Blackpool Attractions

The North Ocean Hotel is fortunate enough to enjoy an enviable location on Blackpool sea front. We are close to the town centre and everything the area has to offer, making it the perfect place to call home while here.

There are a wide variety of Blackpool Attractions for all tastes. Below are just a few. We recommend buying The Big Ticket

Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has to be one of the most famous attractions in the town and draws visitors in their thousands. Located a mile or so south of the hotel, the Pleasure Beach offers a theme park experience for all the family. Ride the rollercoasters if you’re brave and enjoy everything the most visited attraction in the entire United Kingdom has to offer.

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Tower Ballroom Blackpool

The Tower Ballroom

The Tower Ballroom sits inside Blackpool Tower and features a sensational room full of Victorian architecture and old world splendour. Known more famously as the venue for Strictly Come Dancing, this is an attraction that you simply must see whether you take to the floor or not!

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North Pier

North Pier

Blackpool’s North Pier is one of the oldest working leisure piers in the UK. Built in 1862, the pier has been modernised and improved steadily over its 150 year history. The current North Pier features the Merry England Bar, The Carousel and a wide promenade where you can enjoy fantastic views of the sea and take in that ocean breeze!

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Central Pier

Central Pier

Blackpool’s Central Pier was designed purely for leisure and delivers on every count. Built in 1864, it continued the theme of the North Pier, by providing somewhere for Victorians to take in the sea and while away their time in style. The modern pier features the ShowBar, Ferris Wheel, fairground rides and Family Bar.

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South Pier Blackpool

South Pier

The South Pier is a relative newcomer, having been built in 1893. Like the other two Blackpool piers, the South Pier has a promenade to take in the air and entertainment for all the family. Highlights include fairground rides for all the family including white knuckle reverse bungie, The Skyscreamer and the SkyCoaster.

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Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool Illuminations

The Blackpool Illuminations are one of the highlights of this town that has made is to famous around the world. The illuminations run from August until November and includes 10 km of lights and over a million light bulbs to create this majestic display. Some traditional, some modern, some simply amazing!

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Sandcastle Waterpark Blackpool

Sandcastle Water Park

Sandcastle Water Park is now the UK’s largest indoor water park that has recently benefitted from a £6 million improvement project. The attraction features slides, the Caribbean Storm Treehouse, Duelling Dragons, Fort Riptide and more inside this massive indoor venue.

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Blackpool Tower Dungeons

Blackpool Tower Dungeons

The Blackpool Tower Dungeons are one of the most recent additions to the town. It showcases “horrible histories” that includes subterranean shows, live actors, displays and exhibits. This house of horrors isn’t for the faint of heart but offers a great day out for all the family.

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Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower

The Blackpool Tower is undoubtedly the first thing that comes to mind whenever anyone mentions Blackpool. The 518 feet high tower of iron and steel was built in 1894 and now includes The Tower Top, The Tower Ballroom, The Tower Circus, Jungle Jims and The Blackpool Dungeon. No visit to Blackpool would be complete without a trip to the tower!

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Madam Tussauds Blackpool

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is probably the most famous waxworks brand in the world and their venue in Blackpool is one of their best. Located across the promenade from Central Pier, it’s only a short distance south of North Ocean Hotel, within easy reach. See the latest TV and movie stars and have your picture taken with pop idols in this excellent attraction.

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Sealife Centre Blackpool

Sealife Centre

The Sealife Centre in Blackpool is your opportunity to get up close and personal with some beautiful fish, amazing sea life and creatures with more teeth than they really should have. The entire attraction is designed to provide a comfortable habitat for the creatures while giving you the best viewing opportunity possible.

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Winter Gardens Blackpool

The Winter Gardens is a graceful Victorian building set at the end of Church Street in the town. The venue includes the Winter Gardens, opera house and theatre and features international stars, acts and events all year round.

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Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo is a major town attraction, pulling in thousands of visitors each year. It plays host to over 1500 animals across all species. Having undergone a million pound refurbishment, the zoo is now more appealing than ever. It hosts animal shows, talks, displays and so much more.

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Blackpool firework display

Fireworks Championships

The International Fireworks Championships are held each September on Blackpool Beach and really is a sight to behold. The best firework event coordinators from around the world congregate in the town to create displays that simply defy explanation. Four countries compete in the world championships to the benefit of everyone in the town.

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Blackpool Casinos

Blackpool Casinos

If you like a flutter or want to be like James Bond for a night, Blackpool has two casinos that can help. The Stanley Casino and the G Casino both provide sumptuous surroundings, exciting games and offer food, drink and the service that makes you feel special all night long.

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Bingo

Blackpool Bingo

Bingo is a traditional seaside entertainment that is enjoying something of a renaissance right now. Attendances are up, the participants are getting younger and more people than ever are enjoying the family fun. There are plenty of venues offering a game or three, whether you’re young or old.

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Blackpool Grand Theatre

Blackpool Grand Theatre

Blackpool Grand Theatre was first opened in 1894 when the town was catapulted into the forefront of British holidays. It’s now a modern theatre venue with a rich heritage. With regular shows from comedians, theatre productions, music and more, the theatre is as much a part of Blackpool life now than it has ever been.

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blackpool-donkeys

Blackpool Donkeys

Like the illuminations or a trip to the tower, no visit to Blackpool would be complete without seeing or riding on, the donkeys. The Blackpool Donkeys have been here since the 1890s and have remained a firm favourite ever since.

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