Lancashire’s coastal resorts offer some of the most spectacular and enjoyable experiences of the British seaside, contrasting in character between the boldness of Blackpool and Morecambe and the elegance of Southport and Lytham St Annes.
The architecture of these resorts includes precious survivals of Victorian and Art Deco design, some of them still in use, others awaiting restoration. The engineering challenges embodied in the Blackpool Tower, the Blackpool tramway, the Blackpool Illuminations and the piers along the coast are a reminder of Victorian imagination and innovation.
The 80-page 2013 ‘Lancashire’s Seaside Heritage’ tour handbook introduces the historical context of each resort, and examines the detailed history of the major architectural features, including Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens, Morecambe Winter Gardens, the Midland Hotel, Morecambe, the Grand Theatre, Blackpool and the Garrick Theatre, Southport.
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