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Mini guide to Blackburn

     

Blackburn is nestled in the beautiful surrounds of the county of Lancashire, with its old buildings and markets reflecting its role as an important textile centre during the Industrial Revolution. Today the town offers numerous cultural attractions, excellent shopping and dining options, as well as popular walks through pristine moorlands and woodlands.

The town centre is home to Blackburn Cathedral, built on the site of the Parish Church of St Mary's, which was mentioned in the Doomsday book of the 11th century and is now home to one of the finest collections of modern religious art in the UK. The nearby Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery opened in 1872 and houses various collections of fine art and medieval manuscripts, while the Lewis Textile Museum documents the town's industrial past.

Blackburn Market offers a range of local products and produce, and since its beginnings around the 13th century it has grown into the largest indoor market in the northwest. Darwen, just to the south of Blackburn, specialises in the small independent retail market.

A number of excellent restaurants offering a range of international cuisine to suit all tastes can be found in Blackburn. Several pubs offer great traditional meals and ales, with Thwaites Brewery being the last of a once vibrant brewing industry. Blackburn's lively nightlife is well known across Lancashire, with numerous clubs and bars staying open well into the night; there is also regular live entertainment at King George's Hall.

The surrounding countryside is popular among walkers and hikers alike, and is scattered with stately old houses and halls. Hoghton Tower is a manor house built in the 16th century and consists of dungeons, the King's Bedchamber, a ballroom and a magnificent banqueting hall with minstrel gallery. It was made famous by King James 1 when, in 1617, he was so impressed with a loin of beef he was served here that he knighted it Sir Loin, hence sirloin steak. Samlesbury Hall dates back to the 12th century, while Witton Country Park offers a peaceful respite.

Blackburn is easily reached from the M6 and M65 motorways, while the Boulevard in the town centre acts as a hub for rail and coach transport to destinations throughout Lancashire and beyond.

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