Blackpool Journals

A Trip to the Fylde Riviera!

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A travel journal to Blackpool by dkm1981

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Quote: Things to do, see and eat in Blackpool and the surrounding area.

Sandcastle Waterpark

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Attraction | "Expensive but Brilliant Fun"

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Blackpool’s Sandcastle Waterpark is a monstrosity of a building located at the end of the Golden Mile, just across the road from the Pleasure Beach. Housed inside is the ‘world’s largest indoor waterpark’ which consists of pools, lazy rivers, slides and thrill-rides galore.I remember going as a child and really enjoying it, so we ‘borrowed’ the nieces and nephews and took them for a day out during the last half term holidays. We had an absolutely fantastic day out. The other half was worried that we’d get there and only last a couple of hours before the kids got bored and wanted to go. As it was, after six hours, we still had to drag them out of the pool to go home!Having visit...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 9, 2010

Sandcastle Waterpark
South Beach
Blackpool, England FY4 1BB
+44 01253 343 602

Blackpool South Pier

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Attraction | "In Your Face Family Entertainment"

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Although it isn’t the biggest of the three piers that Blackpool has to offer (north, South and Central), South Pier probably has the most to offer and as a result is the most visited. The selection of attractions has expanded vastly over the years and now includes an arcade, family pub, many food stalls, children’s rides, a series of fairground rides, including the death defying Cat and Mouse ride, and the very popular Adrenaline Zone.Originally called Victoria Pier, it was opened in 1893 and was considered (rather ironic as it now seems) to be the most ‘up-market’ of the three piers. It had a series of shops and a bandstand. A couple of fires over the years have forced dramatic changes to...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 9, 2010

Blackpool South Pier
South Promenade, South Shore
Blackpool, England

Gurkha Buffet Restaurant

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Restaurant | "More Than Just a Buffet"

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The Gurkha Buffet Restaurant is one of those places that offers something a little different in a world that has been saturated with every type of food imaginable served in incomprehensible number of ways. Located on Waterloo Road in the South Shore area of Blackpool, it is part of the Alpine Hotel chain that comprises a hotel, bar and restaurant that is run by a group of former Gurkha soldiers whose aim, in their own words, is to provide ‘the best customer satisfaction in a reasonable price’.The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch (served from 12pm until 3pm) and dinner (served from 6.30pm until 10.30pm) and at each mealtime they offer a selection of up to 45 different dishes ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2010

Gurkha Buffet Restaurant
148 - 154 Waterloo Road
Blackpool, England
+44 (0)1253 344292

China Red

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Restaurant | "Great Food In Fabulous Surroundings"

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China Red, as the name would suggest, is a Chinese restaurant in Poulton-Le-Fylde (near Blackpool). It's not actually that near to where I live, but I recently won vouchers after an incentive at work and with the global economic climate as it is, I thought that only a fool would pass on a freebie meal (and I'm no fool, let me tell you). So it was I found myself perusing the restaurant's website (www.chinared-restaurant.co.uk) for directions and perhaps a sneak preview of the food on offer. I'm a massive fan of Chinese food so my mouth was watering pretty much as soon as the page loaded and so I went ahead and made a reservation. -Making A Reservation- Although the restaurant se...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2009

China Red
15-19 Queens Square, Poulton-Le-Fylde
Lancashire, England FY6 7BW
+44 1253 893701

Blackpool Airport

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Attraction | "Super Small and Super Convenient!"

Blackpool Airport Photo, Blackpool, England
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Blackpool International Airport is a great little airport at the end of the M55, that serves various cities, ski resorts and beach resorts in the UK and Europe. It's easy to get to, easy to get around and has all the facilities you need from an airport, without all the hassle you get from the big city ones, such as Manchester and Heathrow. As someone who is based at the airport for work (I'm cabin crew with one of the airlines) and who uses it as one of many bases for jet-setting, I thought I'd give you an idea of where it is, how it works and why I love using it. Also on ciao.co.uk under the same user name. -Getting There- *By Car* Like I said before, it's ri...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2009

Blackpool Airport
Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool
+44 0844 482 7171