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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  • We love a trip to the Blackpool tower, we watched the circus which is excellent one day and went to the top of the tower another day, the 4d show before you go in the lift is excellent  more »
  • Had a lovely day at The Tower making use of Jungle Jims, the Eye, the Circus and the Dungeons. Overall a good day and great value. My 8 year old enjoyed it.  more »
  • Great day out family of 4 we have been in the Blackpool tower before but we still wanted to go in as we enjoyed it very much we loved walking on the glass floor and the lift was very good the toilets ...  more »
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  • Tower Ballroom afternoon tea what a great experience. Service was good, food was lovely. Even if you don't dance, watching others dance is still fun. If you get there too early your ticket allows access to the balcony so you can watch and buy a drink. Not 5 stars - no offer of water to top up teapot. Shame for those who can dance not to be able to request one dance with a partner. I don't dance but my friend can. Would have made her 80th birthday treat even better with a dance.
  • This was brilliant, my 2 year old all the way through to my 72 year old Dad enjoyed it. The 4d cinema was great and there was loads of room and levels to take in the vista at the top. Only down side was the ticketing set up. We queued up for a hour just to collect our pre paid tickets. We also didn't find out until we were inside that there was a amusements and a bar were the rest of our party could of waited instead of getting soaked in the rain.
  • We want up the tower recently and I have to say they have now fitted a bar so you can order a soft drink or alcoholic, there is music also and a seating area with amazing views. This has meant you can easily spend twice as long up there. It's still an expensive experience especially if you take into account the photos you have and may want to purchase. The 4d film at the beginning is really good, that is well worth the experience.
  • Great experience. The 4d was good. Enjoyed going up the tower and on to the clear glass and walking round. Ensure you use 2 for 1 offers as it's worth the paying in advance for a family of 4. Family of 4 with discount vouchers is £29.plus you get 20% discount for their gift shop with your tickets.
  • Thank you so much for a fantastic time at the afternoon tea and dance, from myself and my 46 guests, on the occasion of my 70th birthday. The manager and staff were exceptionally helpfully, the organists where the best and very entertaining. The Tower ballroom is a fabulous, world class, venue in which to hold an event and we will be recommending to all our families and friends. The afternoon tea was also fantastic. Once again many thanks for making such a fabulous, memorable event, one which we will be talking about for a long time to come. We are all looking forward to our next visit.

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