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Golden mile and Tower at Blackpool

A classic view of Blackpool’s ‘Golden Mile’ and Tower. Also on view is one of Blackpool’s famous trams. The tramway runs all the way from Fleetwood in the north, through Blackpool, to the Pleasure Beach in the south and beyond. … Continue reading

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Illuminations, Blackpool

Blackpool’s Illuminations spread along the promenade for a number of miles, from the Pleasure beach in the south to Bispham in the north. They remain a very popular annual attraction in the autumn, despite the sometimes inclement weather.

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Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool extends it’s summer season by hosting it’s famous Illuminations as an annual light show along the Promenade, from late August to early November. Sections of the display are changed every year to create a different set of themes over … Continue reading

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Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it is 518 feet tall and is the 120th tallest freestanding tower in the world.

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Blackpool Tower and beach

Blackpool boasts long golden sands, and around the tower is the ‘golden mile’ – a virtually mile long stretch of amusement arcades, fortune tellers and souvenir shops. In the 150’s and 1960’s Blackpool was the holiday entertainment centre of the … Continue reading

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Blackpool, Lancashire

Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Irish Sea coast of England. Built in 1894, the landmark Blackpool Tower houses a circus, a glass viewing platform and the Tower Ballroom, where dancers twirl to the music of a Wurlitzer organ. … Continue reading

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Pot of gold – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Rainbow on Blackpool beach. ‘Nuff said!

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