Blackpool in General Reviews
Description:Blackpool is a seaside town in Lancashire, England. The town was made into an independent unitary authority on April 1, ... more
Blackpool in General ... 1998, so now stands independent of Lancashire County Council control. It is believed to get its name from a long gone drainage channel which ran over a peat bog. The water which ran into the sea at Blackpool was black from the peat and formed a "black pool" in waters of the Irish Sea. (In Irish, Black Pool is Dubh Linn, which in turn became Dublin.) Locally people originating from Blackpool are called "Sand Grown" or "Sandgrown'uns".
Newest Review: ... a year, either to go to the pleasure beach for the day or to spend a night at the Big Blue Hotel (which is awesome & which I have reveiwed seperately!). Over the last few years there have been works being done along the from to improve the look of the promenade and when my boyfriend & i visited a week or two ago on a particularly lovely sunny day it seemed that the facelift has been ... more
Customer Blackpool in General Reviews (77)
by - written on 01/02/12 (Useful, 195 readings)
I just wanted to write a review about the improvements made to the promenade in Blackpool as I was so impressed whilst there recently! I've been a regular visitor to Blackpool since I was a small child, my great grandad lived there until I was 16 and my cousins and I frequently went to stay with him during the school holidays, therefore it will always have a place in my heart. As I only live an hours drive away I like to visit at least once a year, either to go to the pleasure beach for the day or to spend a night at the Big Blue Hotel (which is awesome & which I have reveiwed seperately!). Over the last few years there have been works being ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/09/11 (Very useful, 149 readings)
Its easy to be dismissive about Blackpool. The epicentre of bingo holidays, theme parks and the ever-famous British stock-a-rock, it has long since been scoffed at by people who now enjoy annual holiday's in places like Benidorm, Marmaris, or any other similarly themed cheesefest that passes off as the family holiday. In all honesty, my first trip to Blackpool this weekend only highlighted that it is no worse nor better a place to holiday than any of the aforementioned foreign resorts, with the exception of the missing sun - something we Brits have come to accept as the norm. The reason for my visit to Blackpool was part work part pleasure. The bar I work ... Read the complete review
by mark s11 - written on 26/04/11
Just a spent a bank holiday day out in Blackpool I am 51 years old and never been, nor had my wife, so thought it time to go and se what all the fuss was about. Got there, weather very sunny but breezy, paid a fortune to park, walked down to the "Golden Mile" seafront past loads of shutdown boarded up guest houses, most of those that were open, looked dingy and dirty from the outside (dont they have window cleaners there ?), got to seafront, more of the same ..boarded up shops, pubs etc interspersed with the occasion strip club, the promenade all fenced off (admittedly a lot of work going on, perhaps should have done it during the winter though !), ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/08/10, updated on 03/08/10 (Very useful, 207 readings)
Well what can be said about Blackpool...forget the dirty beach, the tacky lights, greasy kebab wrappers thrown across the street and the kiss me quick hats...I LOVEEEEE Blackpool! Blackpool is great fun no matter what your age, or the weather and there is always something for everyone to do. Blackpool is a seaside town in Lancashire, England. Situated along the coast of the Irish Sea, it has a population of around 143,000, making it the fourth-largest settlement in North West England behind Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington. It is situated 40 miles north-west of the city of Manchester, and less than 30 miles north of Liverpool City centre. Blackpool is the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/04/10 (Very useful, 269 readings)
Blackpool is a place I used to always take my children when they were growing up, we used to go regular and have lots of fun as there used to be so much going on to entertain the whole family. My hubby and his family along with mine sometimes used to stay at a nearby caravan site and we used to have sometimes 3 x 8 berth caravans next to each other and play games etc and use the local pub and all meet up at the end of the day if we had been out to different places. Blackpool is in the North West of England and it has miles of promenade and it is nick named the Golden Mile as it runs for miles along the sea front from as far as Cleveley's a small ... Read the complete review
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