If you want to come to one of Britain’s most famous and traditional Victorian seaside resorts choose luxury cottages in Blackpool. Located on the Lancashire coast it has attracted the well-to-do since the 18th century, believing bathing in the sea and breathing the sea air had medicinal properties. Today the town boasts a world class promenade known as the ‘Golden Mile’ which actually stretches for over 1.5 miles. Keen walkers can walk the whole 15 miles along a concrete promenade between Fleetwood and Lytham St Annes and you catch the regular public transport back to the start.
Today the expansive beach is great for family fun with donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows, the famous Pleasure Beach is just across the road and there’s a massive variety of attractions, so something to please everyone. In fact there’s a huge range of things to do and see all year round, perhaps the most famous are the Illuminations, a spectacular light show over 6 miles long that takes place every autumn. The famous Blackpool Tower is 158 metre high, the Pleasure Beach has the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, for some real culture the Winter Gardens has a fantastic programme of events from the West End to music concerts or try a production at the Grand Theatre for a more intimate affair. The night life is very lively and the town is a magnet for stag and hen parties with suitable entertainment and venues to match.
For some much needed green space head for Stanley Park, a Green Flag Awarded park for all the family and at Blackpool Zoo you’ll discover over 1000 mammals, birds, reptiles plus much more. If you want to venture further there’s Lytham St Annes, full of character and charm, Poulton-le-Fylde, Fleetwood or Cleveleys.
A few days here can be fascinating and guarantee a fantastic fun-filled holiday by the sea, make sure you book your luxury cottage by the sea in Blackpool today before they are all gone.