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  • Friday 20th July 2018

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Things That Just HAVE To Be On Your Blackpool Visit Bucket List

Rather than paying ridiculous sums of money, standing in queues for hours in airports and generally wishing they’d never left the house, plenty of people are opting to stay within the UK for their summer holidays - just like the good old days.

Blackpool is still a hugely popular tourist destination thanks to its charm, history, and because there’s always so much going on. If you’re looking to visit Blackpool and want to get a slice of the locals’ recommendations, look no further...

1. Blackpool Tower

You can’t visit Blackpool without stopping by the iconic Blackpool Tower in all its glory. With a whole host of epic attractions inside, there’s fun for all the family - and check out the amazing view from the Blackpool Tower Eye! There’s always a range of amazing deals to suit every budget, so there’s no excuse to miss out.

2. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The home of the legendary Big One, Valhalla, The Big Dipper, Wallace & Gromit’s Thrill-O-Matic, Nickelodeon Land and so much more, thrill-seekers, families and children alike will be spoiled for choice in one of Blackpool’s best-known attractions.

3. The Beach Itself

One of the best bits about going to the seaside is of course, the seaside itself! Strolling along the award-winning promenade, taking in that sea breeze and gazing along the pier is enough to make you forget the woes of life back home. Bring along your bucket and spade, have a paddle in the water and experience first-hand why so many people come back year on year.

4. SEALIFE Centre

Who knew you could be introduced to so many creatures from the deep in Blackpool? The SEALIFE Centre brings together beasts big and small, from sharks to seahorses, and there are so many different ways to experience the attraction. Behind the scenes action, birthday parties, talks and feeding displays, the young and not-so-young will be enthralled by what’s on offer.

5. Stanley Park

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, Stanley Park’s beautiful surroundings provide you with a safe haven from everyday life. With sports facilities, a model village, a race track, bowling greens, a café, playgrounds, boat hire and of course, ice cream, you could easily spend a day here - and you can bring the dog too!

6. Notarianni’s

Speaking of ice cream, every Blackpool local knows that Notarianni’s is the only place to get your fix. The family-run parlour serves only homemade Italian ice cream, and many people flock from far and wide to taste their delectable delights. Once you’ve had Notarianni’s, you’ll never go back

7. The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

If you’re looking for something a little spookier to pass the time, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon is the place for you. Their hilariously terrifying creatures will guide you through Lancashire’s murky history, stopping by the Pendle Witches, the War of the Roses, the plague doctor and much more. It’s suitable for families, groups of friends and individuals (if you’re brave enough), and the themes are frequently changing to keep it fresh and new.

8. The Blackpool Illuminations

As soon as September rolls around, all anyone’s talking about is the illuminations. The spectacular light show has been a North West staple since 1879, and each year it gets more jaw-dropping. Grab yourself some candy-floss or a stick of rock and walk the whole way, or watch from the comfort of your car - everyone can enjoy the illuminations.

9. Fish And Chips

No seaside visit would be complete without a portion of fish and chips, and you’re never far from an establishment in Blackpool. It’s a classic British dish and you won’t find better than along the streets of one of Britain’s most historic gems.

10. The Arcades

It seems that every other shop is an arcade in Blackpool, and they can provide endless hours of fun. You don’t need much to get you started, and who knows - you might just get lucky and win big!

11. The Blackpool Tower Circus

Wouldn’t it be amazing to tell your friends you’d visited the longest-serving permanent circus in the world? The Blackpool Tower Circus has been in operation since 1894 and hasn’t missed a season since they began. Currently spearheaded by the Endresz family, clowns Mooky and Mr Boo take their audiences on a journey around the world each performance, littered with death-defying stunts and hilarious skits.

12. Madame Tussauds

You don’t need to visit The Big Smoke to get a piece of (faux) celebrity life, because nestled in the North West, you can find the Royal Family, Ed Sheeran, Keith Lemon and even Shrek just awaiting your arrival. It’s time for that all-important selfie!

These are just a few of the many attractions on offer in Blackpool to help you have the great British holiday of a lifetime.