Destination guide

Experience Blackpool in holiday lettings

The range of attractions, seafront dining, world-class events and vast landscape of Blackpool make it a premier holiday destination in Britain. Whether you’re travelling with the kids, your spouse or on your own, you’ll find a variety of fascinating things to do to make the most of your holiday excursion. Holiday lettings in Blackpool put you in the heart of the action.

History

Heritage sites near Blackpool holiday homes

The rich history of Blackpool is celebrated in unique museums and heritage sites throughout the city. Holiday homes can be found near locations like the Blackpool Model Village & Gardens, a miniature, handcrafted model with castles, cottages and a Tudor village in a garden setting, and the Grundy Art Gallery, a historic gallery with contemporary exhibits from the 20th century. You could also visit St Anne’s Pier, a Victorian-era pier on the English seaside, and the Central Pier, a 19th-century pier with a funfair and rides.

Things to do

Activities near Blackpool holiday homes

Whether you’re looking for adventure or a fun-filled day of sightseeing, you’ll have endless options for attractions near your holiday rental. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, an iconic amusement area with exciting rides, roller coasters and recreation for children, and the Blackpool Tower, a classic Victorian tower with a lavish ballroom at its base. Sandcastle Waterpark, an aquatic park with slides, fun pools and a wave machine for kids to play, and the Blackpool Zoo, a large zoo park with animal experiences and exotic wildlife, are also must-visit locations.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Blackpool

Do you want to find things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Blackpool a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Illuminasia (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Coral Island (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Sea-Life Centre (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Dinosaur World (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Happy Dayz Amusement Centre (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Blackpool

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Blackpool

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Blackpool is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blackpool Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Gynn Square (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Stanley Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Blackpool Wake Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Cleveleys Front (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Blackpool

Fly into Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), the closest airport, located 34.2 mi (55.1 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Blackpool North Station, Blackpool South Station and Layton Station are the main stations in the area.

How to get around

Getting to Blackpool holiday cottages

Blackpool is easily reached from all over the United Kingdom through international airports, ferry ports and a mainline rail from nearby cities. Local public transportation is provided by bus, train and tram providers, though you can hire a bike or car to explore the area at your own pace. Depending on where you choose to book your holiday rental, you may also be able to walk to local landmarks and attractions.

Food & drink 

Regional delicacies near Blackpool holiday homes

Thanks to farmers who dedicate their time to cultivating the best produce and chefs who invent dishes designed to honour the heritage, Blackpool has a rich food culture with unique recipes. Delicacies like seafood from the Morecambe Bay, such a shrimp and cockles, and butter pie, a shortcrust pie with potatoes and onions, can be found in many local restaurants and eateries throughout Blackpool. Whether you want to try a traditional favourite with a creative twist or go on a food tour of the past with all the delicacies of Blackpool, the restaurants and eateries near your holiday rental can turn your quick bite into a dining experience all its own.

Family friendly

Family fun near Blackpool holiday lettings

An array of kid-friendly attractions and entertainment venues are dotted throughout Blackpool, giving you plenty of options to entertain the kids Holiday homes are available near kid-friendly attractions like the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, a ghoulish, child-focused entertainment venue with live retellings of scary stories from the past, and Madame Tussauds, a wax museum with life-size replicas of famous historical icons and themed galleries. Nickelodeon Land, a children’s park with thrill rides and games, and Coral Island, a pirate-themed amusement centre with games and rides, will entertain the kids. For a more nature-focused experience with the kids, visit Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve, a nature reserve with reed beds, grasslands, open water and woodland scrub teeming with wildlife.

Where to stay around Blackpool?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 202 holiday lettings near Blackpool. From 90 Flats to 72 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Blackpool for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Blackpool?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Blackpool. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach: 282 holiday lettings
  • Blackpool Central Pier: 286 holiday lettings
  • Blackpool Beach: 284 holiday lettings
  • Blackpool Tower: 287 holiday lettings
  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach Station: 282 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Blackpool listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Blackpool?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 90 Flats in Blackpool. Our other popular types of Blackpool holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 72 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 23 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 23 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Blackpool?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Blackpool. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.