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Blackpool Tower: A landmark of legacy and wonder

by | Apr 19, 2022 | Explore Blackpool

Blackpool Tower stands proudly as one of the most beloved landmarks in Britain, captivating both locals and tourists alike. This iconic structure, which opened its doors to the public on 14 May 1894, held the title of the tallest man-made building in the country at that time. Drawing in a staggering 18 million visitors each year, Blackpool Tower has become a treasured destination for generations of families seeking enjoyment in this vibrant city.

Rising to an impressive height of 518 feet, the tower offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the town and its neighbouring cities. Upon your inaugural visit to the tower, prepare to be awestruck by its remarkable design, grand scale, and intricate embellishments. While various attractions have evolved within the confines of Blackpool Tower over the years, its undeniable wow factor continues to leave visitors amazed. Revel in the unparalleled vistas of the North West region from its summit.

Blackpool Tower

Embark on an exhilarating 518-foot ascent to the top of the tower and partake in the thrilling SkyWalk experience. Dare to venture out onto the glass viewing platform, a mere five centimetres thick, where you can gaze upon the Irish Sea and witness the renowned Blackpool Promenade below. As you cast your eyes across the landscape, marvel at the sprawling expanse of the North West of England, with views extending over Bowland, reaching up to the majestic Lake District, and on clear days, even stretching as far as Liverpool and the Isle of Man.

If you are looking for accommodation near Blackpool Tower, Bluewaters Hotel is just a short 15-minute walk away from the Tower. It is one of the popular hotels near Blackpool Tower with parking, sea-view rooms, an indoor swimming pool with a sauna, a games room, a restaurant and a beachfront lounge. Book direct to enjoy free parking: www.aghotels.co.uk/bluewaters-hotel/

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