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Blackpool is a town on the coast of Lancashire, England in the UK. The town has been a popular center of tourism since the 19th century. As of 2005, Blackpool had an estimated population of 142,900.

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Here are some facts about Blackpool:
  1. Blackpool is a seaside town in North West England, in the county of Lancashire.

  2. Blackpool is located on the Irish Sea coast, between the mouths of the River Ribble and the River Wye.

  3. Blackpool has been a major center of tourism and leisure activity in England since the 1840s. It was the construction of a railway connecting it to nearby industrial cities that spurred this growth.

  4. By road, Blackpool reached by reached using the M55 motorway.

  5. Blackpool is served by Blackpool International Airport, which has flights to Europe and other parts of the UK, although technically the airport lies just outside the borough of Blackpool.

  6. In recent years, changes in popular tastes, and the availability of affordable overseas travel has somewhat reduced Blackpool's popularity as a leisure destination. That said, Blackpool's leisure facilities and sandy beaches continue to attract millions of visitors every year.

  7. Blackpool is also a leading entertainment venue, and specializes in variety shows featuring popular entertainers and comedians.

  8. Blackpool is host to the longest running seaside show in Britain called "Legends". "Legends" features tribute artistes with a live band, and has been performed since 1999.

  9. Blackpool is home to one of the oldest electric tramways in the world, the Blackpool tramway. The tramway dates back to 1885, and runs for a length of 11 miles (18 kilometers). Each year, the tramway carries approximately 6.5 million passengers.

  10. Blackpool is sometimes known as the "gay capital of the North".

    • Historically, many seaside resorts, including Blackpool, have been relatively welcoming of minority groups such as the LGBT community.

    • Since the 1990s, the town has promoted itself as a gay destination.

    • Blackpool had its first Gay Pride parade in 2006.

    • There are severaly bars, pubs, and nightclubs aimed at the LGBT community.

    • There is a local online radio station, Blackpool Gay Radio, which caters to the LGBT community.

  11. Blackpool has featured in many movies and TV series, including Bhaji on the Beach, Funland, Blackpool, Viva Blackpool, and a number of episodes of 999: What's Your Emergency?

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Manchester Travel Guide 2017: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment and Nightlife in Manchester, England (City Travel Guide 2017)

By Gareth G. Lewiston

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Manchester Travel Guide 2017: Shops, Restaurants, Arts, Entertainment and Nightlife in Manchester, England (City Travel Guide 2017)
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The places found in this book are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 2,000 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 80 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" 86 Cuisine Types. "TOP 500 ATTRACTIONS" Landmarks, Historical Buildings, Museums, Art Galleries, Stadiums, Cinemas, Performing Arts, Arcades. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Lounges, Bars, Pubs, Gay Bars, Hookah Bars, Latin Bars, Sports Bars, Karaoke, Comedy Clubs, Jazz & Blues, Nightclubs, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Marc Di Duca, Catherine Le Nevez & Neil Wilson

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Lonely Planet England is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, visit Shakespeare's home town or take in a London show; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of England and begin your journey now!

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  • Covers London, Newcastle, Lake District, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Midlands, the Marches, Nottingham, Cambridge, East Anglia, Oxford, Cotswolds, Canterbury, Devon, Cornwall, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet England , our most comprehensive guide to England, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on London? Check out Lonely Planet London guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer; or Pocket London a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Great Britain guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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Fodor's England 2016: with the Best of Wales (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

With its irresistible mix of storied heritage and cosmopolitan pizzazz, England attracts more than 3 million Americans each year. Fodor's England captures the most memorable sights and experiences in dazzling color, from fabulous historic houses and age-mellowed towns to cozy country pubs and London's cutting-edge galleries.

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· In-depth breakout features on The Tower of London, Stonehenge, and English gardens
· Major sights such as Yorkshire Dales, Brighton and Its Seafront, Bath, Stonehenge and Avebury, Hadrian's Wall, London, Oxford and Cambridge, Coastal Cornwall, Cotswold Villages, and Lake District
· Coverage of: London; The Southeast; The South; The West Country; The Thames Valley; Bath and the Cotswolds; Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England; Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District; The Lake District; East Anglia; Yorkshire; The Northeast; Wales

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Manchester: Cities, Sights & Other Places You Need To Visit (Great Britain, London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol, Manchester Book 7)

By Writing Souls' Travel Guides

Released: 2017-12-02
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