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History of Blackpool Tower: 1894 to Present Day

History of Blackpool Tower: 1894 to Present Day


The famous Blackpool Tower is a hugely popular icon which has been a feature of the Fylde coastline since its construction in 1894. 


Blackpool Tower has stood tall over the Fylde coastline since 1894, the iconic structure celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2019. It opened to the world on May 14th, 1894 and with a host of attractions at its base, it proved hugely popular with the public from the outset and continues to attract millions of annual visitors to this day.

Blackpool’s famous tower is one of the most instantly recognisable buildings in the country and with five top-class attractions housed within its confines, there can be little doubt that it continues to be one of the most loved landmarks in the UK.


Blackpool Tower Circus

the Blackpool Tower Circus has been a huge hit with families for many years and continues to be one of the most popular attractions at the seaside resort to this day. It first appeared in 1894 – the same year as the opening of the tower – and has never missed a single season – even during the two World Wars.


Blackpool Tower Ballroom

The Blackpool Tower Ballroom is as old as the Tower itself. Dating back to 1894, this venue is world-famous and is known for its spectacular architecture, decoration and sprung dance floor. The ballroom itself measures 102 by 120 feet and comprises of no less than 30,602 desperate pieces of mahogany as well as walnut and oak.


Blackpool Tower Eye

Those with a head for heights can pay a visit to the Blackpool Tower Eye, this popular attraction situated some 380ft above the promenade with views as far as Manchester, Liverpool and the Isle of Man. This is a thrilling attraction for all the family and visitors can walk out – if they dare – onto the glass viewing platform. Don’t worry, the glass is five centimetres thick! Tickets for the Eye include the 4d Cinema Experience.


Blackpool 4D Cinema Experience

The Blackpool Tower 4D Experience brings to life the history of the structure and is a great introduction to the famous tower. The experience lasts approximately 5 minutes and is included in the Blackpool Tower Eye ticket. This is one of the newer attractions within the Tower and certainly one of the most popular.


Blackpool Tower Dungeon

At Blackpool Tower Dungeon, visitors can immerse themselves in shows covering over 1000 years of history, however they will need to survive the torturer!!! Special effects and rides bring this history alive with ten laugh-out-loud shows.