Blackpool is an incredibly popular seaside resort built on the North West coast of England, which is intensely popular with visitors from the nearby towns and cities which include Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and more. The town is also fanatically popular with Scottish folk who turn up in large groups in a similar fashion to the groups of factory workers of old on their company vacation. Occasionally it would seem as though the town is awash with hotels and entertainments and although there is an incredibly amount of bed and breakfasts in Blackpool it is better to make early reservations to be certain. Hotels varies from cheaper lodgings to five star. Many are situated on the sea front alternatively, if you prefer book somewhere more peaceful there are a few further inland.
Blackpool first started getting tourists in the 18th century who had arrived to enjoy the new craze of sea bathing. When the railway arrived, in 1846, the town witnessed more and more tourists arriving to”take the cure” as sea bathing was called then. Nowadays folk can travel to Blackpool by aeroplane, rail or road arriving there much faster than the Victorian tourists who would take up to two days from as close by as Manchester.
The Famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The primary attraction in the town of Blackpool, in Lancashire in the north west of England, which brings in roughly seven million visitors every twelve months, is Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The Pleasure Beach is a sprawling funfair with terrifying big rides, such as the Big One, Ice Blast, Valhalla, Grand National, Zipper Dipper and Wild Mouse, as well as many, many more thrill rides, sideshows, children’s rides, entertainments, roller coasters, games and sidestalls. The newest ride is Infusion, the world’s first to feature a coaster of suspended loops all of it being over water.
A useful tip: If you are visiting Blackpool as a group of people you can make considerable savings by buying an unlimited ride ticket especially if you will be going on as many rides as possible as the cost of each ride soon begins to add up.
Getting To Blackpool And B&B Accommodation
As mentioned earlier in this article, Blackpool is very easy to get to nowadays as it is possible to travel to the resort by train, automobile or aeroplane. If traveling by railway you will, more than likely, be arriving at Blackpool’s main station, Blackpool North found on Talbot Road. Not that fat away, just a little further down Talbot Road is situated the main bus and coach station. The other Blackpool train station, Blackpool South, is at Waterloo Road, South Promenade, which is far closer to the Pleasure Beach. Blackpool’s International Airport is found roughly 2 miles from the center of town and was previously known as, Blackpool Squires Gate Airport, one of the oldest airports in the UK.
Blackpool bed & breakfast accommodation is priced fairly low. Rooms are frequently cheaper in the off season and not such a bargain at weekends. Blackpool hotels are most expensive during the Illuminations, which is really Blackpool’s peak season.
Please note: Some B & B’s can be very busy especially those located close to Central and North Pier. If you rather stay somewhere less busy try booking a place beyond the North Pier.
by harry on April 18th, 2013 Tags: Blackpool, city break, city breaks, destination, destinations, England, family vacations, Holiday, holidays, leisure, Travel, travel and leisure, UK, United Kingdom, Vacation, vacations
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