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English Holiday Guide - Guide to find the English Holiday you require
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Blackpool

It's a town full of firsts: taller, faster roller coasters, bigger clubs, even the biggest mirror ball in the world plus world-class shows, cosmopolitan restaurants, vibrant nightlife, an active sports scene and breathtakingly beautiful scenery on Blackpools vistas.

To really get away from it all, try a leisurely stroll through leafy Stanley Park, Blackpool's award-winning horticultural and wildlife treasure. Spot the cute, inquisitive squirrels, take in the showpiece Italian Gardens or hire a boat and float away lazy summer afternoons beside the swans on Stanley Park's boating lake.

Golfers will also find an extensive course at the park, there's crown green bowling, walks at the nearby nature reserve Marton Mere, and a host of family attractions at this popular yet peaceful retreat.

Close by is the resort's multipurpose sports centre in Stanley Park and the small but perfectly formed Model Village and Gardens. This marvel in miniature even comes complete with Blackpool trams!

The real life versions trundle along twelve miles of Promenade. They're as much a tourist attraction as a vital public transport system carrying more than 120,000 people on a busy summer's day. So hop on for the ride of your life...there's so much to see.
If you prefer to walk, then marvel at the musical high-tide organ which joins the ever-growing range of giant sculptures and eye-catching artworks on New South Promenade.

You'll also find the world's largest dance hall mirror ball, measuring 20 feet across, on this section of the Promenade running from Blackpool's southern boundary at Starr Gate up towards the northern entrance of Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Travelling along the Promenade, at the heart of Blackpool's famous Golden Mile is the Sea Life Centre, home to more than 40 fascinating displays allowing close encounters with marvels of marine life and 2005 sees some deadly additions to the display with the UK's only collection of poisonous sea snakes.

Nearby is one of Blackpool's oldest attractions, Louis Tussaud's Waxworks, inviting you to meet the famous and the infamous in its many galleries. There are stars of stage and screen, soccer heroes in their own hall of fame and villains galore in the basement chamber of horrors where even the sign above the entrance is dripping in blood.

Then there's Coral Island, with its pirate town facade: the Terror Train awaits along with the Parrot Flyer monorail in this undercover family entertainment centre.

And down at the Sandcastle they're having a permanent heat wave! White knuckle water chutes, swirling slides and the giant Typhoon Lagoon wave pool combine to offer a full day of family fun amid a 'tropical climate' complete with palm trees. This tropical haven now features the fantastic “Caribbean Storm Treehouse”. This multi level interactive water play area includes the Whirlwind, Great White Whipper, Treetops triple family water chute and the Hydrostorm which every few minutes tips 600 gallons of water onto bathers below. In addition there are over 35 other fun interactive features including water cannons, magic jets and water blasters.

But of course you can't see and do everything in a day, which is why Blackpool offers a wealth of accommodation for everyone - from four star luxury to homely B&Bs, plus flats, apartments and caravans - to suit all budgets. In Blackpool you can enjoy the ultimate 'short break' by the sea.

A holiday in Blackpool will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and recharged - even if you're on the go 25 hours a day! Perhaps it's the resort's infectious zest for life. Or maybe it's just that, uniquely, whatever your routine Blackpool can offer a perfect break from it.

So slow it down, or paint the town, the choice is yours! We're sure you'll leave Blackpool with a care-free spirit and memories to treasure.


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