Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Sometimes, you need to explore the country you live in. Nothing better than getting into a car, a packed boot with far too many clothes, supplies and off you go on a road-trip with your roadtrip playlists and singing loudly and very badly.

This occasion, I went to visit Blackpool which is located in North West England and I got the train with Virgin trains from London Euston. You can book tickets in advance on https://www.virgintrains.co.uk. Make you have a reserved seat. I didn’t have one on the way up, I did ring Virgin trains to clarify the situation and I was reassured that I would have a seat on both journeys. On the way home I had to stand for 2.5 hours as there was no seat, I have complained and await reply. This return journey cost me £94!  You can book cheaper tickets depending what day you are going.  This train was going to the Lake District and Glasgow. The journey took 2.5 hours and went through the English countryside, then I got  a train from Preston to Blackpool North.

Like every beachside town, there are some some questionable sides to it, but walking along the main promenade you see the famous Blackpool Tower which is magnificent. It is a famous iron structure. You can go to the top and see the vista from the viewing platform, it’s called the Blackpool Tower Eye.

Check out this website; https://www.theblackpooltower.com/

Blackpool is known for it’s ballroom dancing, goto the Blackpool Tower ballroom and look at the architecture and attend a tea dance if you feel inclined. https://www.theblackpooltower.com/attractions/the-blackpool-tower-ballroom/

There are beautiful sandy beaches which you can meander along, there are three piers with amusements. There is everything for a family. There are old fashioned bed and breakfasts, airbnb and hotels to stay in.

This photo was taken along the promenade which has had alot of investment. Blackpool is known for entertainment too.  The pavement quotes comedy of yesteryear and has jokes from the past. Also there are old fashioned trams that go along the front as well as  horses and carriages. In a way, Blackpool is in a time warp which is good!

Blackpool is also known for its illuminations along the front which begins end of August and is usually themed.

The people are friendly, the fish and chips are divine as is the icecream.  So after all the yummy traditional food, a good stroll along the beach is good  for you!

 

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