Directions to the Park

Stanley Park

By Car

The park is situated south-east of Blackpool town centre, adjacent to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. It is flanked by North Park Drive, East Park Drive (A587) and South Park Drive. Follow the tourist signs off Junction 4, M55.  The main gate is on West Park Drive opposite a large roundabout.

Car Parking is inside the park by the cafe and along the entrance drive.  Also there is roadside parking on North Park Drive and metered parking on East Park Drive.

By Foot

A nice walk from the town centre along Hornby Road, straight along then across the main road take the right fork along Mere Road to the main gate.  About a mile.

In the town centre Hornby Road starts outside Central Car Park on Central Drive.

By Bus

Blackpool Transport buses to the park are the open top ones until beginning of November.

Route 20 goes from the Pleasure Beach to the Town Centre and then to Stanley Park main gates and Marton Mere every 30 minutes.

Routes 15 and 16 are the Blackpool South Circular.

Route 15 goes from the Town Centre to the Zoo then to South Shore before returning to Stanley Park Gate and direct to the Town Centre.
Note: The Zoo is close to the park.

Route 16 goes from the Town Centre to Stanley Park Gates then to South Shore before returning to the Zoo and then the Town Centre.

Other routes that go near the park to Newton Drive and the Hospital, say 300 yards away, are the 10, 17 to Poulton and 2c to Knott End.  Also the 5 goes to the hospital.

Blackpool Transport website contains full details. It’s worth checking the latest information and the routes are quite complex.

Bus route map:

A private bus company operates service 21 using heritage buses from the Promenade to Stanley Park and the Zoo.

Salisbury Woodland

Salisbury Woodland Gardens is located in south-east Blackpool, on the corner of East Park Drive (A587) and Woodside Drive which leads to the Zoo.  The garden’s can be accessed by pedestrians only. Visitors can park on East Park Drive or enjoy a longer walk from Stanley Park, situated opposite.  Blackpool Transport Line 16 and the open-top City Sightseer buses stop opposite the gardens at Blackpool Zoo.

By Train

Northern Rail are the main operators in the area direct from Preston, Manchester, Bolton, Blackburn, York, Liverpool to Blackpool North Station.  First Trans-Pennine also provide a service to Manchester Airport.  Virgin have one direct train a day to and from London.

Map of Park location

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map of the park location