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Blackpool Tower

Listed under Monuments & Landmarks in North West England, United Kingdom.

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The Blackpool Tower has been a seaside landmark since the day it opened in 1894. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, the structure stretches 158 metres high and can be seen from over 20 miles away. Yet unlike the Eiffel Tower, the Blackpool Tower is not free-standing, and its base is hidden by the Blackpool Tower Circus. At the bottom you can also find the Tower Ballroom and the Aquarium, which serves as entertainment for locals and tourists, but at a hefty price. Access to the tower is the most expensive attraction, but the view from the top platforms is breathtaking. From the top you can see Winter Hill, North Wales and the Isle of Man, the rest of the Fylde peninsula, and even more of England. Or, if you are feeling brave, you can take a 'Walk of Faith' over a two inch glass panel that looks down on the promenade far below.

Written by  Tara Fuller.

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