35 Facts About Blackpool Tower

1. Blackpool Tower gets its name from a historic drainage channel that released discoloured water into the Irish Sea, forming a black pool.

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2. Blackpool Tower is one of the most famous and easily recognised landmarks in the UK.

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3. Blackpool Tower was not painted properly during the first thirty years and it became corroded.

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4. Blackpool Tower was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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5. Blackpool Tower has experienced numerous high-profile crimes since the early 20th century.

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6. Blackpool Tower United Hebrew Congregation is located on Leamington Road with a synagogue hall and community centre.

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7. Blackpool Tower has two main venues for boxing fight nights, the Tower Circus Arena and the Winter Gardens, which both hold regular fight nights throughout the year.

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8. Blackpool Tower has a dedicated local TV news service, That's Lancashire, organised by the That's TV network.

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9. In early 2013, Grime music in Blackpool Tower increased dramatically with the invention of BGMedia.

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10. Blackpool Tower was featured in a Channel 5 documentary series from 26 October 2017, this time entitled Bargain Loving Brits in Blackpool.

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11. Blackpool Tower is the setting for Bhaji on the Beach directed by Gurinder Chadha.

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12. Blackpool Tower is continually striving to improve its position within today's tourist industry.

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13. Blackpool Tower is often described as the "gay capital of the North".

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14. Blackpool Tower has a pioneering publicly owned Municipal wireless network Wi-Fi, which covers the entire town centre, promenade and beach front.

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15. Blackpool Tower has, like all of the UK, a temperate maritime climate according to the Koppen climate classification system.

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16. Blackpool Tower rests in the middle of the western edge of The Fylde, which is a coastal plain atop a peninsula.

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17. In 2017, Blackpool Tower had the fourth highest rate of antidepressant prescription in England with the most common health problems being depression, stress and anxiety.

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18. Blackpool Tower is covered by two Westminster constituencies: Blackpool North and Cleveleys, and Blackpool South.

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19. Blackpool Tower gets its name from a historic drainage channel that ran over a peat bog, discharging discoloured water into the Irish Sea, which formed a black pool (on the other side of the sea, "Dublin" (Dubh Linn) is derived from the Irish for "black pool").

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20. Blackpool Tower is used to storms, and takes them with a proper equanimity.

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21. Blackpool Tower continued to be owned by the Bickerstaffe family until 1964, when the Blackpool Tower Company was sold to EMI.

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22. Blackpool Tower released the Standard Corporation from its share commitments.

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23. Blackpool Tower is a Grade I listed building and incorporates at its base a building containing attractions that include a world-famous ballroom and circus.

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24. Blackpool Tower was officially opened to the public of the United Kingdom on the 14th  May 1894.

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25. Blackpool Tower took three years to build using 2,500 tons of steel and five million Accrington bricks.

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26. Blackpool Tower has provided entertainment for the people of Britain for some 114 years.

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27. Blackpool Tower has 2 lifts going to a floor 17m above ground.

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28. Blackpool Tower was bought by Blackpool Council in 2010 and is run by Merlin Entertainments for Blackpool Council.

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29. Blackpool Tower is a tall structure in Blackpool, a North England seaside town.

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30. On Saturday 14 May 1994 Blackpool Tower celebrated its centenary.

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31. Blackpool Tower is well designed and offers wheelchair access, as well as good children's facilities.

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32. Blackpool Tower is an entertainment mecca, with eight fantastic attractions under one roof.

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33. Blackpool Tower has transmitters for local FM station Radio Wave 96.5 and some non-broadcast services.

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34. Blackpool Tower is the common name for Tower buildings, an entertainment complex in a red-brick three-storey block comprising the tower, the ground floor aquarium and cafeteria, Tower Circus, the Tower Ballroom and roof gardens that was designated a Grade I listed building in 1973.

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35. Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894.

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