The last bank holiday of this summer brought me up to Blackpool. I have learned that if you want to travel by National Express you should book two days extra for your holiday, as the traffic is heavy, and you will get delays for up to two hours. Anyway enough about traffic congestion, I shall go back to my holiday destination Blackpool.
As I have mentioned at the beginning of my story I have left London around 8 o’clock in the morning to reach Blackpool only after 3 in the afternoon. I was a guest of Gramsford Lodge Hostel, in an on suite room with 4 bunk beds. I t was not my first hostel, but I was surprised of how unusually clean it was. I have not tried the hostels’ food, as I have decided to have my meals outside, testing different local restaurants. I had dinned at The Chinese Buffet, where the variety of food was overwhelming, as for the desserts a real culinary paradise with chocolate fountain and self-served ice cream. I even had a small incident with the ice cream machine, as it was wrongly set up and end up spelling some on my cloths. However, they forgot to charge me for a shandy, so on that note I call it even.
Blackpool it is a great holiday for the family, the promenade with it’s three piers is fool of restaurants and rides. Cities main attractions are The Blackpool Tower, Madame Trousseau, The Pleasure Beach, The Sand Castle. I even adventured myself on some rides at The Pleasure Beach. For me the main attraction where the old classic trams, running via the promenade. I was so fascinating by them that I end up getting myself a book on trams history from the Tram Shop.
The only thing missing from this great Blackpool holiday was the weather, however despite its usual fits, I did witness a beautiful sunset. The total cost for this Blackpool Holiday and up to less than £150, including food, accommodation and transport.