One of Britain's favourite seaside resorts, Blackpool has been a popular holiday destination since its emergence in Victorian times. Originally, the appeal of Blackpool was its seven mile long sandy beach. Of course, it is still a popular attraction today for visitors to relax and for the kids to play games or take a ride on a donkey. Blackpool is one of the biggest seaside resorts in Europe and offers visitors a full range of activities. It is famous for its Golden Mile of fairground type attractions and the Blackpool Tower, a smaller scale imitation of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Blackpool's Pleasure Beach, a collection of enormous rollercoaster rides and shows is one the UK's most popular tourist attractions.