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Teddy Bear being repainted at the Lightworks Illuminations Depot

Enjoy a Blackpool Heritage Tour around Lightworks - you might meet a Teddy!

Heritage Tours 2017

Resident or visitor, why don't you step back in time and find out about Blackpool's heritage, with tours in 2017

Blackpool goes hand in hand with glitz and thrills but it also has a long and fascinating past to celebrate, share and be proud of.

Embark on your journey through the jewels in the crown of Blackpool’s Heritage with a nationally accredited guide.

A truly one-off experience leaving you with magical memories of the past and the future.


More About Heritage Tours

A group of Blackpool volunteers are celebrating six years of touring behind the scenes of some of Blackpool’s most interesting buildings.

Blackpool Heritage Guides

The Blackpool Heritage Guided Tours are made up of community heritage champions who have been trained up to know all the history and trade secrets of Blackpool locations.

The volunteers went through a rigorous training session six years ago and now regularly deliver tours across the town every summer.

Visitors can learn about the landscape design and historical buildings and gardens that make up Blackpool’s Stanley Park. Created by Edwardian architect Thomas Mawson, the tour will explore the history of the park and culminate in a chance to climb the famous Cocker clock tower and take in the views from the top.

The Illuminations tours will take you behind the doors of one of Blackpool’s most famous exports, for the chance to see where the resort’s famous Illuminations are made and maintained.

Hear about the history of the Illuminations and see artwork designed from as far back as the 1920s, as well as seeing new illuminations being made and old favourites in storage, plus the chance to have your picture taken with the famous Illuminations switch-on switch.

New for 2017 are the Guided Heritage Tram Tours. Experience a thrilling ride in a 1914 heritage tram, while learning the history of our fascinating and unique resort. Landmarks include Blackpool Tower, The Imperial Hotel and the three piers. A new and exciting tour, suitable for all the family!


Find out More

Blackpool Heritage Guided Tours website

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Tours are listed in the Visit Fylde Coast Events Calendar.


New for 2017 - Heritage Guided Tram Tours

Blackpool Heritage Guided Tours and Blackpool Heritage Trams are thrilled to announce a new and exciting tour for the 2017 season.

Open Topped Blackpool Heritage Tram

Relax and enjoy a trip up Blackpool’s coastline with a guided tour of the remarkable landmarks and sites that line the promenade, continuing up into the historic fishing town of Fleetwood.

Experience a thrilling ride in a 1914 heritage tram, while learning the history of our fascinating and unique resort. Landmarks include Blackpool Tower, The Imperial Hotel and the three piers. A new and exciting tour, suitable for all the family!

More about Blackpool Heritage Trams

Guided Heritage Tram Tours - Scheduled dates for 2017:

Saturday 10th June, 2pm
Saturday 8th July, 2pm
Saturday 12th August, 2pm

Tour lasts approximately 2 hours, beginning and ending at the Pleasure Beach heritage stop.

More details, prices and book here 


Lightworks, Illuminations Depot Tours

Blackpool’s World famous Illuminations have captivated audiences for over one hundred years; from the first Royal visit by Princess Louise in 1912 celebrated with 10,000 lamps to the miles of digitally controlled features which now illuminate Blackpool’s Promenade for almost 3.5million visitors every year.

Guided Heritage tour of Lightworks

More about Lightworks here

We are inviting you to once again join our Heritage Guides as they introduce you to the fabulous Illuminations Collection, containing over 20,000 pieces from the 1920s to the present day including photographs, diagrams and beautiful original artwork showing the evolution of our beloved ‘Lights’.

You will them embark on a tour of Lightworks, the home of the Illuminations, to see how they are made from initial design to final construction. Be amazed at the scale of some of your favourite features and perhaps see some new ones in production. For those with illuminated autumn memories of Blackpool this is a tour not to be missed!

Lightworks - Scheduled guided tour dates for 2017:

Wednesday 31st May, 1.30pm
Saturday 17th June, 11.15am
Wednesday 5th July, 4.15pm
Saturday 29th July, 11.15am
Saturday 14th October, 11.15am
Wednesday 1st November, 1.30pm

Tours last for approximately 90 minutes.
Meeting point is the Lightworks reception at Squires Gate

More details, prices and book here 


Heritage Tours of Stanley Park

Take a guided Heritage Tour of Blackpool's beautiful Stanley Park.

Blackpool Stanley Park

Dating back to 1926 it's in a conservation area which includes many substantial properties built to a standard with many features including the Visitor Centre, Art Deco Cafe, Italian Garden, Cocker Tower, Bandstand, Lake, Floral Clock, Rose Garden as well as boats, islands and the model village.

More about Stanley Park here

Stanley Park- Scheduled guided tour dates for 2017:

​Sunday 16th July, 2pm
Sunday 20th August, 2pm

Tours last for approximately 90 minutes. Meet outside the Visitors Centre, located next to the café. A rare opportunity to visit the Cocker Clock Tower. (Please note, the stairs in the Cocker Clock Tower are steep and may not be suitable for visitors with mobility problems.)

More details, prices and book here


Walking Tours

Coming Soon!

More details here 


Find out More

Blackpool Heritage Guided Tours website

Follow Blackpool Guided Heritage Tours on Facebook

Tours are listed in the Visit Fylde Coast Events Calendar.

 
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