History & Heritage

Celebrating 125 years!

The Blackpool Tower has stood tall over the Fylde Coast for nearly 125 years and this year. On May 14th 1894 The Blackpool Tower opened to the world to much fanfare. Dubbed the ‘Wonderland of the World’, it was the brainchild of Sir John Bickerstaffe, a former Mayor of Blackpool who was inspired by visiting The Eiffel Tower and passionate about the Lancashire resort. 

THE BLACKPOOL TOWER

Built in 1894, The Blackpool Tower is one of the most iconic buildings in the UK and one of Britain’s best loved landmarks. It houses five amazing attractions, perfect for a fun packed day for all to enjoy.

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THE BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUS

The Blackpool Tower Circus first opened to the public on 14 May 1894 and has not missed a season since.The present interior was designed by Frank Matcham and was completed in 1900.

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THE BLACKPOOL TOWER BALLROOM

Step into the sensationally stylish Blackpool Tower Ballroom and prepare to be lost in a world of elegant charm and refined beauty. Dating back to 1894, The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is world famous for its unique sprung dance floor and spectacular architecture and remains to this day a destination for dance fans from across the globe.

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