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Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, Lancashire in England which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris it rises to 158m (518 ft 9 inches). The Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
Blackpool is a popular seaside resort, and the beach-front tower is still a major attraction. It is lit during the annual Illuminations, when the town and seafront are decorated with colourful illuminated displays for six miles along the promenade.


Tower Top
Take a ride to the Tower Top where you will be amazed what you can see on a clear dayfrom North Wales to the Lake District.

Tower Ballroom
Come and take a twirl on this world famous dance floor or simply enjoy high tea in this magnificent Victorian setting as the world dances by.

Tower Circus
The Tower Circus is positioned at the base of the tower, between its four legs. The circus first opened to the public on 14 May 1894 and has not missed a season since.
The circus ring can be lowered into a pool of water and holds 42,000 gallons at a depth of up to 4 ft 6 inches, which allows for Grand Finales with Dancing Fountains. The Tower Circus is one of four left in the world that can do this.
Today, the circus is produced and directed by Hungarian Laci Endresz. A live band (sometimes accompanied by Mooky the Clown) provides all the music for the show, often dynamically syncing with the performers' movements. The circus band play a variety of different songs, usually Latin for the acts. In the winter the circus stages a pantomime instead of the regular show.

Tower Aquarium
Learn all about the creatures of the deep in the Tower's magical undersea world. There are dozens of species of fish, including everything from the giant Pacu to tiny sea horses, living in a host of purpose-built tanks.

Jurassic Walk and 3D Cinema
Travel back through time and meet the Jurassic giants roaming through the dinosaur landscape, then you can don the 3D glasses and feel right in the middle of the action as you sit in the cinema watch the screen come to life, great fun for all the family.

Jungle Jim's Towering Adventureland
Experience the UK's ultimate indoor adventure playground, set within an amazing themed 'Lost City' - with giant Inca Gods guarding the entrance! Inside, awaiting all your brave explorers, is a fun-tastic range of swinging, sliding and climbing contraptions plus a fabulous interactive quest to find hidden treasure!

Restaurant 1894 which celebrates the year Blackpool Tower first opened to the public at the height of the Industrial Revolution. This fabulous new self-service eatery offers quality food and excellent value, in a truly unique setting to guarantee an unequalled dining experience.

Opening Times
Varying opening times between 10:00am and 20:00pm please contact the tower to ask for specific opening times.

Prices can vary but average price for admission is £17 for an adult and £14 for seniors and children.

Getting there
Junction 32 of M6, take M55 for Blackpool
Exit at Junction 4 and follow signs for ATTRACTIONS and CENTRAL CAR-PARKS.

Contact Details:

Blackpool Tower & Circus
The Promenade

Telephone: 01253 622 242
Website: http://www.theblackpooltower.co.uk