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North Pier, Blackpool

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Built in the 1860s, North Pier is the oldest and longest of three coastal piers. Although originally intended only as a promenade, competition forced the pier to widen its attractions to include theaters and bars. Unlike Blackpool's other piers, which attracted the working classes with open-air dancing and amusements, this pier catered to the "better-class" market with orchestra concerts and respectable comedians. Now you can enjoy numerous attractions, including a palm reader, an ice cream parlor, the North Pier Theatre, a Victorian tearoom, an arcade, and the Carousel and Merrie England bars. Be sure to book tickets ahead of time for shows and special events. Using our custom trip planner, Blackpool attractions like North Pier can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Travelled down from Manchester to here... wow. Everything I imagined. Great fun. Loads of things to do. Sunny day made it more perfect! Sights were fab also.  more »
  • As a child I went with my parents (Great Memories) Not like the Central and South Pier - Its Quite.. Nice breeze and views out to sea- To the Right Fleetwood can be seen at the edge of the Curve  more »
  • my grandson who likes playing on the grabbers and is very good on them won a few times and after he won on the mario grabber the attendents kept walking past and just kept talking between themselve an...  more »
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  • Great little pier. Well worth a visit. Not as crowded as central with some great views. It is more in keeping with an older Blackpool and if it wasn't for the modern arcade machines it would be like stepping back in time. You can't walk out onto the pier at night but it's well worth a visit during the day to go out and see the view right along the front. The carousel is excellent as is the large tearoom at the end of the pier. The toilets are in better condition than central and definitely don't smell as bad.
  • Had a brief visit today,with my 2 sisters and their families, to remember our mother and lay flowers upon the water, off the end of the pier. I would have to say that the pier is in need of a lot of renovation. Everything is so carroded. The entrance to the pier had an odor of toilets. It's a pity that the keepers of the North Pier don't spend some money on fixing the old girl up, back to its former glory.
  • Great atmosphere of history and tradition as well as the views and fresh sea air; just need another food outlet or two.
  • staff are rally nice and plezunt place is nice and cleen no win in the arcade this time but will go back try nexst time
  • Had a good time in the arcade, the Simpsons 2p machine kept pouring out tickets, won over 500 in less than an hour. The toilets have been modernised recently, the drier could do with an upgrade though as it doesn't really work.
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