These are the most asked questions on Google about Blackpool

Blackpool is our town, and we know it like the backs of our hands.

Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 11:36 am

But want do other people want to know about the resort? We asked Google what were the most asked questions about Blackpool, and here are the results:

Blackpool planned to bid for city status as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, but the council withdrew its application at the last minute and it remains a town
Blackpool gets its name from a historic drainage channel (possibly Spen Dyke) that ran over a peat bog, discharging discoloured water into the Irish Sea, which formed a black pool

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Known for its Tower, Pleasure Beach, amusement arcades and donkey rides, Blackpool is the quintessentially British holiday destination and the town welcomes over 6 million visitors every year
Blackpool is many things, and not the downmarket destination its often described as. Plus, where else can you go on two nights holiday for 50 and have the time of your life?
Blackpools three fabulous piers each have their own unique appeal. Choose from the oldest pier, North Pier, family favourite Central Pier with its big wheel, and South Pier with its mix of family friendly rides
Upholding its reputation as the nightlife capital of the North, Blackpool is home to some of the liveliest bars and hottest clubs in the country, and the hen and stag groups add to the party atmosphere
In 2019, Blackpool South has secured a Seaside Award. Blackpool North beach opposite the Tower, Blackpool Central beach and Bispham beach have also been given the Seaside Award status.
Blackpools three main piers offer good fishing for a wide range of species, and many people head to the North Wall. This is a high tide venue which can produce plenty of fish species
Blackpool Tower is an iconic symbol. Built between 1891-1894, the tower is 518 foot high and is a grade one listed building. Blackpool Tower was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Illuminations were first shown in 1879 when they were described as 'Artificial sunshine', and consisted of just eight carbon arc lamps which bathed the Promenade
In 1923 director Albert Hargreaves had been refereeing an international game between Holland and Belgium and recommended that the Dutch colours would suit Blackpool as being uniquely distinctive
Half an hour, the same as everyone else! Donkeys usually eat barley straw, hay, grass (pasture) and various other things like bread, molasses & sugar beet which are mixed in with their feed
It has nothing to do with the salt but it certainly does snow less in coastal areas. This is due to the Maritime Effect which in a nutshell gives coastal areas more mild seasons
In the first two series, shows were filmed at the Tower Ballroom where the original Come Dancing series was filmed in the 70s. Craig Revel Horwood said "the atmosphere is electric. It has so much history"