Blackpool City Guide

Blackpool is situated along the Irish Sea and is a seaside town in the county of Lancashire, England. It can reached through the Blackpool International Airport, one of the oldest airports in the area. Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the Golden Mile are some of the main attractions that keep bring large number of tourists to city. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is the largest amusement park in Britain and the Golden Mile is the name given to the stretch of Promenade between the North and South piers in Blackpool, filled with shops restaurants, hotels, pubs and arcades. It is believed that the city got its name from Spen Dyke, the historical drainage canal that run through the city. Through this channel, colored water is discharged into the Irish Sea forming a black pool. Touring the city can be done in several ways. There’s the Blackpool Tramway, one of the major forms of transportation in the city. You can go around by bus, train, by boat and by car. Car rental services are easy to find within the city limits. Restaurants, clubs and dining areas sprawl the city. Most popular type of restaurants is the Fish and Chips, their version of Fast Food chains. Appropriately situated at the seafront or along the piers, “Chippys”, as locals call them are indeed worth visiting. Other popular restaurants would be Harry Ramsden’s and Mandarin, fore those who crave Cantonese or Oriental treats. Nightlife is certainly exhilarating in this side of Britain. Various bars and clubs cater to specific party-goers. If you want to rub elbows with the locals and have a chit-chat about the rich culture of their place, then The Last Orders Pub is the place for you. Duple Club is good for those who party together with their family. Events and festivities also make Blackpool famous. Tourists want to experience the Blackpool Dance Festival. Blackpool Illuminations is a festival showing a spectacular display of lights along the city coast. As with hotel and accommodation, Blackpool offers several hotels and hostels to its guests. You can splurge on 5-star hotels, or choose to go on a budget and allot money in other things by going to 3-star hotels.