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Southport promenade

Southport is a large seaside town in Merseyside, England. Historically part of Lancashire, the town was founded in 1792 when William Sutton, an innkeeper from Churchtown, built a bathing house at what is now the south end of Lord Street. … Continue reading

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Horse and carriage, Blackpool

Visitors to Blackpool can become like lords and ladies by availing themselves of a ride along the promenade in a horse-drawn carriage.

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Blackpool’s Golden Mile

The area in Blackpool known as the ‘golden mile’ is actually just short of a mile in length and consists of amusement arcades, (such as Coral island pictured here), fortune tellers, souvenir shops and entertainment venues that stretch along the … 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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Ferris wheel, Blackpool

Blackpool is known for it’s Pleasure Beach, originally an old-school amusement park with vintage wooden roller coasters, situated towards the south of the resort. About ten years ago it became a ‘pay to enter’ area, with the rides inside then … Continue reading

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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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