L A N C A S H I R E
Blackpool is a holidaymaker's destination that plays host to millions of British and European tourist during the summer months. It offers a wide expanse of beach and three piers dating back to Victorian times that offer enough amusements to keep most anyone satisfactorily occupied. Make sure that you book your next vacation here; you can find Blackpool hotels online for a low and affordable rate.
Blackpool's popularity came with the arrival of the railroad in 1846 which transformed a sleepy fishing village into a getaway for factory workers in nearby Lancashire and Yorkshire. The towns landmark is the Blackpool Tower, a replica of the Eiffel Tower built in the early 1890s. At the tower's base you will find the Tower Circus and Ballroom. Of architectural note are the Victorian Winter Gardens with its theatre and ballroom and the Town Hall.
Fun seekers will want to visit the famous "Golden Mile" at the heart of the Promenade that runs the length of the beach that is full of amusements and food stands. Also Pleasure Beach offers a monorail, roller coaster, Space Tower and other thrill rides. Other attractions include Stanley Park with a boating lake and the Grundy Art Gallery. New shopping centre complexes extend the lure of Blackpool beyond the summer as does the fall "Illuminations" that light up the Promenade from early September through late October.
Virtual Blackpool Basic info...what's on, where to stay, beaches, entertainment, tourist, etc. Goofy graphics.
John Miller's Big Dipper Roller Coaster at Pleasure Beach History of Roller Coaster with photos dating back to 1953.
The Blackpool Citizen Local news
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The Lyndene Hotel On the Promenade between the Central and South piers, street map and prices.