Blackpool North Pier, Blackpool

Blackpool North Pier, Blackpool (must see)

North Pier is the most northerly of the three coastal piers in Blackpool. Built in the 1860s, it is also the oldest and longest of the three. Although originally intended as a promenade, competition forced the pier to widen its attractions to include theatres and bars. Unlike Blackpool's other piers, which attracted the working classes with open air dancing and amusements, North Pier catered to the "better-class" market, with orchestra concerts and respectable comedians.

Until 2011, it was the only Blackpool pier that consistently charged admission. As of 2012 it is still in regular use, despite having suffered damage from fires, storms and collisions with boats. Its attractions include bars, a theatre, a carousel and an arcade. One of the oldest remaining Sooty glove puppets is on display commemorating Harry Corbett buying the original puppet there. North Pier was built at the seaward end of Talbot Road, where the town's first railway station, Blackpool North, was built. Its name reflects its location as the most northerly of Blackpool's three piers. It is about 450 yards north of Blackpool Tower, which is roughly the midpoint of Blackpool's promenade.
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Blackpool North Pier on Map

Sight Name: Blackpool North Pier
Sight Location: Blackpool, England (See walking tours in Blackpool)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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