I loved Blackpool!!
Got back in yesterday afternoon, had a ball!
WEll I promised I would let you know how I got on - so here it goes.
Arrived into Blackpool after an hour delay, the weather was cloudy so didnt get the view I wanted. But when we landed I could see the big one and the tower I started to get real excited :) so we walked from the airport to Starr Gate - I was surprised at how easy it was to get to the start of the tram line, we got on the trams at Starr Gate and got off at Cliffs hotel which was directly beside my hotel, so it was handy to have a tram stop right outside my hotel. I was surprised by how busy the resort was - our flight was complety full just one spare seat. took us not even an hour to get from the airport to the hotel checked in and all. Our first afternoon was spend getting our bearings, we took a walk right along the pier until central pier - it was should a fun atmosphere! The first night we went to a few bars - ended in Walkabout. The laugh we had with people dressed up for Halloween. The tram servixe id great a tram nearly every 5 minutes, stopping along the front. You can buy a day ticket which is better as they are pretty pricey.
The next day we went for a little bit of shopping, went to Ripleys Believe it or not, then onto the Sea Life centre and Coral Island for the arcades, the weather was lovely on our second day even got a little bit of sun on my face. The day went so quickly just taking in the sights and feel of the resort. The evening was spent on centeral pier on the big wheel (I did it Doc!!) gripping onto the sides like my life depended on it !! - the view from that is amazing it looks like your in the middle of the sea, we went to the Rose and Crown for our Sunday dinner and a few tipples.
Monday was the end of our trip :( weather was good, we had a bit of money left so we decided to go up the tower, the views are out of this world - can see for miles!! (even braved the walk of faith) not very well though lol. A little bit more shopping then onto the airport and home!
A little of my favourite things!
The lights: one word amazing - I was hipnotised by them, especially out towards Fleetwood. All you can see for miles is lights. I have to say I can see why so many people go to see them every year.
The people it attracts: I was sitting on the prom watching the world go by - it was amazing seeing everyone from Stag parties to Hen parties to young toddlers to old couples walking down the prom. To me thats the beauty of Balckpool it has something for everyone
Blackpool Tower - I loved it haha after me worrying about it being a waste of money, the ballroom is gorgeous and to see the couples dancing is great. I never relaized it would be so grand along with teh friendless of the staff and the view from the top WOW ! I nearly got blew away and yes I made it up to the 412ft point picture and all took :)
When we were taking off I looked back and got an amazing view !
miss it so much, just the atmosphere and that - whoever said Balckpool was down and grotty im sorry but you must have been walking around with your eyes closed.
Im already planning a weekend in June !