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“A Trip to the Fylde Riviera!”

published 18/03/2014

Lots to do, excellent attractions

Expensive, lost its old world charm

Blackpool is like Marmite I think. Some people love everything about is, some people loathe it and everything it stands for. Me? I am somewhere in the middle. I love sending time by the see, but I can see that Blackpool has lost a lot of the charm and grandeur that it once had in favour of in...

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Excellent

Amazing atmosphere and more fun than you can shake...

A bit grubby at parts but what the heck!

I was 5 years of age when I first visited Blackpool, taken there by my parents and grandparents for a family holiday and I loved it. Now lets be honest, we all done things at 5 years old which we enjoyed then but that would not entertain us now but Blackpool still entertains me to this day (30...

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Lots of family seaside fun, a great break with kid...

Can be busy in peak, some really tacky areas, some...

A couple of years ago I probably had the same negative opinion of Blackpool as lots of people. It had been around 25 years since I was last there, as a child on a trip with my Mum and a couple of aunt's and cousins. My memories included wet, grey and cold 'miserable' weather, finding the B&B we...

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“Blackpool Revisited”

published 12/03/2003

Plus ca change

Plus c'est les memes shows

"There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool That's noted for fresh air and fun And Mr. and Mrs. Ramsbottom Went there with young Albert, their son. They didn't think much to the ocean, The waves they were piddlin' and small. There were no wrecks and nobody drownded, 'Fact, nothin' to laugh...

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Super

Fun and cheap

Busy

Blackpool is definitely the best place in the UK to go for a night out especially if you are on a hen/stag night. There are loads of pubs and clubs and there is a good mix/variety of them, so there is something for everyone. Blackpool is fairly easy to get to wherever you are coming from. Even...

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“Kiss Me Quick Hats.”

published 25/09/2001

So much to see and do.

So many people.

If you tell anybody that you on your way to Blackpool the first thing they will probably ask you is “Will you be buying a Kiss Me Quick hat?” The sight of funny hats, weird wigs and unusual clothing seems to epitomise a lot of what Blackpool is all about. It is the sort of seaside...

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Fun, lots to do, fairly cheap.

Noisy, tacky, can end up spending too much money.

I just went for a dirty weekend. Do you want to know all about it? Read on..everyone should go to Blackpool at least once but you need preparation first.. -Take Comfy Shoes It’s a long way down the golden mile and those white stilettos will do your feet no good. If you really insist on...

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I wrote about Blackpool Illuminations in one of my Business Studies A Level exams – it was the “ultimate example” of extending the market (or, in this case, season) by getting tourists to come not only in summer but up until November too, and is supposedly one of only a few...

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“New tack city”

published 15/09/2001

Some good shops, lively

A horrible place overall

The great capital of the Promenade Country, a glitzy, trashy, low brow mass of humanity, where you can't smell the sea air, more the distinct odour of a huge seaborne sewer... this is Blackpool, grimy, unpleasant jewel of the North, Lancashire's soon to be den of gambling iniquity, synonymous...

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Excellent

Sea, funfair, slot machines, trams, good fun.

Tatty, noisy, expensive if you like the machines!

We regularly visit Blackpool for a short break – just to behave like children for a few days! Some would say no change there then! Blackpool itself is on the north west coast of England. It has miles of beaches with the type of sand ideal for making sandcastles towards the north and sand...

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Excellent

Excellent fun, loads of pubs

Looks a bit tatty in places

I've been to Blackpool a few times and have always had a good laugh, but none more so than when we went for my friend's hen weekend last year. It was the best girls weekend. We went on the Saturday morning, got there for lunchtime, checked into the hotel (the Belmont Hotel I think) and then...

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“PLEASUREPOOL”

published 29/10/2002

Something for everyone

Having to go home

Well what can I say that has not already been said? I adore this place its full of bright and eye catching things to do. Okay let me try to describe it ******************************* For those of you that have never been to Blackpool, it has three piers, South pier, Central pier, North pier. The...

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“Tacky but fun”

published 29/07/2000

Lots of entertainment, doesn't take itself serious...

You have to be prepared for it's tackiness

You just have to see it to believe it really. Blackpool is a place to go with a crowd of drunken mates and spend a weekend boozily philosophising along the sea front or deciding that 3am is a good time for a swim. Blackpool is as tacky as they come. It is the queen of tack and revels in its own...

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“Shopping in Blackpool”

published 17/02/2008

cheap and cheerful

no high quality stores

As a resident of the famous seaside resort Blackpool, and considering the amount of inaccurate, largely biased reviews (from tourists) about the town, I decided to write this, about the towns shopping. Tourists listen up. Don't expect any boutiques in blackpool- there are none. Clothes wise the...

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Something for everyone: Rollercoaster, Victorian P...

Hey, who turned out the Lights?

Did you know that Blackpool has more tourist rooms than any other holiday venue in Europe? Blackpool is a unique English venue! Where else can one experience the largest Rollercoaster in the UK (Europe?), plus Streets with more lights than GATLINBURG, Tennessee and a Victorian Seafront next door...

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