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Best Blackpool attractions for couples


With a post-lockdown world on the horizon and with us all dying to get out and about, plenty of us are thinking about what we’re going to do when we’re free. At the top of a lot of people’s agenda? Booking a holiday.


Whether you’re looking for a summer getaway or to escape closer to Christmas, Blackpool’s got you covered. With a huge variety of attractions and experiences on your doorstep, Blackpool is the place to be for any couple. So let’s dive right into the best things for couples to do in Blackpool.


Blackpool Illuminations

This famous light show was founded in 1879 and has been lighting up the streets of Blackpool almost every year ever since. Each year, the lights are switched on for 66 days while people flock from all over to marvel at the stunning lights, of which there are over a million, stretching out for miles.


This year will be a little different though, with the Illuminations extending from September all the way to January 2022. Plenty of people enjoy driving through the Illuminations so they can keep warm and cosy while fully immersing themselves in the romantic experience. The Illuminations are completely free too, so if you’re looking to watch your spending, it’s the perfect evening out.


Blackpool beach

Not much beats a nice relaxed stroll down a beach with the sun shining, so why not visit Blackpool beach while you’re around? The beach stretches a whopping seven miles, giving you plenty of time to let everything on your mind slip away.


While you’re there, you could even indulge in some fish and chips and a 99 - with a Flake, of course. You’re on your holidays, after all.


Blackpool Tower Ballroom

With stunning panoramic views 380 feet in the sky, Blackpool Tower offers a unique experience. But it’s not just home to the Blackpool Eye (don’t look down). Blackpool Tower also has the circus, the dungeon, and the Ballroom.


Stop by the Ballroom for some delicious afternoon tea while enjoying the stunning architecture. Not to mention the amazing dancefloor too. There’s a reason it’s become a staple of Strictly Come Dancing - it needs to be seen to be believed! It’d be a crime not to have a quick twirl. The Ballroom is a fantastic opportunity to rest and refuel before heading back out to see what else Blackpool has to offer.


Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens plays host to many amazing live events. If you’re looking for a laid back evening, they have comedy shows, or if you’re looking to let loose, there are plenty of concerts to suit all tastes, ranging from punk to opera.


Dance performances, live theatre, musicals - you’re spoilt for choice. It’s perfect for anyone who appreciates the arts and still feels young at heart. There’s something for everyone, and there’s always something on.


So whether you’re looking for a more laid back experience or are more of a thrill-seeker, there’s something in Blackpool for you. This seaside town is still a popular hotspot for a reason - why not find out exactly why for yourself?


Overlooking the Irish Sea and close to all the action, The Royal Carlton is an adults-only hotel that’s perfect for a romantic couples’ getaway. Book your stay at The Royal Carlton on 01253 923 000.


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