Blackpool town guide
A holiday resort stretching along the Lancashire coast with distant views towards the Lake District, Blackpool is famous around the world for its wide sandy beaches, piers and vast fun-fair. Blackpool Tower, over 500 feet tall, built by Eiffel, of Eiffel Tower fame of Paris, has breathtaking views from the top.
The promenade runs for seven miles along the coast. There is a tram service along the Promenade all the way from South Shore to Fleetwood, well worth a trip on a less clement day. From early September to late October, Blackpool Illuminations are a great attraction, when even the trams running along the Promenade are covered in thousands of coloured lights.
Blackpool was immortalised by Stanley Holloway in his most famous monologue of the Lion and Albert.
Blackpool is also convenient for a daytrip to the Lake District, so that it is worth getting a hire car to make full use of your visit.