Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, Lancashire in England which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it rises to 158m (518 ft 9 inches). The Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. The tower can be seen from most places within a 30-mile (48 km) radius including Barrow-in-Furness, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Southport. It is a Grade 1 listed building.
Blackpool Tower in popular culture
The 1947 film Dick Barton Strikes Back featured a fight scene on the tower.
The 1995 film Funny Bones features the tower in several key scenes.
In April 2007, punk rock band, Revisit performed on the Walk of Faith at the top of the tower.