Blackpool – Friday 28th June 2019

After leaving Walsall we headed to our first stop of Blackpool.  There can’t be many people in the UK who haven’t heard of this seaside town in the North West of England!  We had been there before many, many years ago but only had a brief stop overnight.  It’s a typical English resort with a long sandy beach, numerous gift shops and arcades and a skyline dominated by the famous Tower building.  The Tower was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris and opened five years after the French one.  The Waterstones here is located in a modern shop opposite the tower.

Blackpool Map

The Tower

The Seafront

The Winter Gardens 

The Winter Gardens is an entertainment venue which opened in 1878.  Morecambe and Wise appeared at this venue over 1000 times!  This statue, which stands in the entrance and is by sculptor Graham Ibbeson was unveiled in 2018

The Comedy Carpet

This art installation in front of the Tower was designed by Gordon Young and features phrases, quotes and songs from over 1000 comedians! 

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