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Preparing your trip to Blackpool: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Blackpool North Pier 1. Tourists, who expect to travel a lot around the city by using public transportation, will be able to save if they purchase a special «Docklands Light Railway» ticket. You can purchase it at any newsstand, however travellers should note that on weekdays they can use this pass only after 9:30.
2. Visitors of restaurants and cafes should not forget to leave tips, the amount of which should be at least 10% of the total bill. In some dining facilities service charges may be included in the total bill.
3. The best way to make phone calls to other countries is to use special telephone tubes, which are located close to all shopping centers and government agencies. Special phone centers also offer advantageous tariffs for international calls.
4. Car rental is allowed to people over 21 years only. In order to rent a car, you will need a driving license of international standard and a credit card with the required amount of collateral in the account. People, who received a driving license less than one year ago, may be rejected to rent a car.
5. Currency is recommended to be exchanged in banks only. Of course, there are many special exchange offices around the city, but, as a rule, they offer less beneficial rates and charge a higher commission. On the other hand, opposite to banks such offices usually work without lunch breaks and weekends. Under no conditions should travellers use the services of private persons who offer to exchange money as this way they get a risk to become victims of fraud. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. When you call a taxi, do not forget to specify the cost of the trip in advance. The tariff plans of different companies can vary slightly. You should also not forget that daily rates and night rats are not equal. As a rule, after 23:00 the cost of a taxi ride, as well as a public transport ride, can be increased in one-two times.
7. Vast majority of museums and entertainment centers offer their visitors a profitable system of discounts. As a rule, this concerns visitors with children. Tickets for children are either free or sold at a deep discount.
It's definitely worth saying that Blackpool is known as the oldest resort in the United Kingdom. Starting from the 19th century this place was visited by rich British people, who found here … Open
8. Large shops and trading centers accept payments made by credit card. However, if you plan to go shopping to the local markets or visit shops in the city’s suburbs, you will need to get paper money.
9. Before you check in to your hotel, make sure you have specified the list of services. Hotels of the same category can vary significantly in terms of the number of additional services provided.
10. Power supply voltage is 240 V, so some appliances may require special adapters. Tourists are recommended to check of their appliances before the trip.
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What to visit being in Blackpool - unique sights

Sandcastle Waterpark

From the series “The Greatest and Fanciest Water Parks”
In addition to various rides, an excellent spa that features several kinds of saunas and massages, is available to guests. A nicely decorated lazy river, a children's playground with a mock of a pirate ship, Dueling Dragons coasters, and a luxurious pool with fountains represent entertainment options waiting for visitors in the water park. There is also the so-called Hyperzone with the most extreme rides, including Masterblaster slide, Montazooma slide, unusually-shaped Sidewinder and Aztec Falls that is considered the most unusual slide of the aquapark. … Read further

Riverdance Wrecks

From the series “The Surviving Remains of Shipwrecks You Can Observe Yourself”
However, the storm was by far stronger than the crew. The speed of wind went up to 110 kilometres per hour, and wave height was over 7 meters. The ship was leaned for 45 degrees by one of such strong waves, in this position it has left forever. All crew was saved but the huge ship has left on this sandy coast. At first, this enormous passenger-and-freight ferry has to be taken away by the state government. They planned to cut it and remove separately. But within weeks the ferry became a popular touristic landmark. That’s why it was decided not to remove the wrecked ship. … Read further

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Travelling to Blackpool - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Blackpool. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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