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The Blackpool 01253 Area Code (Blackpool Dialling Code)

The 01253 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Blackpool area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01253 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Blackpool area code is (01253) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01253 Area Code?

The Blackpool 01253 dialling code intersects the counties of Blackpool and Lancashire in the North West Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01253 Blackpool dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01253 Blackpool dialling code area. If you are calling a local number within the same area code with a landline telephone you do not need to use the 01253 dialling code.

Phoning the 01253 Dialling Code from Outside of the UK

If you are calling from outside of the UK. You will need to add the code for dialling internationally. This varies country to country, followed by the UK country code (44) followed by the area code without the initial zero (1253).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441253
Europe00441253
Australia0011441253

Origins of the 01253 Blackpool Area Code

Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was 0253.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01253 area was BL3. The first two characters are taken from the letters B and L in BLackpool. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 2, 5 and 3.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01253 Blackpool area code
An old rotary dial for the 01253 Blackpool area code.

Map of the 01253 Blackpool dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01253 Blackpool phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01253 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01253 Blackpool area code
Map of the 01253 Blackpool area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Blackpool 01253-Blackpool dialling Code

Blackpool
Chorley
Cleveleys
Fleetwood
Hambleton (Wyre)
Kirkham
Lytham St Anne's
Morecambe
Pilling
Poulton-le-Fylde
Preesall
Preston
Staining
Stake Pool
Stalmine
Thornton (Wyre)
Weeton

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Blackpool 01253-Blackpool dialling Code

Blackpool (LCBLP) Blackpool
North Shore (LCNSH) Blackpool
Layton (LCLAY) Blackpool
Marton (LCMAT) Blackpool
South Shore (LCSSH) Blackpool
Cleveleys (LCCLV) Lancashire
Knott End (LCKNO) Lancashire
Poulton-le-fylde (LCPOU) Lancashire
Hambleton (LCHAM) Lancashire
Fleetwood (LCFLW) Lancashire
St Annes (LCSTA) Lancashire
Lytham (LCLYT) Lancashire