Blackpool, Lancashire, North West England

Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Lancashire coast in North West England. The town is on the Irish Sea, between the Ribble and Wyre estuaries.

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Blackpool rose to prominence and as a major centre of tourism in England when a railway was built in the 1840s connecting it to the industrialised regions of Northern England.

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In 1881, Blackpool was a booming resort with a population of 14,000 and a promenade complete with piers, fortune-tellers, public houses, trams, donkey rides, fish-and-chip shops and theatres.

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Blackpool is heavily dependent on tourism. In what is often regarded as its heyday (1900–1950), Blackpool thrived as the factory workers of Northen England took their annual holidays there en masse.

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Modern Blackpool still has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment. For families there are literally hundreds of things to do with the kids from the sandcastle waterpark, to the Blackpool Tower, Three Piers, amusement arcades or simply a day on the beach.

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Art Deco Heaven at the Winter Gardens
Art Deco Heaven at the Winter Gardens
Blacpool Tower Viewing deck

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Promenade tram ride on a prestigious Heritage Tram. As iconic a part of Blackpool as the Tower, come and relive the art deco era of the heady thirties when streamline was all the rage! –https://www.blackpooltransport.com/heritage-tram-tours

If you are lucky, catch a beautiful sunset at the Blackpool Promenade.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackpool

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