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Stories and Tips Blackpool

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Blackpool's Top 5 Attractions

Written by dkm1981 on 25 Jun, 2013

Blackpool has an awful lot of attractions to keep you entertained but here are the five that I really think you should consider if you are heading that way.===Blackpool Tower===This quite clearly has to be top of the list as it is arguably the most…Read More

Our disappointing trip to the illuminations 2012

Written by louisechackett on 23 Oct, 2012

Last month my friend and I made our way to Blackpool for the day with the intention of heading to the arcades, having some tea and then driving through the illuminations. The illuminations are on from September until early November I believe in Blackpool…Read More

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Why I Like Blackpool (and a few planning tips)

Written by Rhiana on 08 Jul, 2009

Once the pride of the North West of England, the seaside town of Blackpool has suffered a tarnished reputation over the last couple of decades. Known to be loud, brash and tacky and a bit...well, common. However 2 years ago I decided to put my…Read More

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A Deflated Ambition

Written by MichaelJM on 14 Jan, 2009

Blackpool was one about the only "coastal resort" that I’d positively identified as a place that I would NOT visit. From what I could make out it’s a place that you either love or hate and in my mind it epitomised everything that I disliked…Read More

Clevelys on the Trolley

Written by golondon on 18 Oct, 2001

Being nosey, and not invited to attend the Star Trek Convention, we jumped on the trolley just so we could drive by the Norbreck Castle Hotel in the hopes we could see some of the Trekkers lolling on the hotel grounds. The trolley did…Read More

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Blackpool, England

Written by Julie Hood on 06 Aug, 2000

Blackpool has a place in my heart. I was a frequent visitor as a child and I still take every advantage I can to return. This city is a haven for kids with its long beaches, donkey rides, large funfair and tons of other…Read More

The Winter Gardens

Written by Timone on 18 May, 2006

The Winter Gardens is a huge traditional style concert hall as was once seen across many British seaside towns. It is well looked after and inside houses and Opera House which sounds grand but is painted in some rather dodgy purple shades and has…Read More

Star Trek Convention

Written by golondon on 05 Oct, 2001

The reason for going to Blackpool was so that two members of our party of nine could attend the Star Trek Convention being held that weekend at Norbreck Castle Hotel. There were over 5,000 attendees at the convention and the Norbreck isn't air conditioned…Read More

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Travellers Rest Blackpool

Written by albo marr on 11 Nov, 2009

popped over to blackpool for a short two day visit for the wifes birthday, booked into a small family ran b+b a recomendation from a friend, the place is a great place to base yourselves, large beds clean linen, and the mega…Read More

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