Before we move on to my second base in the Lake District let´s go back for a week, back to Lancaster and back to my little excursion to Blackpool!
Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Irish sea, near Lancaster in the north-west of England. It was easy to reach by train from Lancaster and it´s just a short walk from the train station to the beach and the old pier.
In the mid 18th century it became fashionable to travel to the coast to improve one´s wellbeing – Blackpool´s 7 miles of beach became a tourist magnet. To make it even easier a railway was built in the 1840ies connecting Blackpool with the major cities in Northern England. It became “the archetypal British seaside resort”.
In the 1950ies holidays overseas became more and more popular and people lost interest to stay in Blackpool (or other English resorts), even so, it still is a popular destination for day trips. The old amusement park probably helps – and the miles and miles of beach!
I went to Blackpool to meet Amy for her dream photo shoot on a beach and she couldn´t have chosen a better location. We had so much fun exploring the old pier and the beaches, from Blackpool to St. Annes.