The coastal town of Blackpool is pretty much the model for an English seaside resort and is one of the country’s most beloved domestic holiday destinations.
A fixture since 1894, and one of the things that helped put the town on the map, is the 158-metre-high Blackpool Tower.
It was inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and has an observation deck 140 metres up and a glorious Victorian ballroom.
The sandy beaches were cleaned up in the 1980s and Blackpool South Beach meets the exacting Blue Flag standards for hygiene.
There’s way more in Blackpool than we can list here, but the Pleasure Beach amusement park and the Illuminations lights festival in the autumn months are extra incentive to come.