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    visit the pleasure beach it's...

    by watercooler Written Sep 7, 2002

    Favorite thing: visit the pleasure beach it's fun, fun, fun,

    Fondest memory: I went to Blackpool one Easter Sunday with the then inlaws to start with it rained on us then stopped, it then snowed on us then stopped, it then hail'stoned on us then stopped, then thewinds got up, then by the time we were getting ready to come home the SUN came out the moto do not go to Blackpool on Easter Sunday

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  • Get yourself a decent hostel,...

    by stuffitinme Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Get yourself a decent hostel, and then just walk around. Yes, do try out the rollercoaster and hit as many pubs as possible. But hit the pubs AFTER the coaster. BLEEEECH! Just enjoy the carnival atmosphere, in a Niagara Falls kinda way.

    Fondest memory: Sorry, but I don't remember the whole trip, or the name of the hostel we stayed in, but the owner had a small bar downstairs, and let us drink ALL NIGHT, after the bars had closed. If I recall correctly, the bars weren't open much past 1am, which sucked. We got drunk at the hostel, took some kinds of other intoxicant, and wandered down to the beach to watch the sun rise.

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  • You really should visit the...

    by phil27uk2005 Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You really should visit the pleasure beach which is the best theme park in the uk and also take a trip to the tower it makes a really good day out. I would advise you do these on diffrent days also if you came when the illuminations are on i would advise you take a city sight seeing tour through the illuminations.

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  • Go up the Tower, of course!!...

    by Dave_Walley Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go up the Tower, of course!! Modelled on the Eiffel Tower, it's our town's symbol and known nationally.

    Fondest memory: Playing football and eating ice-cream in Stanley Park, a large area of greenery just outside the town centre.

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    There are plenty of things...

    by nsalah Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: There are plenty of things that you need to see. Blackpool really does have everything! Of course if your a child or what to be scared then the obvious choices are Pleasure Beach, Tower, etc. However there is also the illuminations, sea, best of all shopping! If you like to watch shows there are theaters like the Grand theater, Winter Gradens - they have a wide range of shows! Also there are amusements like bowling, cinema I don't think you will get bored!

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory here although I have alot is probably just being able to stroll across the beach when ever I want. (As long as it's not to cold!) It really is breathe taking you can just escape from everything and if it's not busy and you can watch the sunset. It is a magical feeling definately worth going.

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  • Try and go at the time of the...

    by SusanneBeck Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Try and go at the time of the illuminations. Trying to write a description of the World Famous Blackpool Illuminations is not at all easy. They are about six miles in length and consist of brightly illuminated displays showing film stars, tea pots, fish etc etc. There are also roadside displays, the Tower is fully lit up, illuminated trams and a host of other things.
    The display is breathtaking display. They are on around Oct/Nov time.

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  • The second thing that makes...

    by SusanneBeck Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The second thing that makes Blackpool so unique is the tower. Blackpool Tower is similar to the Eiffel Tower in Paris and is the focal point for tourists. The Tower can be seen from virtually everywhere in the town and is the ideal landmark. The obvious 'high point' of any visit to the tower complex is to ride by elevator to the top from where you will get a spectacular view of Blackpool and area and the Irish Sea. I didn't actually do this. I only had one full day in Blackpool and we could get quite close to the tower without entering it. As far as I can remember, entry costed around £8 but there were discounts if you went to the circus too.

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  • There's two things that you'll...

    by SusanneBeck Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: There's two things that you'll always remember when you think of Blackpool. 2 things that make Blackpool what it is today. Firstly, the 3 piers. The North Pier is the oldest of the three Blackpool piers and was opened in 1863. The North Pier is the one to the right of the tower looking out towards the sea. Facilities on this pier include an amusement arcade and theatre. A novelty to this pier and perhaps a bit more for the brave is the availability of helicopter trips from the end. Incidentally, the helicopter once belonged to the actor Burt Reynolds. The Central Pier is the easiest to spot because of its large wheel. This is the one I walked right to the end of. I was only there for a short time so didn't get to go along them all. It was amazing!! The South Pier was completed in 1893 and it is the one located nearest to the Pleasure Beach at the end of the promenade. The pier has an amusement arcade and a large bar with free entertainment. There is also now a 'mouse' ride.

    Fondest memory: Sitting on the central pier in the sun, eating hot waffles with chocolate sauce and fresh cream.

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    For shoppers! when you've done...

    by bonio Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: For shoppers! when you've done Blackpool's shops, jump on a tram to Fleetwood and visit the Freeport. A collection of factory outlets with some pretty good bagains to be had. Mrs Bonio always insists on a visit!

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    Blackpool is near the ocean,...

    by Martin_B Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Blackpool is near the ocean, but in May, the water is very cold and it's not a very beautiful beach for swimmer. I was going 2 times in Blackpool and I never go in the ocean. But it's beautiful to look !

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    If the weather's not up to...

    by CarolynShort Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: If the weather's not up to much - try visiting Tower World (under/inside the Tower). It's about 6GBP to get in for adults, but it's worth it for a couple of hours entertainment on a rainy day

    Fondest memory: Watching young and old couples waltzing to the organ music, in the grandiose Victorion Tower Ball Room.

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    Go to The Pleasure Beach......

    by CarolynShort Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go to The Pleasure Beach... lots of great rides including The Big One the biggest roller coaster in the UK (I think)... visit the Tower Ballroom during the day for a surreal experience, of people of all ages dancing the day away...

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    Mirror Ball

    by sandysmith Written Jun 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Mirror mirror on the ball which is the fairest resort of all...well according to tourist figures Blackpool has more visitors than the Greek Isles....strange but true...

    Mirror Ball South Promenade

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    Blackpool Tower.

    by A2002 Written Nov 29, 2002

    Favorite thing: Visit the Blackpool Tower and have a superb view of Blackpool. Of course, on a clear day and not a day like in the picture.

    Blackpool Tower.

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    Get yourself a new 'hairdo' by...

    by Plendil Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Get yourself a new 'hairdo' by taking a ride on The Big One! Natural highlights are an optional extra!!!

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