Blackpool Tower, Blackpool

Blackpool Tower, Blackpool (must see)

Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. The idea for the tower came when Blackpool Mayor John Bickerstaffe commissioned the design of a new landmark for the town after he visited the Exposition Universelle (World Fair) of 1889 and was impressed by the Eiffel Tower. When he returned to Blackpool he set up a committee of businessmen in order to raise the funds to build a similar design in the town. When the tower opened, 3,000 customers took the first rides to the top.

The top of the tower is known as The Blackpool Tower Eye. It was previously known simply as the "Tower Top", until it reopened on 1st September, 2011, having closed down the previous year for refurbishment, as part of the renovation of the entire Blackpool Tower complex, during which it was acquired by Merlin Entertainment.The original ballroom, the Tower Pavilion opened in August 1894. It was smaller than the present ballroom and occupied the front of the tower complex. The tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
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Blackpool Tower on Map

Sight Name: Blackpool Tower
Sight Location: Blackpool, England (See walking tours in Blackpool)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Blackpool, England

Create Your Own Walk in Blackpool

Create Your Own Walk in Blackpool

Creating your own self-guided walk in Blackpool is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Blackpool Introduction Walking Tour

Blackpool Introduction Walking Tour

Sitting on the Irish Sea shore, Blackpool is a prominent seaside resort and a major tourist center in northwest England. As such, the city is famous primarily for its waterfront with old-school amusements, of which the most notable, of course, is the 1894-built Blackpool Tower. Still, there are other sights in the city worthy of attention just as well. To see what they are, follow this orientation...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Blackpool's Great Promenade

Blackpool's Great Promenade

Blackpool's Great Promenade is an interesting area to explore. Here you will find Blackpool South Pier, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and a wide range of amusement parks. On the South Promenade is "The Great Promenade Show" that features nine original pieces of art. Take this tour to discover this wonderful area of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles