Blackpool is the queen of England’s fun seaside resorts, with over 16 million visitors every year. The town is famous for its tower, its three piers, its Pleasure Beach, and its Illuminations. From early September to early November, 5 miles of town’s main promenade are illuminated with thousands of electric and neon lights. The main reason for Blackpool’s immense popularity is Pleasure Beach, a 16 hectare collection of more than 145 rides. It attracts some 7 million visitors every year and is considered the best amusement park in Europe. The park’s main attraction is the Big One, the tallest and fastest roller coaster in all of Europe with a top speed of 85 miles per hours and a descent of 75 meters. Across from Pleasure Beach is Sandcastle Waterpark, an indoor water complex with 15 different rides including the Master Blaster, the world’s largest indoor water slide. Blackpool’s most recognizable landmark is the 150 meter high Blackpool Tower, built in 1894. Inside is a vast entertainment complex that can keep children occupied for hours. Of the town’s three Victorian piers, the most famous and the longest is the North Pier, built in 1862.