BLACKPOOL'S three piers are the envy of many other seaside towns.

North Pier, the oldest of the trio, has moved forward while going back to the future with improvements on a Victorian theme.

There's a theatre, bars, arcades and even a two-storey traditional Venetian Carousel carrying over 70 passengers in ornate gondolas, as well as colourful horses.

Often called the family pier because of its all-ages attractions, such as the Kiddies Ride Arena, South Pier also has white knuckler thrillers in the Adrenaline Zone include the Sky Screamer and Skycoaster.

And you will have no chance of overlooking Central Pier, with its bars and arcades, unless it is from the top of the 108ft high illuminated Big Wheel which carries up to 216 passengers on a 'circular tour' of the Promenade.