The Blackpool Tower, Blackpool

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Take in some of the best views of northwest England from the top of The Blackpool Tower. The city's version of the Eiffel Tower opened in 1894 and stands about 158 m (518 ft) tall. Today it holds a place on Britain's list of Grade I buildings for its architectural and historical significance. Head into the 4-D cinema at the bottom for a special effects-enhanced history of Blackpool's iconic tower. Next, take the elevator up to the glass-enclosed skywalk for a panorama of the Irish Sea and the Blackpool area. On a clear day, you'll be able to see the Isle of Man sitting between England and Ireland. Do check the weather before visiting, though, because high winds occasionally restrict access to the top. To visit The Blackpool Tower on your trip to Blackpool, use our Blackpool trip itinerary planner.
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  • Blackpool Tower was amazing in 2019 saying it was celebrating 125 years. It has many attractions. This will give me the opportunity to ask a question I’ve always wanted answered. Why did they get rid....  more »
  • I went to the Bathroom at Blackpool Tower and had a great time. Lovely afternoon with great music and helpful friendly staffs especially Francis. Will definitely go back there it's so beautiful and...  more »
  • I've been there twice. Great attraction to go with family or friends. Nice view and friendly staff :)  more »
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  • The Tower Circus was very good and my children enjoyed it immensely. The acts were amazing in their skills. The clowns were equally funny as you'd expect. The arrivals procedure into the Tower was a little slow, so when it says arrive early, you do need to. Highly recommended. Edited in Dec 19 to add the Tower Ballroom. The arrivals procedure remains slow, but the ballroom is amazing. I could happily spend hours just looking at the ceiling art. It is a beautiful room steeped in history.
  • Lovely venue for novices and expert dancers, need to get there early as gets very busy. Not enough seats for people that have just bought tickets to dance. Music can be hard work to get the beat as its organ music, but a fantastic experience
  • We visited the tower itself which included a short 4D cinema experience prior to going up the tower. While the cinema itself is just a big advert, the tower itself is a great experience complimented by some friendly staff. Obviously the views are great from that height with both indoor and outdoor viewing platforms. A large glass floor and a bar are nice touches too. It does get very busy so it's best to go very early or later just before it shuts.
  • The tower is a beautiful building, but much of it is hidden by boarding and cladding used to channel people in a certain direction. The pricing policy is hard to work out to get the best deal. Money needs spending on the circus building, it looks in need of repair in some places, you could see wooden planks exposed in the ceiling. However the circus show was fairly good and enjoyable
  • The Circus is truly amazing. The clown is so funny he is a pro. The decor is breathtaking inside and the acts are the best you can see. Worth every penny of the admission fee
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