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This is a short circular stroll around the area immediately next to The Wescoe during lockdown, starting and ending at Dean Street. Many of you will have never seen Blackpool this quiet and I’d guess that many of you will have never strolled behind the Sandcastle and seen the Art installations there; it’s the perfect place for strolling, cycling or just escaping the hustle and bustle. See for yourself!

 Cross the road at the end of Dean Street and this is the view to the right.

 This is the view to the left (South Pier).

 Stroll under the pier.

 Spot the original pier legs!

 Plenty of space to sit and enjoy the sunshine and the views.

 To the right a view of South Pier.

 Adrenaline rides on the end of the pier.

 To the left Blackpool’s man-made rock pools for a spot of rock-pooling

 Go up the steps behind the Sandcastle and enjoy views of “The Big One” South promenade with the wind organ and fish-tail shelter behind.

 Turn left, back onto the prom and enjoy views of the Sandcastle, indoor waterpark

 The casino is next door with gaming tables and live entertainment.

 Cross the road and you will find the entrance to the Pleasure Beach and crazy golf.

 Crazy Golf.

 Popular with families, the next stop is the Velvet Coaster with sea views & balconies

 A deserted prom during lockdown.

 Go Karting anyone?

 Back to the start of the circular tour … South Pier with its cafes, amusements and rides.

 

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1. One of my personal favourites, Italio restaurant on Lytham Rd … great Italian food & steaks. Good for evening meal or a special occasion

2. Jade Delight, Bond St (behind our car park) … yummy all you can eat Chinese buffet or choose from the menu; great value.

3. The Mandarin, Talbot Rd (near North Pier) … voted 3rd best Chinese restaurant in the country … delicious

4. G Casino, South Prom (next to the Sandcastle Waterpark) … lovely restaurant upstairs overlooking the gaming floor

5. Velvet Coaster, South Prom  … good value Wetherspoons pub grub

6. The Heritage, Lytham Rd … freshly made”posh” sandwiches and home-baked cakes in super clean, modern surroundings

7. Nunzios restaurant, Queen St (just off prom, near North Pier) … fab Italian dishes, steaks & early bird menu

8. Coral Island, Central Prom … carvery, fish & chips, seafood etc popular with families

9. The Plum Tree … chain eatery but worth the drive if you enjoy a good carvery (near B&Q)

10. The Cherry Tree … Hungry Horse pub with extensive menu, indoor & outdoor seating and play areas

11. Chain eateries galore … Nandos, 2 Pizza Huts, Frankie & Bennys, 2 MacDonalds, Bella Italia, Pizza Express, KFC, Burger King, Wetherspoons (3 in Blackpool) etc

PS I don’t eat spicy food myself but guests recommend The Kingfisher and Blue Diamond, both on Highfield Rd if you enjoy Indian food

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We are devastated to announce that the Wescoe will be closed for the foreseeable future.

 

This has been a heartbreaking decision for Allan and I and one that we have not taken lightly. We must all follow Government advice not to travel in the interests of stopping the spread of this awful disease. We do not want to put the lives of our guests, ourselves or any of our families at risk.

 

We will miss all of our lovely guests but will re-open as soon as the Government says that it is safe to do so.

 

We’re sure that you will all be ready for a break when this is over and we will be ready and waiting to welcome you all back!

If you wish to make a risk-free booking for Summer or Illuminations (no deposit, no cancellation fees up to 24 hours before your stay) please visit www.thewescoeblackpool.com (and don’t forget to insert your 10% off promo code, WESCOE10).

 

Thank you for your continuing support and, in the meantime, STAY SAFE

 

angie & allan

01253 342772

07539 600632

 

 

 

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At The Wescoe Guesthouse, Blackpool, the well-being and safety of our guests is of the utmost importance.

Given the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, and the developing situation within the UK, you may be thinking twice before booking a holiday or break or you may be worried about a booking you have already made.

To try and help our customers to plan their holidays during the current pandemic we are suspending all cancellation charges. If you already have a booking and are diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been told to self-isolate, please contact us directly on 01253 342772 or 07539 600632 and we will do our best to help. Whilst we won’t be able to offer a cash refund of deposits paid we will allow any payment made to be used towards a holiday for a future date. There is absolutely no risk of you losing your money.

If you are nervous about making a new booking because none of us knows how long this outbreak will last, DON’T BE! New bookings will benefit from NO DEPOSIT NEEDED AND FREE CANCELLATION UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE DUE DATE OF ARRIVAL.

We have Summer holiday and Illumination dates still available and look forward to seeing you all then, happy and healthy 😊

 

 

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Angie & Allan would like to reassure visitors that The Wescoe Guest House remains free from Covid-19 & that every precaution is being taken in order to help protect guests and visitors, as well as members of our own family. May I also reassure you that we have always maintained high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, but will be re-doubling our efforts during this difficult period.We would ask all guests to follow Government advice, washing hands regularly, catching coughs and sneezes in a tissue and disposing of tissues in the covered bins provided.

The following additional precautions are being taken as part of our ongoing efforts to slow the spread of Covid-19:
  • Hand sanitiser is being supplied in the dining room and at he front door
  • Surfaces touched by multiple guests in public areas (eg, handles, doorbells and bannisters) will be sanitised regularly throughout the day
  • Hard bedroom surfaces (furniture, switches, kettles, remote controls etc) will be sanitised before each new set of guests arrive
  • Social distancing will be operational throughout the bulding
  • WE WILL SERVE BREAKFAST ON A TRAY TO GUESTS TO THEIR OWN BEDROOM; your server will wear a mask
  • Keys will be sanitised after every guest

Vigilance, high standards of hygiene and common sense will go a long way in helping limit the spread of this virus and we intend to maintain all 3 here at The Wescoe.

PS: don’t expect us to shake your hand if you knock at the door, nor offer hugs as you leave … needs must! 👍

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  1. Blackpool has miles of golden sand just waiting for you, your deck chair, picnic, bucket & spades. Stroll, paddle, lounge around or play ball games, the choice is yours! And South Beach has an award-winning BLUE FLAG!
  2. If sand isn’t your thing, the Spanish-style steps all along the Prom are just right for whiling away a couple of hours and indulging in a bit of people watching.
  3. Blackpool has not one, but 3 piers. Each has its own distinctive character but all have splendid views over the Irish Sea and plenty of places to rest awhile. There’s free live entertainment at weekends and in school hols.
  4. For a spot of retail therapy or window shopping there are loads of souvenir and independent shops as well as a dedicated shopping centre called the HoundsHill in Blackpool central.
  5. Stanley Park is a fabulous space for some outdoor fun … take scooters, bikes or simply enjoy a peaceful stroll away from the hustle and bustle of town. There is a lovely lake, children’s play area, woodland, Italian gardens, fountains, clock tower, Art Deco cafe, a bandstand with free music on Sundays, squirrels, ducks, geese etc etc
  6. Grundy Art Gallery (Queen Street) hosts regular exhibitions and events
  7. There is an art trail along New South Prom, with 10 art installations for you to explore, including a sea organ and a huge glitter ball
  8. Although Blackpool doesn’t have traditional rock pools, it does have some great places to look for crabs, starfish etc … try the man-made 6-sided hollow concrete blocks designed as part of the sea defences close to the Sandcastle Waterpark. Don’t forget your wellies!
  9. For 10 weeks in the Autumn (Sept to early Nov) the Illuminations shine out. Make sure you walk through the tableaux on North Shore and watch the Lightpool shows projected onto Blackpool Tower.
  10. Organ music more your style? Then head to the sun lounge on North Pier for a daily free concert featuring popular music.
  11. Are animals your preference? Then try a visit to Penny Farm Horse Sanctuary near the junction of the motorway/B&Q. There’s free entry and regular family fun days.
  12. Visit the RNLI Lifeboat Station on the seafront and take a look at the lifeboats.
  13. Every Friday evening in September there are spectacular fireworks displays off North Pier; these are the World Fireworks Championships and the display is best viewed between central and north piers.
  14. A great family event takes place on the Tuesday evening before the Illuminations are switched on. The Prom is closed to all traffic except pedal power! Families walk through the Lights or ride their bikes (every shape and size and often cleverly decorated) and there is a great atmosphere.
  15. Blackpool Airshow takes place every August … sit on the Spanish style steps and enjoy the displays
  16. Spot a heritage tram … every weekend and school holidays.
  17. Stroll around the Winter Gardens … restored to its former Art Deco glory. Well worth a look!
  18. Look out for Blackpool Heritage Open Days in September … behind the scenes tours at venues such as The Tower, The Grand Theatre, The Winter Gardens, The Pleasure Beach, The Salvation Army, the Vic Hospital
  19. There are loads of free events every year in Blackpool … fun runs, concerts, exhibitions, displays, Live entertainment, parades, car shows etc. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest updates!

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1. Get even wetter at the Sandcastle Indoor Waterpark! Slides, wave pools, adrenalin chutes, spa & cafe in tropical temperatures

2. Ice skating at the Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

3. Multiplex Cinema, Rigby Road for the latest blockbusters

4. Tower Dungeons … funny-scary (not scary, scary)

5. Tower Eye … 4D film & lift to the top of the Tower to walk on the glass floor

6. Sealife Centre … sharks, rays, octopus, seahorses etc

7. Tussauds Waxworks … don’t forget your camera for selfies with the stars

8. Houndshill Shopping Centre for indoor shopping … Debenhams, Clarks, Primark, Deichmann, Yours, Boots, Disney Store etc

9. Tower Ballroom … while away the afternoon to live organ music in fabulous surroundings or indulge in afternoon tea

10. Coral Island … amusement arcades with kids’ rides & casino

11. Indoor Crazy Golf, under the Sealife Centre and Dino Golf in the Tower

12. Play centres … Playbarn next to the zoo, Planet Kaos near Asda

13. Catch a matinee show or an evening performance … Legends, Hot Ice, Viva Cabaret Bar, Kings & Queens, Opera House, Grand Theatre

14. Escape Rooms … an hour to escape!

15. Ascent Trampoline Park

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1. The beach … long stretches of clean sand & it’s free (donkey rides available). South Beach is an award-winning Blue Flag beach.

2. Blackpool Zoo … meet the new arrivals and see the state-of-the-art Elephant Base Camp.

3. Blackpool Tower Circus … 2 hours of fantastic, edge of your seat entertainment with an amazing water finale

4. Sandcastle Indoor Waterpark … 18 exciting water rides and attractions in tropical temperatures whatever the weather outside

5. The Pleasure Beach … meet Dora or the Turtles & ride in Nickolodeon Land

6. The Playbarn … burn off energy in this indoor play zone (next door to the zoo)

7. Tower Eye … jump on the glass floor if you dare!

8. Sealife Centre … hands on pools plus shark tunnel. Meet the baby twin Blacktip sharks

9. Stanley Park … rowing boats on the lake, High Ropes, extensive play area, Art Deco cafe, lakeside walks

10. Mme. Tussauds Waxworks … interactive fun with your favourite celebs and meet the Marvel Heroes

11. Dino Golf … themed indoor crazy golf inside the warmth of Blackpool Tower

12. Catch the latest movies at the Odeon Multiplex cinema … Rigby Road

13. Ice skating … public skating sessions at Blackpool Ice Arena inside the Pleasure Beach

14. Ascent Trampoline Park … bounce to your heart’s content

15. Amusement arcades … South Pier, Coral Island etc … save those 2p pieces and play your own “Tipping Point” game