Originally known as THE BLACKPOOL and mentioned in the Domesday Book.
The UK's most popular seaside resort, situated on the Lancashire coast between the Ribble and the Wyre estuaries on the Irish Sea, by road, about 49 miles north west of Manchester, 56 miles north of Liverpool and 33 miles south of Lancaster.
Throughout the middle ages, Blackpool was a coastal hamlet in the Lancashire's Hundred of Amounderness, one of the six sub divisions of the County and remained as such until the mid 18th century when it became more popular to travel to the coast. In 1781 a new private road built by Thomas Clifton and Sir Henry Hoghton encouraged visitors to visit the now known seaside resort so much so that horses and stage coaches began running from Manchester in the same year and from Halifax in the following year.
Blackpool's real popularity grew when in the 1840's, a railway was built connecting it to the industrial North of England, making it possible to reach the coast for the first time for many and this then resulted in an influx of settlers, so much so that in 1876 Blackpool was incorporated as a borough, governed by it's own Town Council and Aldermen. Blackpool was fast becoming a booming resort with a population of 14,000 with it's own promenade, piers, trams, theatres and by the turn of the 20th century the population had risen to just under 50,000 and by the beginning of the 1950's to 147,000.
Blackpool is by far the most popular seaside resort in the UK welcoming an estimated 20 million visitors in 2018 and is it any wonder with the vast amount of attractions for visitors to be entertained by the fantastic shows throughout the year, top rate stars that perform for you, the number of first rate restaurants and bars, the 14 miles of beautiful beach, sea and promenade, whatever you want from your holiday or visit to Blackpool, you are bound to find it here in the Entertainment Capital of the Country.