Blackpool Tower opened on 14th May 1894, with the aquarium existing as a stand a lone attraction from the late 1870's. The tower is 518ft 9inches tall, with the walk of faith at 380ft from street level. The Tower alone contains 2,493 tons of steel and 93 tons of cast iron. The building at the base contains 985 tons of steel and 259 tons of cast iron.The Tower has a viewing platform at 380ft above the promenade and is reached by a lift or if you are a maintanance worker by 536 steps!Not for the feint hearted is the 'Walk of Faith' glass floor, a two inch clear panel that looks straight down to the Promenade below.The 'Walk of Faith' glass floor panel was placed at the Tower top in 1998. The glass floor weighs half a tonne and is made up of two sheets of laminated glass. The 'Walk of Faith' can withstand the weight equivalent to five baby elephants.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Pleasure Beach Theme Park. There's something for everyone at Pleasure Beach Theme Park / Amusement Park, Blackpool. There are over 125 rides and attractions.
Blackpool Zoo is a fantastic fun day out for the whole family and top of the list for things to see and do in Blackpool and Lancashire. The Zoo has over 1500 animals, and is a great value for money family day out.
The Winter Gardens
The Winter Gardens is a unique venue, offering one of the largest theatre stages in the country, the Empress Ballroom home to the World's largest Dance Festivals.
Madame Tussauds Blackpool is opening right on the Promenade in Spring 2011, and you're invited! Step onto the red carpet and mingle with your favourite TV stars, then go to the locker room and meet your favourite sports stars getting ready for their next game.