Global travellers have named Blackpool attractions among the best in Europe. Blackpool Pleasure Beach was voted the ninth best amusement park in Europe in a list compiled by TripAdvisor from millions of reviews.
Blackpool's Sandcastle Waterpark also proved a favourite with travellers - being placed eighth in a list of best European water parks.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Paultons Park were first and second in the best UK amusement park list, with Alton Towers third, Drayton Manor fourth and Thorpe Park fifth.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director Amanda Thompson said: "We are thrilled to be named the UK's best amusement park. We pride ourself on offering the best experience for a great day out.
TripAdvisor spokesman James Kay said: "Blackpool Pleasure Beach is not just the country's best-rated amusement park, it is also one of the cheapest for a family day out among the UK top 10, proving that great value often trumps bigger rides in the eyes of consumers.
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