Results in Blackpool, North-West England
BRITAIN'S biggest holiday resort and one of the most famous in the world. Attracts sixteen million visitors a year. Readily associated with candy rock, 'Kiss Me Quick' hats, end of the pier shows, donkey rides, Blackpool Rock, Punch and Judy and other traditional seaside symbols, Blackpool holds its own against the foreign competitors that have borrowed its 100-year-old-formula. The town, with a population of 144,100, is founded on tourism and its residents have a long established reputation for hospitality. The holiday season begins in April and continues at a bustling pace until November when the illuminations are switched off and preparations made for next year's guests.