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Blackpool Bright Lights And Even Brighter Memories
Blackpool a holiday of happiness or a holiday of hell
Written by Nikesha Patel
Blackpool, the biggest tourist attraction in the U.K is home to attracting over 20 million visitors each
year and hosting huge events such as the Royal Variety Show.
Blackpool is an exciting, spectacular and entertaining resort for all families as there are many
attractions by day and by night. I highly recommend going to Blackpool Pleasure Beach as I went
last summer and it was great. There are rides there ranging from the little youngster rides all the way
to those seeking a thrill of their lifetime by riding the Big One. Do you dare ride it?
Further down the promenade is the world famous Blackpool Tower. Standing 518 feet tall it is one of
the tallest towers in the world, 9 out of 10 tourists who visit Blackpool visit Blackpool Tower. At the
tower there are lots of attractions, such as a 500 foot climb to the top of the tower where you can do
the walk of death over a glass panel. Jungle Jims which is a great inside play area for the kids
located at the base of the tower and the Blackpool Circus is shown regularly throughout the year.
Also on the promenade you can interact with sea life creatures at the Sea Life Centre or visit Madam
Tusards to pose with figures such as the nations new sweat heart Cheryl Cole or the well known
funny presenters Ant and Dec.
At night see Blackpool come to life with its bright lights and illuminations which are shown during
September and October. Every year the illuminations are switched on by a celebrity guest followed
by an outside concert.
Blackpool is a well known place for its hen and stag parties as there is a wide selection of night
clubs and bars. However this is not for everyone, Margaret from Leeds stayed in the Hilton Hotel and
said "before I booked this holiday the website said I would be guaranteed a quiet, deluxe and relaxing
mini break, however this wasn't the case. The three nights I stopped there I was awoken every night
in the early hours of the morning by drunken youths shouting their heads off as they were leaving a
Not To Be Missed
John Shaw, Head of the Blackpool Tourist Board said "Blackpool attracts so many visitors each year
because it is so unique, there are very few places like Blackpool in the U.K as there is something for
everyone. If I could sum up Blackpool in one word it would be exceptional." Blackpool has good
transport links. It has an international airport in the centre of Blackpool and great transport services
such as the famous Blackpool trams.
So are you visiting Blackpool anytime soon?