So much to see and do with everything on your doorstep
Blackpool is the jewel in the crown of the UK’s many seaside towns, just as celebrated for its long stretch of beaches as its iconic Tower and world-famous Pleasure Beach. You’ll always find something fun and exciting in Blackpool to keep you occupied.
Blackpool has it all
Famous for its Tower and Promenade, seven miles of golden beaches, the magic of the Illuminations and its warm and friendly welcome, Blackpool has a population of 140,000 and is located in the North West, approximately 1 hour away from the cosmopolitan city of Manchester and beautiful Lake District.
After seeing a massive multi-million pound regeneration boost over the last few years, with tonnes of exciting things to see and do, it’s no wonder Blackpool’s still considered as the UK’s number one family-friendly beach resort.
With a focus on the creation of new homes across Blackpool and neighbouring towns, such as Lytham St. Annes, excellent transport links, vibrant shops and restaurants, there’s never been a better time to take the next step to living and working Blackpool.
Blackpool and the Fylde Coast is rich in art, culture and heritage, and we’ve established ourselves as a theatrical gem, with West End musicals and vibrant festivals appearing on our annual calendar.
If you’re a theatre-goer, you’ll love Blackpool’s beautiful Grand Theatre, a stunning Victorian building designed by renowned architect Frank Matcham. There’s an action-packed year-round programme of live theatre from ballet, opera and plays to comedy, musicals, contemporary dance and loads of fun shows for the entire family.
There’s always something to see at the stunning Winter Gardens – home of the 2009 Royal Variety Performance – built in 1878, this palace of entertainment is rich with history and houses a complex of theatres and show venues, including the opulent Empress Ballroom, and the recently refurbished Floral Hall.
Every year, the Fylde Coast plays hosts to both UK stars and international artists, with the Blackpool Illuminations Switch On show and the Lytham Festival, which is now Lancashire’s largest live music event, attracting tens of thousands of spectators.