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The 11 best things to do in Blackpool

They don't make seaside resorts like this one anymore (which is a shame): the best things to do in Blackpool are, simply, unbeatable. Giving you plenty of opportunities to sample its iconic beachside attractions, everything about this place is quintessentially English seaside, from the Pleasure Beach to the Tower to the waxworks to the ballroom to the... we could go on. And on. However, along with the famous attractions of Blackpool, there's another side to the town. Make sure you check out alternative things to do like visiting an art gallery and exploring the surrounding area—you'd be aMAZEd what activities are waiting to be discovered... Looking for a place to stay? Check out our list of best cheap hotels in Blackpool. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

Best cheap hotels in Blackpool

Ah! There’s no more quintessential a UK holiday, surely, than a trip to a seaside town. And while its heyday as a popular resort might be a thing of the past, Blackpool remains a fun, charming place to visit – with enough great things to do to retain a lot of its appeal. But what with all those slot machines, fairground rides and ice-cream pitstops, a trip to the seaside can winding being a little costly. So should you be looking to save a bob or two when booking accomodation, we’ve rounded up the best budget hotels in Blackpool to help you save the pennies.