackpool FY3 8PP
+44 1253 830 830

Sea Life Blackpool

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Attraction | "Meeting The Creatures Of The Sea.."

Sea Life Blackpool Photo, Blackpool, England
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The Sealife Centre in Blackpool is one of many around the world. This particular Sealife Centre is conveniently located on the promenade and is a short walk from Blackpool Tower and Central Pier. Whilst the centre doesn't have on site parking, there is a car park to the rear of the centre. Trams, buses and taxis also stop nearby. The Sealife Centre is opened everyday (except December 25th) from 10am - 5pm (4pm midweek). The centre welcomes groups and disabled visitors and will accommodate with any requirements. There are lifts within the centre. Toilets are in the middle of the centre and are very clean and tidy.Blackpool Sealife Centre is home to many aquatic creatures. Feedin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 8, 2012

Sea Life Blackpool
Central Promenade
Blackpool, England
01253 622445

Madame Tussauds Blackpool

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Attraction | "Lost Appeal.."

Madame Tussauds Blackpool Photo, Blackpool, England
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Madame Tussauds originated over 250 years ago. Tussauds specialise in wax works and the main focus is celebrities. There are several Tussauds museums across the world but the UK is home to Tussauds in London and Blackpool.Formally known as Louis Tussauds, this wax works museum is located on the promenade and right in the heart of Blackpool. Madame Tussauds is situated within a huge building with celebrity pictures on the front - it cannot be missed really. Madame Tussauds is open every day except Christmas Day. Midweek, it is open 10am-4pm and closing is at 5pm at the weekends. Madame Tussauds is accesible by those with prams and wheelchairs. There are quite a few stairs though...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 8, 2012

Madame Tussauds Blackpool
85-89 Promenade
Blackpool, England
0871 282 9200