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Escape to the Country
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Escape to the Country

You Can’t Visit Blackpool Without Trying This Tasty Treat!

On this episode of “Escape to the Country,” learn how to make the delicious rock candy that defines seaside vacations in North Dorset!

Blackpool town is located within North Dorset in the U.K., and is known for being the perfect venue for an iconic British seaside holiday. For residents of the U.K., no visit to Blackpool would be complete without a tasty stick of rock candy. If you haven’t seen rock candy in the states, it can best be described as a hard stick-shaped boiled sugar confectionery that is typically flavored with peppermint or spearmint. On this episode of “Escape to the Country,” our host learns the step-by-step process of how to make rock candy, and it’s more complicated than you’d think! Watch her create her own “Escape to the Country” themed rock candy under the guidance of experts in the clip below. 

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Now that you know rock candy is an essential component to any British beach holiday, you may be wondering what else may be involved in this type of vacation. Typically, they include journeys to charming towns, swimming, amusement rides and attractions, and a stay at a local resort or rented house. Knowing that it can rain frequently in Britain, these seaside towns have plenty to entertain travelers whether in rain or shine. 

Along with tasting the famous rock candy, you can certainly experience an authentic beach holiday in the town of Blackpool. Blackpool is the perfect destination to affordably have some old fashioned fun in the sun. In between relaxation sessions on Pleasure Beach and riding a nearby roller coaster known as “The Big One,” you and your family can enjoy a variety of attractions at the Sandcastle Waterpark, The Adrenaline Zone, The Blackpool High Ropes, and the Blackpool Tower. While some of these attractions include the expected water slides and roller coasters, you may also be pleasantly surprised to see stunning views from observation decks, attempt challenging obstacle courses, find you can attend an actual ball at Blackpool Tower, and watch a captivating show at the Blackpool Tower Circus. 

If you’re a history buff, you will also be delighted by Blackpool’s plethora of unique museums. These are perfect to explore when you want to have a low-key day between experiencing thrilling attractions or to keep busy during rainy weather. One museum that seems to consistently be a favorite with locals and tourists alike is the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, which combines history with authentic sets and theatrical storytelling. Other museums that are quite popular include the Madame Tussauds’ Blackpool Wax Museum, The Grundy Art Gallery, The Little Marton Windmill Speciality Museum, and The Star Trek Filmwelt Center Exhibition. 

As you can see, the seaside town of Blackpool really does have something for everyone to enjoy on a beach vacation and tasty sticks of rock candy for everyone to enjoy at the end of a wonderful day! 

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