Blackpool is officially the nation’s all-time favourite seaside resort, according to new research from consumer champion Which? Holiday. The North-West resort has been voted number one in an independent survey of over 4,000 members of the general public. Fans love the special atmosphere in the town, as well as the spectacular annual illuminations which were described by one respondent as “simply breathtaking”.
Brighton comes a close second, with the promenade, pier and its proximity to open countryside receiving high praise. Whitby, Bournemouth and Scarborough complete the top five. Bournemouth’s beaches are its main draw, while the other two have been singled out for their scenery and surrounding countryside.
40% of UK adults took a trip to the seaside in 2009, but this is set to increase in 2010. 20% of adults surveyed by Which? Holiday said they will be more likely to visit a UK seaside resort in 2010 than in 2009.
Rochelle Turner, Head of Research for Which? Holiday, says: “Millions of Brits will be taking holidays at home this year, and it’s certainly one way to ensure you don’t fall victim to volcanic ash. While Blackpool may not be able to guarantee the weather, with its host of theatres, fairgrounds and every conceivable promenade entertainment, it’s easy to see why the granddaddy of seaside towns still manages to draw the crowds.”
The Which? Holiday Top Ten seaside resorts are as follows:
8. St Ives
10. Great Yarmouth
Blackpool – Britain’s most popular holiday destination – is crammed with thrills and excitement, making every visit a fun-filled adventure.
No visit to Blackpool is complete without experiencing the new 4D Cinema and SKYWALK. Create new lifelong memories with the family 380 feet above the Promenade before exploring the rest of The Blackpool Tower .
Down in the depths of The Blackpool Tower you’ll find Blackpool’s WORST family attraction. Prepare to be hurled into Blackpool’s most horrible history where the Dungeon creatures are ready to tell you their tormented tales.
A short stroll down the Promenade brings you to Sea Life and Madame Tussauds. Both perfect for a morning or afternoon family trip. The only question is – which one first? Sharks, rays, turtles and thousands of fish make SEA LIFE an amazing aquatic discovery, whilst Madame Tussauds provides close-up glitz and glamour with your favourite British celebrities.
White-knuckle-seekers can experience the adrenalin of the Pepsi Max Big One, Infusion and other thrilling rides to set the pulse racing or slide the world’s longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide.
Combine fun and wild animals in a fabulous family day out at Blackpool Zoo, home to 1,500 animals, birds and insects from all over the world
By night there are the world-famous Illuminations, which shine bright for 66 nights from September to November each year. And of course, there are miles of golden sand to enjoy at your leisure – it’s not called the Golden Mile for nothing!
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Source – http://www.visitblackpool.com
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