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Blackpool Area Guide

Blackpool Tower Image courtesy of Flickr user Ingy the Wingy

Blackpool is a seaside town on the coast of Lancashire in northwest England. It is one of Britain's most well known holiday resorts and has attracted tourists for generations.

Over the past few years, a massive multi-million pound regeneration project has begun in Blackpool, in a bid to bring new visitors to the seaside resort. Famous for its Tower, Promenade, beaches and Illuminations, Blackpool rose to prominence in the 1840s when a railway to the area was built connecting it to the rest of the industrial north.

Demographics

Blackpool has a wide variety of housing as it has been continuously developed since the 1840s. The majority of accommodation, however, is semi detached or terraced housing that is either owned outright or with a mortgage or other loan. A number of larger detached houses are spread throughout the town, mostly away from the seafront.

Blackpool has a base population of 152,000 although each year this expands to accommodate for 17 million visitors. Because of this, the economy is firmly rooted in the tourism sector and a large proportion of the population are employed in the customer service, leisure and skilled trade industries. 7% of the population possess a degree or equivalent qualification.

Education

There are eight secondary schools in Blackpool which were all rated either 'good' or 'satisfactory' in a recent Ofsted inspection. There is one independent school (Arnold School on Lytham Road) where pupil results are considerably better than the local average, with 99% of pupils achieving 5 of more A* to C grade GCSEs.

Transport

Blackpool is well connected to the rest of the UK by the M55 and Northern Rail, and also has a small international airport.

Within Blackpool, a local bus service operates both in and around the town, as well as a recently refurbished tramway that travels along the Fylde coast.

Amenities and Shopping

Blackpool has a wide variety of amenities, including favourite historic tourist attractions such as Blackpool Tower, Promenade, and Illuminations.

There are a number of cultural points of interest such as the Grundy Art Gallery and the Grand Theatre, as well as the Winter Gardens and Stanley Park, which both can be explored on guided heritage tours.

Blackpool is home to hundreds of cafes, restaurants and bars, so there is an enormous variety to suit every taste and budget.

For shopping, Houndshill Shopping Centre is situated near the Promenade and features an array of stores typical to the UK high street. For those looking for more independent, boutique style stores it's necessary to venture out further into the town where designer department store Blueberries can also be found.

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