Blackpool is an English coastal town on the Irish Sea. Traditionally, part of the county Blackpool Lancashire, but was on 1 April 1998 independent – non-free – body (unitary authority). Blackpool has three piers, the north was built in 1863, 1868 and the middle of the southern 1893rd The Blackpool Tower was built in May 1894 and represents a 158 meter high copy of the Eiffel Tower dar. The outer skin was gold plated, after the building was allowed to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Along the beach promenade of the city run (museum) Trams which – have long been the only ones in the British Isles – the abolition of the regular trams in the 1950s and 1960s. Since the late 20th Century, however, the tram networks in many British cities expanded again. To date, unique in Europe, the double-decker trams in Blackpool.
Blackpool is known as the headquarters of the sports car maker TVR as a production facility and the company Jaguar. In addition, it is home to a football team, the FC Blackpool. The association succeeded in 2010 after 39 years, re-ascend into the top league in the country. From 19 Century the town was special destination in the northern English working class. With the price reduction in the tourism industry in the 1960s, the Mediterranean region’s most popular tourist destination. The amusement park Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the largest in Europe.
Outside the holiday season in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens held major political conferences and meetings. In particular, the Labour Party in Britain has more usually their party. A major sporting event is the annual Blackpool Dance Festival in the stunning Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens, the largest and most important dance sport festival in the world.