Lives in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Since Nov 2009
35-49 year old male
I was born in London and moved to Morocco when I was several months old and spent the first few years of my life there. I have lived in France, Italy and spent a lot of time in Spain laterally Málaga in Andalucía almost a year prior to living in Edinburgh; where I have been living since 2000 and truly believe it's one of the most stunning, amazing cities to live in. I am a passionate traveller. I love exploring all parts of the world and enjoy walking round cities, trekking through mountains and have been to some weird and wonderful corners of the globe! My favourite and most visited destinations are Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Rome Málaga and Seville.
Observation Decks & Towers, Theme Parks
Piers & Boardwalks, Theme Parks
Performances, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Starting with an amazing 4D cinema experience, enjoy a trip up the Blackpool Tower Eye to enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the area. Plus, brave the 5cm-thick glass Skywalk if you dare! This is a great way to get your bearings, and as well as the observation deck, there are many other attractions to explore while you're here - including the Ballroom, the Circus, and the Dungeon to name just a few.
Built in the 1860s, primarily as a dancing venue and to launch the odd steamboat excursion, Blackpool Central Pier is the city's most popular. Close to the tower, it's home to a number of traditional seaside games and rides, such as the iconic 'hook the duck,' a Ferris wheel, and a Helter Skelter. You could easily while away a few happy hours here, especially with the family in tow!
Madame Tussauds is packed full of familiar celebrities, from famous soap stars to Hollywood superstars, plus kids favourites such as Spiderman, Bob the Builder and Shrek. Just opposite the Central Pier, this is a great rainy-day activity for families - get hands-on with these life-like waxworks, and keep your camera handy!
A great under the sea experience for the whole family, the 2,000 marine creatures on display here mean plenty of hands-on activities to keep the kids happy. Enjoy the Ocean Walkthrough Tunnel, get involved in feeding times, and don't be scared to ask the staff for more information about any of the exhibits - they're very attentive, and go out of their way to make sure everyone is having a good time.
Further down the promenade lies one of the most iconic amusement parks in the country, where adults and kids alike will find fantastic rides and thrills for all ages. There are also plenty of other things to keep you occupied at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, such as arcades, shows, and Nickelodeon Land.
Definitely my favourite ride at Blackpool Pleaseure Beach, The Big One is a thrilling steel roller coaster that climbs up to a height of 235ft, and drops at speeds of up to 87mph! Formerly known as Pepsi Max, it's currently the tallest and fastest in the country.
Also situated on the south side of Blackpool, Climbing Towers provides a fantastic venue for outdoor climbing in Bancroft Park. All ability levels are catered for, with bouldering walls up to 2.5 metres high. A great place to enjoy Blackpool in a less-crowded, more unique way!
Simple, traditional and tasty fish and chips - what's not to love? Pop into Bentleys for lunch on the go, or for an early supper with family or friends. The battered fish is cooked perfectly, and melts in the mouth — the chips are delicious too!
Take a step back in time and treat yourself to afternoon tea and dancing in this historic ballroom. The room is stunningly elegant, and the music played through the big Wurlitzer organ just adds to the nostalgic atmosphere. Well worth a visit.
Stanley Park is a lovely peaceful park that allows you to get away from all the tourist hustle and bustle, and simply relax. Take your pick from the range of outdoor activities on offer here - from crazy golf to pedalos to trampolining - or simply find a spare park bench and watch the world go by.
Blackpool Zoo is a 32-acre zoo that provides a home to over 1,500 animals from all over the world. There are lots of very popular exhibits to explore here, such as Gorilla Island, Lemur Wood, Orang-utan Outlook, Amazonia, and many more.
If you're visiting Blackpool between September and December, then you literally cannot miss the several miles of illuminated streets and trams that make up the 'Blackpool Illuminations.' Founded in 1879, this historic event brings with it a buzz and encapsulates everything that's great about Blackpool. An unforgettable evening activity - take a tram tour or stroll along the promenade to admire these dazzling light displays.
For a delicious British dinner of traditional homemade food, you can't go wrong at McHalls Bistro. Every dish is very tasty, well presented, and cooked to high standards; while the service is extremely friendly and efficient. Definitely the best of British in Blackpool!