In the lively town of Blackburn, visitors will have plenty to do with lots of entertainment, a museum, interesting historical buildings, as well as with good leisure facilities and open green space. King George’s Hall is host to a large spectrum of performances including music, comedy, ballet, opera and kid’s shows, and you’ll also find a great range of performances and events at Thwaites Empire Theatre. Nightlife here offers a number of options, with bars and pubs of different styles, along with live music venues. You’ll find a good selection of restaurants for a meal out, with lots of menus for different tastes and budgets.
The town is home to a great choice for shopping, with the The Mall Shopping Centre and its huge selection of stores, and there are many other shops in the town, with both independent and well known High Street names. Among the business conference venues in the town are Jan’s Conference Centre and Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel, and the closest airports for international flying are Manchester Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport.
Blackburn Car Hire
Wherever you are in Blackburn, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Blackburn car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some options for places to visit in Blackburn:
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
You can visit this Museum which houses extensive collections of exhibits such as a fascinating Egyptian mummy, ancient Greek and Roman coins, historic manuscripts, ceramics, South Asian traditional jewellery and textiles, historic icons and Grandfather Clocks. The fine art collection includes Victorian oil paintings, with works by artists such as Lord Frederick Leighton and Japanese woodblock prints.
This is a splendid building which was built in the early 19th century in Gothic Revival style, with its nave being the former church. You can see the fine stonework and woodcarving, along with its impressive and unique modern art and sculpture.
Not far from Blackburn is this elegant Grade I listed house, with its tower originally built in the 15th century and later extended and restored. Visitors can view the Tudor and Victorian features of the house, with beautiful furniture and art works, and learn about the history of the building.
Witton Country Park
This is a lovely place to come where you can relax and have a picnic in the large green landscape of parkland, woods and rivers. While you’re here you can also enjoy the facilities at the Park, such as the athletics track, and there’s also a visitors’ centre with traditional farm tools and machinery, a cafe and children’s playgrounds with lots of activities.
Wellybobs Adventure Farm Park
Close to Blackburn is this delightful Farm Park where you can come with all the family to see lots of animals which include alpacas, goats, rabbits, reptiles and birds of prey. There are also lots of activities here, such as an adventure playground with activities including a zip line and sandpit, and there’s also mini golf, pony rides and kid’s racing cars, along with a soft play area and a cafe.
Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre
This is a large Centre where visitors can enjoy a range of sports and leisure facilities such as the gym, several pools, halls in which you can play a variety of sports such as football and cricket, dance and fitness studio and a sauna.
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