Blackpool, England Photo Tour
Blackpool, England’s northern seaside playground is located on England’s North Coast overlooking the Irish Sea in the beautiful, Red rose County of Lancashire. One of Britain’s traditional seaside resort destinations where adults and children, alike, can play all day. The smell of candy floss (cotton candy), hot dogs, fish ‘n chips mingled with the fresh sea air greets the visitor along the front.
Wall to wall attractions and street entertainment abound. Take a ride on one of Blackpool’s nostalgic old trolleys along the “Golden Mile”. During September, Blackpool reaches its peak during the illuminations when the town’s promenade lights up in a spectacular light show and festival, and the main focal point, Blackpool Tower, shines in glory.
Opened on the 14th of May 1894, Blackpool Tower resembles the Eiffel Tower in Paris. One of the town’s premiere tourist attractions at a height of 518 feet, this tower is made of 2,493 tons of steel. Visitors may take the elevator to the top of the tower for a panoramic spectacle of Blackpool or gaze far out into the Irish Sea. For the children, the base of the tower houses a complex of attractions including Jungle Jims, the largest indoor adventure park in Britain. Or visit the Undersea World, popular Dawn of Time amusement ride, indoor circus and family entertainment also located in the multi-floor tower complex.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach attracts over 7 million visitors yearly and boasts the fastest and longest rollercoaster in the world; as well as a large variety of other great rides and attractions. Abundant nightlife, pubs, dining and world class entertainment make Blackpool an unforgettable destination.
The Fylde was an area of forests and bogs dating back to Roman times. We were known as the water dwellers. The Romans built a road which went through Preston, and then continued west to a port situated north of Fleetwood. The ancient parish of Bispham was recorded in the Doomsday Book. In 1416 a district in the Fylde, including an area known as “Le Poole” the “pool”, was a stream which drained the area known as Marton Mere into the sea near Manchester Square. The stream went through peat bog land, which turned the water to a black color, hence the name Black Poole.