The Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower is a real icon known the world over and visitors can enjoy unrivalled views from the Blackpool Tower Eye, fun for all the family.
All visitors heading to Blackpool will look out for the famous tower the closer they get and once seen, the holiday can begin! This iconic structure was modelled on the Eiffel Tower in Paris and is nearly as old. It isn’t as tall as its more famous French cousin but it still towers over Blackpool at an amazing 518ft (158m) and the views from the viewing platform (The Blackpool Tower Eye) can stretch as far as North Wales, the Lake District, Manchester, Liverpool and even the Isle of Man.
This Blackpool institution was erected in 1891 and was hugely popular from the outset. Since then countless millions have ascended the tower using the lift and some have even climbed the stairs to the very top. Visitors today can marvel at the structure and the more adventurous can even dare to step onto the glass floor and peer at the trams and cars hundreds of feet below.
A brand new attraction for 2022 is the ‘Fifth Floor’ and here you will find one of the very best places for family fun in Blackpool! Enjoy the circus themed arcade or have a go at the only 8K Virtual Reality Rollercoaster in town. Alternatively, relax in the family bar and take a bit of time to chill before seeing what else Blackpool Tower has to offer.
While at the Tower, why not visit the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom and see (or even take part in) the daily afternoon tea dances. Slip on your dancing shoes and grab your partner for a tango, foxtrot or waltz, all to the sound of the live organist.
You can also enjoy the Blackpool Tower Dungeon and world-renowned Blackpool Tower Circus with acts from all around the world. What are you waiting for, click the link above and get your tickets today!
Blackpool Tower is 518ft (158.1m) in height and the viewing platform is some 380ft above ground level.
Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, construction of Blackpool Tower started in 1891 and the structure was completed just three years later in 1894.
You can't actually get to the very top of Blackpool Tower but you can purchase tickets to visit the Blackpool Eye at 380ft and you reach this level via a lift. This is the highest observation deck in north-west England
To take the lift to the Blackpool Tower Eye sewing platform, you need to purchase a ticket. Advance tickets can be purchased for as little as £13 for an adult and under 3s go for free!
During January 2022, Blackpool Tower is only open at weekends. During February, the attraction is open each weekend and weekdays from 14th to 18th. From March 2022 to December the tower is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
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