Two hotels in the northern English town of Blackpool were recently awarded two tourism Oscars at the Enjoy England Excellence Awards ceremony.
Blackpool is certainly worth a visit. Twelve miles of seafront, the famous “Pleasure beach” amusement park, waxworks second only to Madame Tussauds in London, a waterworld and its own zoo, model village, and sealife centre. Plus, the town is well-known for its lively gay and lesbian scene.
In September, Blackpool ushers in its Blackpool Illuminations, with its many tableaux of moving pictures all made up of tiny lights. The city’s trams, the only ones still in operation in England, are also festooned with lights.