Grand Hotel Blackpool
“Polite and courteous service at Blackpool's well-known hotel” - VisitEngland Assessor
Grand Hotel Blackpool has a fantastic seaside location with great views across the Irish Sea and easy access to popular local attractions. Take advantage of the health club sauna or dine with us in the on-site restaurant. As well as being a great place to stay, the hotel has good conference and wedding facilities, with 11 versatile functions rooms hosting up to 800 people, superb transport links and over 300 car parking spaces.
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About The area
Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.
The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.
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