Geography of Blackpool
Blackpool is located on the southwest coast of the county of Lancashire, and
forms part of the Fylde, a piece of land jutting into the Irish Sea, separated
from the rest of the county by the foothills of the Pennines.
The Fylde is characterized by its rolling hills, pleasant river valleys, flat
plains and long stretches of beach. To the east the land begins to rise near
the town of Garstang, culminating in the deep gorges of the Ribble Valley region.
There are several river systems running through the Fylde, including the Brock,
Calder, Hodder, Lune, Ribble, and Wyre, as well as the Lancaster Canal.
Lancashire itself comprises a variety of soil and terrain; there being mountains
of more than 2000 feet high, in the north and eastern parts, with wide moorlands
or heaths amongst them; extensive bogs or mosses, which yield only turf for
fuel, and are very dangerous. It yields iron, coal, slate, and other building-stones.
Grazing is more attended to than agriculture. The fisheries, both in the rivers
and the sea, are valuable, and there are two considerable lake systems, Windermere
and Coniston Water.
The Blackpool area boasts a number of excellent parks and woodland areas, exemplified
by the peaceful Stanley Park, with its picturesque lake and putting greens.
If it's stunning natural scenery you are after, try heading for the Ribble Valley
or further afield to the spectacular Lake District.
For further information about cheap hotels in Blackpool why not visit more of our guide pages.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Norbreck Castle Hotel and 15 days parking
Imperial Hotel (Winter 2 Night Offer)
The Big Blue Hotel (Club Rooms)
Grand Metropole Hotel
New President Hotel
Grand Metropole Blackpool 3/4 night stay
Norbreck Castle Hotel
Manor House Hotel
The New Kimberley Hotel
De Vere Herons' Reach
The Big Blue Hotel
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full list of hotels and online booking