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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

Turn of the Century

Blackpool England tower
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Over-the-top it may be, but the perennially popular resort town has attracted huge crowds since the 1890s.

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