As the most famous seaside town in the north of England, Blackpool is visited throughout the year. Visitors particularly enjoy its beaches, piers, infamous fish and chip shops and Blackpool tower. The city’s iconic lights are also an attraction within themselves.
Blackpool Airport is one of the oldest in Britain, although now it mostly serves small private planes. For visitors flying into Blackpool, Manchester Airport is the most convenient and comprehensive airport, which receives services from across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Blackpool gained its prestige thanks to the railway connecting it to cities across the north of England. It remains very well connected to this day, with Blackpool North being the most important station. Journeys from destinations that are further afield may have to connect in Manchester, or another nearby city, but services run regularly.
National Express and Stagecoach provide the majority of coach services in and out of Blackpool Central Coach Station, which is located in the heart of the city centre. Services run from the majority of major cities in the north and London, and the city is very well connected by road.
The beauty of Blackpool is strolling around the town and along the seafront, however there are also excellent public transport routes. ‘Blackpool Transport’ run a wide network of buses around the city and its surroundings, and cycling is also a good alternative. Driving is possible in Blackpool, although it is not particularly recommended as the city is relatively small and public transport is more than sufficient.