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(Barry Lewis / Corbis)

Rick Steves' Europe: Blackpool, England

Home to a giant amusement park, a vintage trolley and an old-time variety show, Blackpool is northwest England's glittering beach city

Blackpool Beach

Blackpool England beach
(Barry Lewis / Corbis)

While sun worshippers may opt for staying on the beach, other visitors may check out the promenade or Blackpool Tower.

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