If you are making your New Year’s Resolutions for 2021, you may well be focusing on all the places you have not yet visited. As part of that exercise, you may wish to tick Blackpool off your bucket-and-spade list, particularly when the year ahead will see the staycation continue to dominate holiday plans. Here are 12 reasons why Blackpool should feature in your must-visit list for 2021 and some ideas of what not to miss out on, if you book one of our luxury Blackpool self-catering apartments.
- Blackpool Tower will have 127 years of history behind its 158m height in 2021, having opened in 1894. Some modern buildings may be taller, but they don’t have the same stories to tell.
- Blackpool’s famous Pleasure Beach is home to the UK’s first-ever double-launch rollercoaster – ICON.
- Blackpool’s Comedy Carpet is probably unique. We are not sure if there is any other such collaboration of art and comedy in the entire world.
- An afternoon tea dance at the Tower Ballroom is an absolute must. These daily events allow you to enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea and take to the unique sprung dance floor renowned the world over. You can sway whilst surrounded by some of the most stunning architecture imaginable and literally dance in the footsteps of many Strictly stars.
- Blackpool is home to Legends – the longest-running show of its kind in the country, with 20 years’ heritage in delivering a top tribute-act experience, comprising 4 ‘stars’ per night.
- Roberts’ Oyster Bar has been serving seafood in Blackpool since 1876. Do drop by for a takeaway of oysters on the shell, cockles, mussels, whelks, winkles or prawns.
- Stretching just under 6 miles, Blackpool Illuminations is the world’s largest free light show. Typically, the lights run from early September to early November.
- Blackpool’s Sandcastle is the UK’s largest indoor water park, with 18 slides and a temperature of 84°F, keeping you warm no matter what the weather.
- There is some exceptional graffiti art to be seen in Blackpool, created by artists from all over the world, who have been part of street art festivals over the past five years.
- Blackpool’s Grand Theatre was built to a brief to be the “prettiest theatre in the land” and Victorian architect, Frank Thatcham, did not disappoint. It is a Grade II* listed building, as are Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, Sacred Heart Church and the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. Blackpool Tower is Grade I listed.
- Blackpool’s cenotaph is a listed Grade II* monument which may be unique in Britain, due to its inclusion of an image of a fallen German soldier.
- Blackpool Promenade features some fabulous public art installations, including the famous Mirror Ball, which will be all sparkly and new for summer 2021. It features 47,000 mirror tiles, catches the sun in stunning style and rotates in a full circle once a minute. It is reputed to be the world’s largest mirror ball.
If visiting Blackpool is finally going to be crossed off your list of things to do in 2021, there is no more welcoming place to stay than our AA 4-star luxury self-catering apartments – homes from home that give you all the creature comforts you could desire, along with the freedom of doing your own thing and eating what you want, when you want.
Choose your apartment here. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
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