23 Reasons Blackpool Beats Every Other UK Seaside Town

You can keep your castle, Scarborough.

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1. For starters, the tower.

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Blackpool Tower is probably the world's greatest tower within a mile of the sea. Even if it is knock-off, it's a superb knock-off. Paris is just being greedy with those extra 166 metres.

22. And let's not forget the illuminations, which are basically Christmas lights on steroids.

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The Blackpool illuminations get switched on during the last weekend of August and run for most of the winter.