Monday, July 08, 2019

The Metropole Hotel in Blackpool

A look at the Metropole Hotel in Blackpool.

We bought some superb old postcards at a collector's fair in Stockport yesterday. Among them was this card of the Metropole Hotel in Blackpool back when it was owned by Butlin's.

Blackpool. Butlin's Metropole Hotel. E.T.W. Dennis & Sons Ltd. Postally unused

The Metropole Hotel in Blackpool is now operated by Britannia Hotels, the owners of Pontin's!

The Metropole Hotel in Blackpool
How the Metropole Hotel looked on my visit to Blackpool in May. Note the Pontin's flag to the right of the hotel

Originally built in 1776, the hotel was owned by Butlins from 1955 until 1998 when it was purchased by Grand Hotels. In 2004 the hotel was sold to Britannia Hotels.

I was recently at the seaside resort to visit the Crazy Golf course behind the hotel as part of the project to reopen the minigolf layout.

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