Blackpool Tower 125: Here are 15 facts about the iconic landmark

Blackpool Tower 125: Here are 9 facts about the iconic landmark

As Blackpool Tower celebrates its 125th year today, we take a look at some of the lesser known facts about one of Britain's most famous landmarks.

How many of these do you know? You can read more about the great structure's life and times here

Old attractions at The Blackpool Tower include an aviary, aquarium and menagerie.

1. The Tower has changed quite a bit over the years...

Old attractions at The Blackpool Tower include an aviary, aquarium and menagerie.
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Theres a post box located in The Blackpool Tower Eye making it one of the highest post boxes in the country.

2. You can post a letter from the Tower

Theres a post box located in The Blackpool Tower Eye making it one of the highest post boxes in the country.
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Famous faces who have visited The Blackpool Tower include Hollywood director Tim Burton, Princess Diana, Take That and even King Kong himself who was seen swinging from The Blackpool Tower in 1984.

3. It has played host to some famous faces

Famous faces who have visited The Blackpool Tower include Hollywood director Tim Burton, Princess Diana, Take That and even King Kong himself who was seen swinging from The Blackpool Tower in 1984.
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Blackpool Tower previously generated its own electricity until 1924.

4. Did you know?

Blackpool Tower previously generated its own electricity until 1924.
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