Blackpool is a town in North West England. It lies on the
Lancashire coast, between the Wyre and Ribble estuaries, and overlooks the
Irish Sea. The town is approximately 15 miles from Preston and 27 miles from
Bolton. It has a population of over 130,000, and is regarded as the most densely
populated town in Lancashire.
In the 18th century, Blackpool was one of the
most fashionable places in Britain. Many would flock there in summer to
sunbathe on its sandy beach, and, by the 19th century a number of
new buildings were erected in the town.
It was during that time that Blackpool’s prominence as a tourist
hub grew. The town formed part of a number of industrialised regions in
Northern England, and boomed thanks to rail development and an increase in
These days, Blackpool is popular seaside resort with various
landmarks and attractions. Its economy plays host to both small businesses and
large employers include National Savings and Investments (NS&I). Top sites
include the Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, The Grand Theatre and
Blackpool Zoo. For shopping, head to the small shopping arcade, North Pier. A
number of famous films have been shot in Blackpool including Funny Bones and
The Parole Officer.
The town boasts several major events throughout the year
including musical festivals and dance competitions. Blackpool Illuminations,
for example, has been running since 1979, and brings together a series of
exciting lighted displays, whilst the Blackpool Dance Festival packs some
serious ballroom action. Regeneration is currently underway in Blackpool, and
it’s expected that further transformation will arrive in the years to come.
Blackpool offers a number of transport links. You can travel
to the town by bus or coach via the companies Blackpool Transport, Stagcoach
and National Express or arrive by train. There are total of eight train stations
in Blackpool including Blackpool North and Blackpool South. Blackpool also has
its tramway, which runs from Starr Gate to Fleetwood. The main airport is
Blackpool International Airport.
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