Blackpool Tower is a large freestanding tower in Blackpool, England. The tower opened in 1894, its architects Maxwell and Tuke were said to have been inspired by the Eiffel Tower. The Blackpool Tower stands at 158 metres in height, it has always been used as a radio tower and an observation deck. The Blackpool Tower is also the name used for the tower buildings at the foot of the tower which includes an entertainment complex. The tower which is a focal point in Blackpool was made a Grade I listed building in 1973. The towers observation deck is extremely popular and offers views far inland and far out to sea.
If you are driving to Blackpool, street parking is limited; head for ‘West Street’ car park where you can park for a small fee. The closest train station is ‘Blackpool North’ which is accessible with connections from all over the UK. The 1, 5, 6, 7 and 11 local bus services stop by the tower.
Opening Times and Admission
The tower is open seven days a week, usually, 10am-8.45pm except for Fridays and Saturdays when it closes later at 9.45pm. Tickets cost £14.50 for adults and £10 for children to visit the observation deck. You can book online and receive a discount on those prices mentioned as well as buying a bulk pass that will get you access to more of the sights at a discounted rate.