Trains to Blackpool
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Travelling to Blackpool by train
Build a sandcastle, ride a rollercoaster, and walk down the promenade with an ice cream cone in this quintessential English seaside town. A short ride from Preston and Liverpool, Blackpool has everything you could want from a British beach, right down to the chip-stealing seagulls. With plenty of attractions like Blackpool Zoo and Sandcastle Waterpark, as well as miles of sandy beaches, Blackpool should be high on anyone’s list for a classic day out with the kids.
Home to a menagerie of rare animals from wild cats to wallabies, lions to lemurs and more, animal-lovers will find plenty to discover at Blackpool Zoo. There are several must-see exhibits including the awe-inspiring Gorilla Mountain featuring a family of Western Lowland gorillas led by silverback, Bukavu. There’s also the wildly popular Dinosaur Safari, which allows visitors to take a trip back to prehistoric times for a walk with the dinosaurs.
Marton Mere Nature Reserve
If you’ve seen all there is to see beside the seaside, or if you just fancy a little time away from the bright lights and wurlitzers, why not take a short trip to nearby Marton Mere Nature Reserve? Recognised by the Woodland Trust as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the reserve plays host to a variety of birds as they migrate throughout the year. Take a tranquil stroll around the mere itself, or enjoy a spot of bird watching and see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Marton Mere isn’t just about the birds either, be sure to check out the otter enclosure, the pond dipping zone and eco-garden.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
If thrills and spills are your thing, Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach is the place to find them, with a selection of rides to suit fun-seekers of all ages. If you’re looking for a serious adrenaline rush, you’ll be well-served by the Big One, the Big Dipper and the Ice Blast. If you’re after something a little less intense, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy, from traditional rides and ice skating to kid-friendly attractions like Nickelodeon Land.
Miles of golden beaches punctuated by no less than three separate piers, each with their own attractions and amusement arcades – it’s no wonder Blackpool has been drawing in the tourists since the 18th Century. Here you’ll find all the hallmarks of the Great British seaside town, from fish and chips to fairground rides, as well as a few iconic touches all of its own, like the refurbished Victorian tram system and, of course, plenty of sticks of Blackpool rock.
In the shadow of Blackpool Tower, you’ll find one of the UK’s largest pieces of public art, the Comedy Carpet. This walk-on installation celebrates the nation’s best-loved comedians through jokes, songs and famous catchphrases. Get ready for a few laughs as you take a stroll through British comedy history… just like that.
Located on Blackpool promenade, a brief 20-minute walk from nearby Blackpool North station, this world-famous wax museum is one of the town’s most-visited attractions. It features everyone from international mega celebs like Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande to Best of British favourites like John Bishop, Paddy McGuiness and Ed Sheeran. You’ll feel like you’re rubbing shoulders with the stars as you move through the museum’s many marvellous exhibits.
Royal Lytham & St Annes
If you’re looking to squeeze in a few rounds on your next trip to Blackpool, Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club is just a short jaunt from the station and is widely regarded as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world. Established in 1886, the course boasts a picturesque clubhouse, onsite hotel, The Dormy, and panoramic views of the surrounding area – including Blackpool Tower in the distance. Royal Lytham & St Annes features on rotation for the British Open, and played host to the 45th Walker Cup in 2015.
Sandcastle Water Park
Pack your swimsuit for a visit to Blackpool's ever-popular Sandcastle Waterpark. Located near the Pleasure Beach, it’s the UKs largest indoor waterpark, with an 84-degree tropical climate that will delight anyone looking for some respite from the brisk sea breeze. With loads of slides, fun pools, water chutes, a wave machine and more, it’s a guaranteed hit for a family day out.
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How long does it take to get to Blackpool from London?
We run direct trains from London Euston to Blackpool North that’ll get you to the seaside in under three hours – perfect for a day trip. If you’re closer by, it’s just 1 hour 17 minutes from Liverpool Lime Street. For further details, head over to our London Euston to Blackpool timetable for the latest travel information.
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