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Blackpool is Europe's premier holiday resort attracting millions of visitors every year, and it has been a popular holiday destination ever since Victorian days when the mill workers of the Northern industrial areas would  take their annual breaks in the town.  It is said that at its peak Blackpool would receive some 19 million visitors each year,  and photographs of earlier years in the last century show throngs of people on the beach and all along the seafront.  Just as the availability of cheap railway and road transport brought the crowds of holidaymakers to Blackpool in those earlier years, so cheap air travel in the 1960's took these visitors to the continental beaches where the weather was more reliable and accommodation had become relatively inexpensive.

Despite this comparative decline in its popularity Blackpool retains its position as the  number one holiday resort - it is said that even today the town has in excess of two thousand holiday establishments, reputedly more than the entire country of Portugal.  Although many people now go abroad for their annual holidays, millions of visitors still go to Blackpool, even if only for a short break,  maybe a weekend by the sea or to tour the illuminations.









Our traditional idea of a seaside holiday often consists of lying on the beach or strolling along the promenade,  but Blackpool is very much  an all weather resort and although many people do enjoy  sunning themselves on the beach there are plenty of other things  to do on Blackpool Holidays.  In fact most  people go there nowadays for the entertainment  and holiday attractions.  There are three piers, lots  of amusement arcades with all the state of the art games , the historic  tower, theatres and shows, the trams, fairground rides, a fun fair, museums, souvenir shops, fortune tellers, hundreds of snack bars, the 'Golden Mile'  and the world famous Pleasure Beach.  Blackpool  combines modern high tech entertainments and attractions with the appeal of a traditional British seaside resort. It is an extremely lively town with  large crowds of  people day and night enjoying themselves  in the arcades, amusements, pubs and clubs. Blackpool family holidays are a well established tradition for visitors with many attractions and accommodation providers catering for them. Christmas holidays in Blackpool are extremely popular and many hotels and guest houses provide turkey and tinsel breaks, frequently including champagne, festive meals, buffets, entertainment and partying.  Visitors often enjoy breaks in the resort during November and December to carry out their Christmas shopping.  New Year is a busy time, as is the pigeon weekend which has become an established annual event in the town. Blackpool Easter accommodation is also in great demand with visitors wanting to stay in the resort over the period. Blackpool budget holidays are much sought after as the recession continues, with many people looking for cheap offers. It is sometimes possible to find special deals when searching for somewhere to stay, and bargain prices are often available at early season as well as other quiet times.  Cheap Blackpool holidays may be required with the economic slowdown, and reductions are frequently provided for senior citizens.  The resort has an extensive variety of accommodation and hotels, guest houses and self catering apartments may be found which provide discount rates at certain periods or for longer stays.  There are also holiday parks and caravan sites.  Stag and hen parties have become a significant feature over recent years and have contributed to the lively atmosphere of the town. With so much on offer there is sure to be something to suit everyone.
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