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  1. 2 hours ago · World Fireworks Championship 2023. North Pier Blackpool is the oldest of the three world-famous piers in Blackpool. Visit Blackpool North Pier for family shows entertainment.

    • Opening in 1863
    • 1860s - 1880s
    • 1930s - 1940s
    • 1960s - 1990s
    • 2000s
    • 2020

    On the 21 May 1863, more than 20,000 visitors attended the opening ceremony of Blackpool Pier – now known as North Pier. Designed by Eugenius Birch – the second of 14 piers to be created by him - North Pier was built by Glasgow Engineering firm Richard Laidlaw and Son at a cost of £11,740 with a promenade measuring 468 yards long and 9 yards wide. ...

    When the Government agreed to allow a second pier to be built in Blackpool, it was decided that North Pier would focus its efforts on catering to the ‘better classes’, charging for entry and including attractions such as an orchestra and band concerts. To further enhance this, in 1874 the pier was enlarged, and the Indian Pavilion was constructed a...

    Between 1932 and 1933, alterations included transforming the open-air stand into the Sun Lounge with amazing views. 1936 saw more damage wreaked after a steamer collision resulted in a 10ft gap. In 1938, the Indian Pavilion was severely fire damaged leading to the construction of the North Pier Theatre, which that same year was also destroyed in a ...

    In 1960, the pier saw the addition of an amusement arcade and the much-loved Merrie England Bar, popular for many years. The rebuilt North Pier Theatre narrowly escaped damage when a fire broke out in 1985 but fortunately was spotted by performer Vince Hall. It was time for a fresh new look in the 1980s with a new Victorian style entrance costing £...

    In 2004, North Pier was recognised as ‘Pier of the Year’ by the National Piers Society. It is one of the few remaining examples of Birch's classic pier architecture and is a Grade II Listed building, the only Blackpool pier to hold that prestigious status. In 2011, local family, the Sedgwick’s, took ownership of the resort’s three piers and vowed t...

    North Pier has witnessed many changes over the years. Most recently has been the addition of Bloom Bar and its glamorous neighbour, The Garden! Situated at the end of the pier, this is a luxurious lounge where you can take in magnificent sea-scapes and sunsets you won’t see anywhere else. North Pier recently honoured Blackpool legend, Joe Longthorn...

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  3. North Pier is the most northerly of the three coastal piers in Blackpool, England. Built in the 1860s, it is also the oldest and longest of the three. Although originally intended only as a promenade, competition forced the pier to widen its attractions to include theatres and bars.

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    • 21 May 1863
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  4. Apr 20, 2024 · Blackpool North Pier is the Heritage Pier, with fun and entertainment for the whole family. Take a stroll along the decking and take in the view then sit awhile and breathe in the salty sea air. There’s always something to see and do here… PLUS new bars to enjoy with amazing views over the sea!

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  5. North Pier. 1,298 reviews. #26 of 122 things to do in Blackpool. Piers & Boardwalks. Write a review. About.

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  6. NORTH PIER: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) Europe. United Kingdom (UK) England. Lancashire. Blackpool. Things to do in Blackpool. North Pier. 1,298 reviews. #26 of 122 things to do in Blackpool. Piers & Boardwalks. Write a review. About.

  7. Blackpool North Pier is the longest and oldest pier of the three, dating back to 1863. The North Pier is the only Blackpool pier to hold Grade II listed status and is often classed as a family favourite for visitors. This charming pier is the epitome of seaside simplicity.

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