So to test your knowledge, here are 13 interesting facts about the Fylde coast that may have passed you by.
1. The Illuminations were once opened by Red Rum
The Blackpool illuminations are traditionally opened by a celebrity figure. In September 1977, the famous racehorse Red Rum did the honours, and also opened The Steeplechase rollercoaster. The previous April Red Rum had won his third Grand National title. Pictured are Jockey Tommy Stack and Red Rum at the illumination switch-on in 1977.
2. Blackpool's piers make the town a one-off
Blackpool is the only British beach resort to boast three piers. Holding Grade II listed status, the North Pier was opened in 1863 and is the oldest remaining example of a pier designed by celebrated seaside architect Eugenius Birch. Central Pier followed in 1868, where a 108ft Ferris wheel known as the Big Wheel was installed in 1990. Finally, South Pier, originally called Victoria Pier, opened in 1893 and is the youngest of the three structures.
3. Blackpool Pleasure Beachis home tothe oldest amusement park ride in Europe
Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machine, known as the Flying Machines, is the oldest amusement park ride in Europe, opening in Blackpool Pleasure Beach in August 1904. As the ride rotates and picks up speed, the centrifugal force pushes each of the rockets outwards creating the ultimate flying experience.
4. Its Tramway network is over 130 years old
The nostalgic tramway in Blackpool is one of the oldest electric lines in the world, dating back to 1885. Before it was modernised in 2012, it was the last surviving first-generation tramway in the UK.