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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pasaje Del Terror Blackpool

By |September 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

The Pasaje Del Terror in Blackpool is a horror attraction set within the Pleasure Beach. It’s part of a chain of horror rides with thirty different venues across the world. It’s a movie themed horror attraction that takes the most famous scenes and characters from the films and brings them to life. Sets include Freddy [...]

Blackpool Tramway

By |September 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

The Blackpool Tramway is the longest running original tram service in the UK. Where other trams were taken away and the tracks torn up only to be replaced again, ours has run an unbroken service throughout its history. While the current Blackpool Tramway runs modern Flexity 2 Supertrams, a traditional tram service runs at weekends [...]

The Blackpool Tower Circus

By |September 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

The Blackpool Tower Circus is one of the longest running attractions in town and is still going strong. Built with the original tower and located between the four legs, the circus has history but also looks to the future too. Opened in May 1894, the Tower Circus is one of the few attractions in the [...]

High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show

By |September 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

The High Jinx Magic and Illusion Show runs at the Horseshoe Theatre in the Pleasure Beach and is a genuinely good show. It’s a heady mix of old fashioned magic, cutting edge illusion with a decent dose of humour. In other words, it’s a great night out! The show is run by Michael Jordan, a [...]

The week in Blackpool from The North Ocean Hotel

By |September 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

It has been another interesting week here at The North Ocean Hotel. We’re getting steady bookings for the Ken Dodd shows during October and for next year too. Whatever your opinion about the economy or the state of British tourism, there is still life in it yet! The news that Blackpool Airport might be closing [...]

Ken Dodd in Blackpool during October

By |September 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

The great comedian and funnyman Ken Dodd is back in Blackpool during October 2014. He will be appearing at the Blackpool Grand Theatre between 5th October and 2nd November. In what is being billed as the “longest stand-up routine ever” Doddy is ready to perform for the audience once more is what is guaranteed to [...]

Using the “No” vote to drive tourism

By |September 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

After what seemed like an unreal challenge to the United Kingdom as we know it, the vote for Scottish independence has come and gone. Whatever your view on the pros and cons of Scotland remaining in the union, there are things Westminster needs to learn from all this. No, not about the politics of the [...]

A reflection on our first season at the North Ocean Hotel Blackpool

By |September 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

The North Ocean Hotel is open all year round but our first summer season is drawing to a close. It’s a time to relax a little and reflect on the events of the year, what happened, what went right and where we need to improve. Considering it was our first year in the town, we [...]

What’s on in Blackpool this September

By |September 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

After a great weekend with the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Weekend earlier this month and the return to school for many, it has given us a moment to reflect on what has been an excellent summer season so far and to look ahead to what’s coming up. It has been a busy season and it’s not [...]

The Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Weekend

By |September 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

This weekend saw the Illuminations Switch-On Weekend in Blackpool that begins the 60-odd nights of fantastic lights along the Promenade. The weekend is always a busy one but it’s also fun. Everyone is in a party mood, all the guests here at the North Ocean Hotel are here for a good time, everyone in the [...]