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Trains to Blackpool

Blackpool set the standard for what seaside resorts should aspire to be. Dominated by the famous Blackpool Tower, which can be seen for miles around, the town attracts some 13 million tourists annually. The opening of the railway station in the 19th century saw trains to Blackpool develop the local tourism industry. Now, The Golden Mile runs from North to South Piers with hundreds of family attractions and on the western side, Blackpool's long, sandy beach.

Popular train routes to Blackpool

Manchester to Blackpool
London to Blackpool
Glasgow to Blackpool
Leeds to Blackpool
Edinburgh to Blackpool
Liverpool to Blackpool
Manchester Airport to Blackpool
Preston to Blackpool

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Visiting Blackpool

As a seaside resort Blackpool offers a huge array of entertainment, including the Tower with five attractions that incorporate a circus, the Dungeon, a huge play gym, a 4D cinema experience and the world-famous ballroom. Visitors with a head for heights can take an exhilarating lift ride right to the top where, as might be expected, the views over the Irish Sea are sensational.

Fans of white-knuckle rides can head for the Pleasure Beach for rollercoaster rides of a lifetime, including the iconic Pepsi Max Big One. Water lovers can get a taste of more thrills at Sandcastle Waterpark, which boasts the longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide in the world.

A more sedate time can be had at Blackpool Zoo. With 32 acres of park and spacious natural enclosures there are opportunities to see over 1,000 animals, from birds and mammals to reptiles and invertebrates.

Being by the sea means that an obvious attraction will be marine related, and SEA LIFE Blackpool does the job. There are over 50 fascinating displays showcasing the underwater world and with over 1,000 aquatic creatures visitors can get up close with sharks, turtles, colourful reef fish, sea horses and rays.

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