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Central Pier, Blackpool, Blackpool | Tourist Information

Central Promenade
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY1 5BB


Central Pier is one of three piers in the town of Blackpool, England.LocationThe pier is central in that it is located between the other two, but it was close to the site of the now-defunct Blackpool Central railway station about 550 yards south of Blackpool Tower. Since the coastline is very straight and flat, the pier simply extends at right angles to the sea front, roughly level with the promenade.HistoryThe success of the North Pier prompted the formation of the Blackpool South Jetty Company one year later in 1864. Impressed with the construction of Blackpool Pier (North Pier), the company hired the same contractor, Richard Laidlaw and Son of Glasgow for the project. This time, however, the company used the designs of Lieutenant-Colonel John Isaac Mawson rather than those of Eugenius Birch. When the pier was opened on 30 May 1868, it was 503 yards in length, 131 yards of which was a landing jetty for use at low tide. The first manager of the pier was Robert Bickerstaffe, coxswain of the first Blackpool lifeboat. Blackpool's lifeboat station is located next to Central Pier.From the start, the new pier's emphasis was on fun rather than the genteel relaxation provided at North Pier. In the early days fun was provided mainly by dancing facilities, but in the 20th century, roller skating was introduced along with fairground rides and amusement machines. Steamboat excursions departed from the landing jetty as they did from North Pier. The dance halls became less popular after the Second World War and the facilities were adapted into a theatre, bars and amusement arcades by the 1970s.

Amusement Near Central Pier, Blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Ocean Boulevard
Blackpool, FY4 1EZ

+44 (0) 871 222 1234

There’s something for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach! Britain’s most ride-intensive amusement park lies in a 42 acre site on the seafront and started with just one ride in 1896. The current Managing Director, Amanda Thompson, is the great-granddaughter of its founder, W.G Bean. There are over 125 rides and attractions, plenty of places to grab a delicious bite to eat plus spectacular award winning shows. If you love thrilling white-knuckle rides then Pleasure Beach is the place for you. Boasting an amazing 10 roller coasters including the world famous Big One, classic wooden coasters the Big Dipper and the Grand National and Infusion, the world’s only suspended looping coaster completely over water. If you prefer things at a more leisurely pace you can enjoy a trip on our very own steam train, the Pleasure Beach Express, take a cruise around the world on the River Caves or ride a Cheshire cat through Alice’s Wonderland. In 2013, the world's first Wallace & Gromit ride, The Thrill-O-Matic, opened at Pleasure Beach along with an exclusive Wallace & Gromit shop. Guests can ride this unique and amazing ride, meet & greet the characters in person and purchase exclusive souvenirs to make their visit unforgettable! Whatever your tastes, there is something to suit every palette at Pleasure Beach. Pleasure Beach’s newest restaurant, the Big Pizza Kitchen serves mouthwatering pizza, delicious pasta and fresh, crispy salad. If you want to grab something on the go, Coasters, The Plaice and Burger King are perfect places to get a bite to eat. If you want something a little bit special then The Grill is ideal. Our award-winning chef serves classic favourites in stylish surroundings with views of the world famous Blackpool promenade. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is also home to the UK's only Nickelodeon Land. This collaboration with Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, is 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach featuring 12 rides, a Nickelodeon shop, exciting games, a brand new family restaurant and opportunities to meet with famous Nickelodeon characters such as Spongebob Squarepants, Dora & Diego and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With so much to see and do there is no need to try and cram everything into just one day. Pleasure Beach has it’s very own hotel at the South end of the 42 acre park. The Big Blue Hotel is cool, chic and a haven of calm and style among the thrills of Britain’s top tourist attraction and is setting the new standard for holiday and business accommodation. This unique hotel consists of 157 beautifully designed bedrooms sized to american style specifications and sporting a totally contemporary feel. Sumptuous fabrics, state-of-the-art lighting, DVD players in every room, funky family rooms and big, big beds are just a few of the innovative touches that make all the difference. Pleasure Beach Arena is home to the spectacular Hot Ice show. This award winning show brings together skaters from around the globe to create a stunning show. Hot Ice follows in the long running tradition of spectacular shows in Blackpool. The Pleasure Beach Arena has been home to regular ice shows since 1937, making it home to the longest running ice shows in the world! Hot Ice runs at The Arena every July through to September. The show is suitable for all members of the family, with elements that appeal to everyone! There are 2 great ways to enjoy Pleasure Beach. Guests can purchase either an unlimited ride wristband or a £6 Pleasure Beach Pass which allows access to the park along with the chance to experience the Pleasure Beach Express, Chinese Puzzle Maze, South Beach Show and the Spectacular Dancing Water Show. For more information on opening dates & times visit our website or call 0871 222 1234. To book tickets for Hot Ice, call 0871 222 9090 for bookings or visit Gate prices are £29.99 for adults and £26.99 for Juniors and Seniors. Family packages available. Online prices are always better value especially if you take advantage of our new 10 Day Advance saver offer.

Pasaje del Terror Blackpool
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
525 Ocean Boulevard, Casino Building, Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, FY4 1

01253 406618

Pasaje Del Terror is an interactive and realistic horror experience. Interactive walk through horror show with live actors. The most famous characters from the horror genre come to life within the confides of The Pasaje Del Terror to produce a unique, terrifying venture where the public become .... THE VICTIM! A theatrical setting arranged into 20 sets and with around 18 actors lurking in the darkness. This, combined with a wide selection of FX (sound, lighting, etc.) helps to create an absolutely compelling environment. Pasaje del Terror is an extraordinary experience in which groups of around 8-10 people embark on a terrifying journey, without any guide, through a labyrinth of hair-raising shocks and surprises.

Passage of Terror!
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
Casino Building, Ocean Boulevard.
Blackpool, FY4 1

01253 406618.

Central Pier
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
The Promenade
Blackpool, FY1 5BB


The Big Wheel!!
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
Blackpool, FY1 5BB

Blackpool Central Pier
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
The Promenade
Blackpool, FY1 5BB

01253 623422

Blackpool Tower Jungle Jim's
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Blackpool Tower
Blackpool, FY1 4

North Pier, Blackpool
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
The Promenade
Blackpool, FY1 1

+44 1253 623304

North Pier is the most northerly of the three coastal piers in Blackpool, England. Built in the 1860s, it is also the oldest and longest of the three. Although originally intended only as a promenade, competition forced the pier to widen its attractions to include theatres and bars. Unlike Blackpool's other piers, which attracted the working classes with open air dancing and amusements, North Pier catered for the "better-class" market, with orchestra concerts and respectable comedians. Until 2011, it was the only Blackpool pier that consistently charged admission.The pier is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building, due to its status as the oldest surviving pier created by Eugenius Birch. As of 2015 it is still in regular use, despite having suffered damage from fires, storms and collisions with boats. Its attractions include bars, a theatre, a carousel and an arcade. One of the oldest remaining Sooty glove puppets is on display commemorating Harry Corbett buying the original puppet there.LocationNorth Pier was built at the seaward end of Talbot Road, where the town's first railway station, Blackpool North, was built. Its name reflects its location as the most northerly of Blackpool's three piers. It is about north of Blackpool Tower, which is roughly the midpoint of Blackpool's promenade. The sea front is particularly straight and flat on this stretch of coastline, and the pier extends at right angles into the Irish Sea, more or less level with the promenade.

Tour Agency Near Central Pier, Blackpool

Pleasure Beach Staff
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
Oceon Boulevard
Blackpool, United Kingdom fy4 1ez

0871 222 1234

Iliketomoveit Removals
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
simpson street
Blackpool, United Kingdom fy41hs


Away Days Coach Tours
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Blackpool Coach Park
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY1 5AR


Hi-Line Transport
Distance: 0.4 mi Tourist Information
Blackpool Old Road
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY3 7LX

01253 893423

Magic Holidays UK
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Regus House, 16 Queen Street
Blackpool, United Kingdom FY1 1PD

0118 970 7476

Magic Holidays specialises in putting together both pre packaged and tailor made holidays to Florida. All staff have extensive knowledge of Florida along with a real passion for the destination giving first hand knowledge of the resorts, attractions and accommodations Florida has to offer. Whether it be Orlando, the coast or Cruises, travelling as a couple, family or larger group we have experienced members of staff waiting for your call. We pride ourselves on providing good advice and great customer service to get the best holiday for you. All of our holidays are fully atol bonded (Atol 7227) which means your monies are completely secure and will be issued your atol certificate with your confirmation details.