Blackpool is a seaside resort in Lancashire in the North West of England on the coast of the Irish Sea. It is a traditional and extremely popular holiday destination attracting more visitors than any other holiday resort in Europe. Blackpool is famous for, among other things, the historic Tower, the three Victorian piers, the Golden Mile , the Pleasure Beach, and its shows rides and nightlife, as well as the features usually associated with British holiday resorts - fish and chip restaurants, candy floss stalls, days on the beach etc.
But perhaps Blackpool is most famous of all for its spectacular Illuminations which provide Autumn holiday visitors with a dazzling display along much of the promenade. The town has a wide variety of accommodation suitable for every requirement, including hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering holiday flats; it has been said that Blackpool has more than two thousand holiday establishments of various kinds. At the last count the figure was two thousand six hundred and twenty one holiday units, containing over ninety thousand five hundred holiday beds.