Burnley is town with a rich industrial history and interesting places to visit. The Burnley Mechanics has a great range of entertainment including music, drama, comedy. There are restaurants to suit all tastes in the town, with a large range of international menus, and there’s a lively nightlife with plenty of pubs and clubs to choose from.
There’s plenty of choice for shopping in the town and the Charter Walk Shopping Centre has a great selection of stores and there are also regular markets. Business conference venues include those at the Burnley Mechanics and the Townley Park City Learning Centre, and the nearest major airport is Leeds Bradford Airport.
Burnley Car Hire
Wherever you are in Burnley, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Burnley car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some places to visit while you’re in Burnley:
You can visit this Museum set in a historic hall and former home to the Towneley family. You can learn about the family who lived here for several centuries and look around the period rooms. There are interesting exhibits to see including fine and decorative art, along with ancient Egyptian and natural artefacts.
Surrounding Townley Hall, this is a large and scenic Park where you can enjoy a number of activities including golf and pitch and putt and there are pitches for football and cricket. You can enjoy walks in the woods and follow the sculpture trails, and there are attractive gardens along with a nature reserve.
In this Grade I listed historic Hall, which Sir Charles Barry restored in the 19th century, you can see the fine features such as decorative plasterwork, panelling and many historic portraits. There is also a collection of materials which include decorative lace and needlework, and you can enjoy the attractive gardens and woodlands.
Thompson Park and Miniature Railway
There are lots of features to enjoy at this Park such as formal gardens with colourful displays of flowers with many roses. There’s also a boating lake, river and bridges, as well as a children’s playground, and you can also enjoy the miniature railway at the Park.
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
This is a weaving mill built in the 1800’s and powered by steam, and visitors can see the steam engine and boiler house and looms and watch weaving demonstrations. You can also see the former stables for the mill horses and various historic machinery.
Singing Ringing Tree
This sculpture and unique landmark is situated on Crown Point Moor and is powered by wind and made of steel pipes making a singing sound. The sculpture has a tree like shape and makes a lovely sound, and you can visit the sculpture close up and from which you’ll have great views across Burnely.
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