Blackpool Sea Life Centre

March 5, 2011 at 11:00 am
Blackpool is currently one of the hottest tourist destinations in England today. This can be attributed to the fact that it is home to one of the biggest numbers of attractions available in any one city. From the famous Blackpool Tower to the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool is famous for its interesting history and being a staunch supporter of the arts and culture. As such, scores of tourists flock to Blackpool on a yearly basis in an attempt to indulge in the splendid elegance of its magical atmosphere. One of the prime attractions in the Blackpool area is the Blackpool Sea Life Centre. That which started out as a small conservatorium back in 1979, has grown into what is now possibly the largest collection of marine life in an exhibition centre in the world today. Originally focusing mainly on tropical fish species, today, the Blackpool Sea Life Centre has marine creatures from all corners of the globe and attempts to recreate the undersea world for visitors. Visitors to the Blackpool Sea Life Centre will be able to experience that which is usually only reserved for scuba divers as they are taken into the magical world of marine creatures and undersea flora. From tidal rock pools, beds of eel grass, dark rocky caves, the icy deep to the sandy shallows, the Blackpool Sea Life Centre promises to be an experience that will captivate all but the most seasoned divers. Even fishermen, who are constantly out at sea and know how rich the marine life in the area is, will be fascinated by the amazing sights that await them at the Blackpool Sea Life Centre. BlackpoolSea Life Centre is now home to more than 1,000 different species of marine life and is recognized for its efforts in sea horse breeding. Apart from the amazing marine life, visitors will also be able to visit the Legend of Blackbeard exhibit, which tells the tale of how the feared pirate ship ended up as a home to tropical sharks and shoaling fish on the sea floor. The Blackpool Sea Life Centre is open from 10am daily and is closed only on Christmas day. Winter opening times might differ so please inquire about it if you are planning a winter visit. Tickets are priced at 11 British Pounds for children, 12 for senior citizens and 14 for adults. Children below the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.