Inspiration Wednesday – Blackpool

BlackpoolOur #InspirationWednesday this week is Blackpool, the original seaside holiday destination for the North West of England! Sat aside the Irish Sea, Blackpool is apparently the fourth most densely populated borough Of England and Wales outside Greater London – making it a buzzing hub of activity throughout the year.

The town is most known for its annual ‘Illuminations’ – a light display along the seafront which you can  watch from a car, on foot, by bike or on one of the lit up trams – which are a spectacle in themselves (and each have their own name!). Outside of the Autumn festivities, Blackpool offers seven miles of sandy beach (with donkey walks!), a bustling and recently renovated town centre and a plethora of arcades and fun amusements. And, in our opinion, Blackpool is the best place to get fish, chips and gravy!

Main attractions to the town include the Pleasure Beach Theme Park, the Blackpool Tower (often frequented by Strictly Come Dancing!), Blackpool Zoo, Sandcastle Water Park on the seafront, the Winter Gardens and Freeport, an outlet village just away from the coast. Whatever the weather, there’s something to do here and the atmosphere is always fun and bustling.

5 facts about Blackpool

  • Littlewoods opened their first store in Blackpool in 1937.
  • In 1977, the year race horse Red Rum won his third Grand National, he switched on the Blackpool Illuminations and opened the Steeplechase roller coaster!
  • In 2007 a laser was installed on Blackpool Tower which can be seen from 30 miles away.
  • Each year 500,000 candyflosses are sold in Blackpool!
  • The tram system dates back to the 19th century, making it one of the oldest in the world.
  • Blackpool property

    This adorable three bedroom terrace home is newly refurbished and perfect for a first time buyer. With dainty original features, lots of light and your own little yard, this is a lovely home, in a lovely spot, at a great price.


    This four bedroom semi-detached home in Blackpool is a lovely home for a family. With a gorgeous kitchen with loads of worktop space, beautifully decorated throughout and lovely high ceilings, you could move in tomorrow!


    This three bedroom home on the seafront is a stunning property in a prime location. With uninterrupted sea views, and huge rooms throughout, this home is a blank canvas to make your own! (Ps. we must draw your attention to the glitter-y bathroom too – it’s amazing!)


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