The Lancashire town of Blackpool isn’t necessarily the first place that many couples consider as a romantic destination – indeed, it is a resort more commonly associated with high-octane theme-park excitement than it is with lovers wishing sweet nothings into each other’s ears.
However, perusing the broad selection of Blackpool accommodation currently on offer for Valentine’s Day actually makes sense for more than a few reasons – such as those below.
Blackpool Tower simply has to be seen
Blackpool Tower – first opened to the public in 1894 – is a true icon of British romance, and not just because of its passable resemblance to the Eiffel Tower.
Of course, the view from the Tower is breathtaking enough, with the Blackpool Tower Eye affording you the opportunity to journey 380 feet into the air while gazing out from the five-centimetre thick glass viewing platform.
However, an even more inherently romantic spot is the legendary Ballroom. Open from 10am daily, its enchanting combination of elegant and refined interior decor and a unique sprung dance floor makes it just the place to dance the day away to the aural backdrop of a Wurlitzer organ.
There’s no greater pleasure than the Pleasure Beach
The amusement park known as Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been a fixture of this part of the Fylde coast since 1896, with the rollercoaster known quite simply as ‘the Big One’ having been the tallest and fastest in the world at the time of its 1994 opening.
Unfortunately, according to our latest information, the park won’t be officially open on Valentine’s Day this year. However, an event is set to be held celebrating the Big One in a slightly more intimate way, presenting visitors with the chance to walk the ride’s lift hill, right up to its 235ft summit.
It’s certainly a slightly less conventional way to mark Valentine’s Day! The starting times for the Walk The Big One experience are 5pm, 6pm and 7pm, with prices starting at £50 for a standard ticket. Specify a two or three-course dinner at the Big Blue Hotel Restaurant as well, and you’ll be paying £69.95 or £73.50 respectively.
The chance to dine in the finest Lancashire style
On the subject of Blackpool’s culinary pleasures, the imposing building of the White Tower Restaurant will probably give you a clue that it’s somewhere pretty special to dine. Sure enough, with its stunning views and succulent food made from locally sourced ingredients, it’s an unspeakably romantic dining establishment.
Reserve a table at the restaurant for this Valentine’s Day to take advantage of a set menu serving up such appetiser options as White Tower prawn cocktail, cream of asparagus soup or lobster salad.
This will be followed by an entree consisting of a chargrilled rib eye steak, pork fillet wrapped in Cumbrian ham, oven baked fillet of hake, panko crumbed Goosnargh chicken breast or Lancashire cheese and leek tart, and finally dessert. Secure your reservation by calling 01253 336346 or 01253 336311.
As you can see, Blackpool offers no shortage of opportunities for passion and romance, whether this Valentine’s Day or at any other time of the year. So why not take a look now at the Blackpool hotels currently available for less through a popular online booking platform such as Toprooms?