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Where is Blackpool?

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Blackpool is a seaside town and unitary authority in Lancashire, England. Situated along the coast of the Irish Sea, it has a population of 142,900, making it the fourth-largest settlement in North West England behind Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington. It lies 40 miles (64 km) north-west of the city of Manchester, and less than 30 miles north of Liverpool City centre. Blackpool is the fourth most densely populated local authority district of England & Wales outside Greater London.

Blackpool is easily accessed by air with three airports in the North West area. There are several ferry routes coming in to Lancashire and the North West from Ireland and the Isle of Man. Travelling by train is undoubtedly the most scenic and relaxing way to visit Blackpool and if time isn't the most important factor then travelling by bus or coach is the best and more affordable way to travel to and around Blackpool and surrounding areas.

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