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WE VISITED BLACKPOOL ON SUNDAY 09/09/12 WE PARKED AT THE BACK OF THE HILTON HOTEL WE HAD TO DODGE THE DOG POO THAT WAS JUST EVERYWHERE ALSO WE WALKED DOWN TO THE FRONT TO SEE THE LIGHTS THE SMELL OF SEWAGE WAS OVERWHELMING THERE WAS THE SMELL OF URINE EVERYWHERE AND HUMAN DEFICATION ALL OVER THE WALLS ON THE WAY TO THE FRONT. WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE TO TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TOO NEVER AGAIN GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER BLACKPOOL COUNCIL
Written Sep 10, 2012
Usually, during the day, the tides are out so it's safe to walk on the sandbanks or paddle in the sea (too cold for swimming!). However, when the sea tides come in usually at the end of the day or during inclement weather it's too dangerous to walk on the sandbanks or go in the sea. There are warning sides dotted on the promenade and best complying with the instructions about keeping safe.
There is a lifeguard station situated near the the North Pier who can provide further information and advice about sea safety.
Updated Jun 3, 2012
DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM ANYBODY ON THE STREETS!
It is known that many street sellers are selling illegal forged Pleasure Beach Wristbands.
Also, many street sellers are unlicensed (also illegal). The goods they offer may be dangerous, or imitation. Or illegal.
Do not even give money to beggars. They may be con-artists.
Do not even show them your money, Keep jewellery and valuable items concealed.
Do not be tricked, if it sounds too good, it almost certainly is!
Try not to be alone. Theres safety in numbers.
Written Aug 23, 2011
Just because your at the seaside don't assume that the fish and chips will be top quality. I took the usual step of finding a chip shop off the main sea front that looked like a proper old fashioned chippy. However these chips tasted just like they had been re-heated in the microwave from the night before.
A waste of good salt and vinegar!!!!!
Written May 28, 2007
The Norbreck Castle hotel in Blackpool is a very large hotel, which outwardly resembles a castle (surprisingly enough). In the past many would perhaps swap the word 'castle' for 'prison', or perhaps ask if the castle has 463 dungeons.
It got a a very bad press last year and featured on the BBC consumer affairs programme - Watchdog. Dated rooms, queues for check-in and dining rooms, paper thin walls, scruffy furniture, fire alarms set off half the night, loud music, squeaky beds, rude and surly staff etc etc
Even with a 9 million pound refit, it would appear that the owners, Britannia hotels, have their work cut out. After all, it's difficult to make a silk purse out of a cows ear !
Updated Nov 13, 2006
One of the little fun 'wind-ups' that may be given to a new, wet-behind-the-ears recruit in an office or factory is to send them out to the local bakery for 'six pregnant tarts'. If they can keep a straight face while being asked, the hapless youngster will hopefully not get the joke and embarass himself at the Bakery !
In Blackpool you will find simply hoardes of the real thing. Whilst God may have amply endowed many fine Northern women, many more add to their creators work with a diet of burgers, mushy peas and chips by the truckload. Such fine examples of the female form never seem backwards in coming forward - with short skirts, skimpy tops and everything generally wobbling about like a big pink coloured jelly.
Enough ranting sourbugger - G.
Updated Mar 9, 2006
As with any large town or city, when there are a lot of people all in one place, usually with their guard down as they're on holiday; pickpockets and handbag snatchers abound.
Don't take ALL your money with you. If your hotel has a safe deposit box or safe - use it.
LADIES - beware of bag snatchers. Even in daytime they operate. Use handbags as decorative items, sure, but keep your money and cards etc. ELSEWHERE.
Don't stand the chance of your holiday being ruined. Don't be an addition to the mugging statistics.
However if you do become a victim, inform the POLICE immediately.
Updated Oct 2, 2005
Phone: For Police ring 999
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal claimed that the probability of soap characters on British TV soaps surviving into old age was less than that of bomb disposal experts.
One of the more dramatic deaths in the very long running British Soap was that of Alan Bradley died under a tram in Blackpool after mistreating Rita Fairclough.
These lumbering giants weigh many tons. They are, after all, essentially trains that have been trained to run along roads. Don't get into arguments with them.
Updated May 26, 2005
Once upon a time, it's a long time ago and for charity, Sourbugger was dressed and a six foot duck collecteing money for brain-injured children on the prom in Blackpool.
By the late afternoon he had been floored and sexually molested by about 20 young women in cheerleaders outfits. Whilst this was not altogether unpleasurable, being chased by half a dozen blokes with the shorts round their knees across the main road bout half an hour later awas not.
Be warned crowds of very drunk men or women on the razz in the stag and hen capital of the world don't tend to take any prisoners !
Written May 23, 2005
It would seem that just about every food outlet in Blackpool is dedicated to trying to fill your arteries with fat or give you a massive sugar boost.
Blackpool rock, candyfloss, burgers , pizza and chips appear to the staple diet.
The only place you are likely to get a healthy meal is if you scrape the red and green bits out of a Big Mac.
Written May 23, 2005
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