New Homes in Blackpool
Live the life
Located in Lancashire on the North West coast, Blackpool is a traditional seaside town famed for its pleasure beach and iconic tower. Whether you’re walking along the promenade, taking the kids to the water park or enjoying the annual illuminations, you’ll always have plenty to keep you entertained close to your new home in Blackpool.
Things to see and do
Blackpool is known for its thrill-seeking pleasure beach, where you can ride roller coasters or take the kids to Nickelodeon Land. There are lots of other family-friendly attractions nearby, including Blackpool Zoo, Blackpool Sea Life Centre and Blackpool Model Village.
The most recognisable building in the town is Blackpool Tower, where there’s a 4D cinema and a glass-bottomed skywalk along with regular events. One of the biggest tourist attractions is the annual Blackpool Illuminations, a free light show that starts in September and lasts for two months.
Other places of interest in the town include Blackpool Tower Dungeon, Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool Ice Arena and the piers. The stretch of beach known as the Golden Mile is ideal for sunny summer days, while there’s a quieter beach nearby at Lytham St Anne’s.
If you enjoy getting out and about in the evenings, you can go and see a show at the Grand Theatre or the Winter Gardens Opera House.
For families moving to the area, it’s good to know there are a number of highly rated schools in and around the town. Blackpool CofE St Nicholas Primary School, Heyhouses Endowed Church of England Primary School and Hodgson Academy are all considered ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, while independent education is on offer at The St Anne’s College Grammar School.
If you have older children who’d like to study for a degree without moving away from home, Blackpool and the Fylde College runs degree courses with the University of Lancaster.
Getting to Blackpool
Blackpool is next to the M55 and just a short drive from the M6. The town also has three train stations and a tram line, so it’s easy to travel within the town and further afield.
From Preston, the journey to Blackpool takes around 30 minutes by car or 25 minutes by train, while the drive from Lancaster takes 40 minutes via the M6. If you’re travelling from Manchester, the journey takes one hour by car or one hour 10 minutes by train.
For trips to London, the train takes just two hours 40 minutes from Blackpool with one change in Preston. When it’s time to go on holiday, the town has its own small airport, while Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are just over an hour’s drive away.