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Blackpool v Barcelona….who will win?

It's a much-loved resort that is sometimes derided but certainly never ignored. The elderly tower has been in need of costly repairs. Its observation platform will be replaced by a 4D cinema show and a dungeon will also be built to rival the capital's London Dungeon.

But comparing England’s best seaside resort to Catalunya’s finest, the results are definitive:

Average August temperature in Blackpool is 18C; Barcelona 26C - so easy one there!

Barcelona's cultural highlights include Antoni Gaudí's unfinished Sagrada Familia, and Parc Guell; the Casa Batlló designed by Gaudí to resemble St George's dragon; Las Ramblas; the Dali Museum.

But then Blackpool's cultural highlights include the pleasure beach, which lures 6 million visitors every year; Sandcastle Waterpark, the UK's largest indoor waterpark; and the illuminations from September to November – pure culture there then!

Foodwise, its Blackpool’s fish and chips or Barcelona’s famous selection of tapas bars.

Flights to Barcelona from the UK from as little as £74 while a a London-Blackpool return train ticket is £271!

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