Bright and brash Blackpool has achieved the impossible - reinventing itself for the 21st Century without compromising
that truly 'British' charm for which it became famous. Blackpool still holds the crown for being the UK's favourite seaside
resort and never fails to live up to its reputation, or the odd stereotype!
Think fish n' chips on a windy pier, donkey rides on the beach, a crescendo of bells from surrounding arcades and more
bright lights than you can shake a stick at - and there is Blackpool in a nutshell.
Sort of an English Las Vegas by the sea, if you will.
The real beauty of Blackpool is the feeling that while vast advances have been made since Victorian time, the great
majority of its makeup is pretty much the same as it has always been. From historic wooden roller coasters to every
mini-golf cliche in the book and that unmistakable tower built in 1984, Blackpool is a pure slice of the real British
seaside as it should be. And it's as proud as Punch about being everything a British seaside resort should be - complete
with sticks of rock and Kiss me Quick hats.
For dining and drinking, Blackpool is essentially like your average High Street - expect big chain stores, UK eatery
standards and enough fast-food takeaways to feed two small armies. But don't think that it's all burgers and candyfloss.
There are some very classy establishments that visitors in the know can search out for exceptional food and quality
entertainment all year round. The same applies to shopping as while for the most part Blackpool is filled with true
English High Street chains and general stores a plenty, there are high-end boutiques and independent shopping arcades
are dotted around the town.
Boredom in Blackpool is simply an impossibility, as the 'Golden Mile' between Blackpool Tower and the Pleasure Beach
is more likely to breed overstimulation. From rides to zoos to freak shows to boast rides to bungee jumps and countless
others, Blackpool is THE place to go to discover how the Brits do the seaside.