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Blackpool has had a makeover!
Blackpool in General
Member Name: kissandmakeup
Blackpool in General
Advantages: Looks nicer, lovely promenade area, lots of sculptures etc
Disadvantages: Nothing, unless you don't like the tacky side of it in which case don't go!!
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 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 completed........and it looks great!
Now I wouldn't like you to expect that Blackpool as a whole has undergone some miraculous change, there is still the normal collection of shabby B&Bs, tacky shops and amusements, but that's what makes it fun right?! What you can now expect to see is a much more pleasant promenade area, with a lovely clean wide area to stroll along. various sculptures and interesting features along the way and wide sweeping steps leading down to the beach. It has to be said that Blackpool always looks nicer when it's sunny, but I really do think they've made such a good job of it and just improved the general look.
As well as this obviously Blackpool has tons to offer; a great shopping centre, plenty of restaurants, the tower, the pleasure beach, the piers, shows, the zoo, the sandcastle etc etc. The tackiness is what you would expect from a seaside resort, it is part of it's charm and there are some lovely hotels if you don't fancy a basic & cheap B&B (such as the Big Blue Hotel I've already mentioned!). There are plenty of pubs and bars, so it is great for a day trip or an overnight stay.
So if you fancy a stroll along the prom, you know where to go!
Summary: Oh I do like to walk along the prom, prom, prom...