Visit Blackpool and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Blackpool, Lancashire. This lively, crowded, jostling seaside resort is busiest during the summer months. If there is a form of holiday entertainment that Blackpool cannot provide it is difficult to think of. The town began to develop as a recreational resort in the mid-18th century. Its popularity has grown with the years and it attracts 10 million visitors during the summer season. The town stretches along the Lancashire coast with a resident population of some 142,000, annually swollen by the hordes of people lured to this metropolis of pleasure packed with all the elements of a vast fun-fair. Yet beside the strident and overcrowded entertainments, there is another and a quieter Blackpool — a resort of spacious parks and bowling greens for those who prefer their recreation in a more individual form. The town claims to have everything for holidays, from old-style tram rides along the sea-front to remedial and sauna baths.
The tower is Blackpool's great landmark. This show piece and engineering feat is well worth inspection. Housed in the tower is a fine aquarium, a circus, a ballroom and the well-known organ. Except in windy weather, the lift carries passengers to a height of 518 ft for the breathtaking view from the top. The b-mile promenade runs for 7 miles and is well known for its spectacular autumn illuminations. The famous illuminations are a great attraction from early September to late October, when 6 miles of promenade, the tower and the pleasure beach are lit up. Funfair thrills from dodgems to bingo are to be found along the stretch of the promenade known as the 'Golden Mile', and on the three piers. The trams on the sea-front are the only survivors of their kind in England.
By contrast, there are inland walks to Anchorsholme, 4 miles north, and the 300—acre Stanley Park has a rose garden, a boating lake, tennis courts, a skateboard park, a golf course and a cricket ground.
Nearby cities: Preston
Nearby towns: Blackburn, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Lytham, Morecambe, Poulton-le-fylde, Southport
Nearby villages: Catterall, Elswick, Freckleton, Garstang, Kirkham, Pilling, Preesall, Thornton, Warton
Have you decided to visit Blackpool or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Blackpool bed and breakfast (a Blackpool B&B or Blackpool b and b)
- a Blackpool guesthouse
- a Blackpool hotel (or motel)
- a Blackpool self-catering establishment, or
- other Blackpool accommodation