Blackpool Heritage Tours

Blackpool Tower Heritage Tours with entry to the magnificent Ballroom

Blackpool Tower Heritage Tours with entry to the magnificent Ballroom

Discover Blackpool’s rich seaside heritage on a Heritage Tour led by qualified Blue Badge tour guides. The resort is packed with Grade Listed piers, theatres, parks, vintage rides and attractions including iconic landmarks like Blackpool Tower, Winter Gardens, North Pier and the Grand Theatre. Lesser known heritage treasures like inland Stanley Park also feature on Blackpool’s selection of heritage tours.

History is all around you in Blackpool - Flying Machines, Pleasure Beach's oldest ride

History is all around you in Blackpool – Flying Machines, Pleasure Beach’s oldest ride

You can also join special Heritage Tours of Blackpool Tower accompanied by fully accredited guides – the perfect opportunity to explore the illustrious seaside heritage of this Grade 1 Listed British icon. Or book a Heritage Tour of Frank Matcham’s Grand Theatre and explore back stage theatre spaces, dressing rooms and more. Theatre and Tower Heritage Tours explore hidden corners often missed on an event, show or attraction visit. Visit the Blackpool Heritage Tours website to find out more on other themed and tailor-made tours available including a North Shore, South Shore, Town Centre and Pier to Pier Tour. Why not create your own or request a special themed tour be created for your group!

Tower Heritage Tours

The Blackpool Tower Heritage Tours are a unique opportunity to explore the many hidden corners and ornate interiors of this Grade I Listed seaside gem.

The Grand Theatre Heritage Tours

Blackpool’s Grade II Listed Grand Theatre leaves the same memorable mark on contemporary visitors as it did when it first opened its doors in the 1890s. A magical theatre space created by the famous theatre designer Frank Matcham, no journey into Blackpool’s heritage is complete without a tour, or taking in a show. The Grand is amongst the top 8% of England’s listed buildings and 1 of 30 Grade Listed buildings here in Blackpool. Tours take you behind the scenes of the magnificent stage, down a network of staircases, dressing rooms and more, accompanied by informative guides who will fill you in on the fascinating history of the theatre and its creator Frank Matcham. Tours are from 11am to 12.30pm and run through the year – bookable online via the theatre’s website.

Heritage Tours of the Grade II Listed Grand Theatre Blackpool

Heritage Tours of the Grade II Listed Grand Theatre Blackpool

Where to Stay

Heritage is all around in seaside Blackpool, and it’s not just the piers, pavilions, historic theatres and theme park rides. The resort is brimming with beautiful Victorian and Edwardian hotels and Bed & Breakfast accommodation, modernised to the highest standards, yet retaining all their historic charm and original features. Find a selection of wonderful B&B guest houses around North Shore’s pretty Gynn Gardens area or opt for a luxury historic hotel flanking the North Shore Promenade ideally close to Winter Gardens, Grand Theatre and Tower Heritage Tours.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.