Post a comment. Saturday, 2 January Blackpool Case Study. Reasons for its growth as a tourist destination: Blackpool developed as a tourist destination primarily because it was situated on the coast and was also close to large cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. Around the midth century it became fashionable in England to travel to the coast during the summer to bathe in sea water as it was thought to provide health benefits. Stagecoaches began running to Blackpool from Manchester after a private road was built to the town. This meant Blackpool was easier to access than a lot of other coastal locations.
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Blackpool is more than a holiday resort and there are a number of other dimensions to the town besides tourism. Blackpool is also well known as a venue for international snooker and darts competitions. There are five important dance festivals held in the town - at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom and the Winter Gardens. The Grundy art Gallery is worth a visit, both for its permanent collection and for the exhibitions it regularly hosts, such as the recent Matisse and Rembrandt presentations.
Skip to content. Blackpook is located in the North West of England. It became popular as a tourist destination in the late s and its popularity increased steadily until the late s when tourism numbers dropped from 16 million to 10 million. Despite this, Blackpool is still dominated by the tourism industry and there are 91, bed spaces, most of which are in small guesthouses. In the s, only landed gentry visited Blackpool.