Burnley is near a diverse collection of Lancashire’s attractions. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Clitheroe Castle and the iconic Ribchester Roman Museum. Also worth checking out are the Forest of Bowland and the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
You’ll find many interesting cultural highlights in and around Burnley. Walk through the exhibits and enjoy the atmosphere of the Eureka the Museum for Children in Halifax and the Museum of Lancashire in Preston. There are some excellent galleries to enjoy nearby including the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston.
If the sun is shining head outside and enjoy the nearby green spaces. Go for a walk in one of the local parks and gardens, which include Miller Park in Preston, Heaton Park in Manchester and Avenham Park. Take a long walk in the Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston.
Spots such as Hoghton Tower in Preston and Wainhouse Tower in Halifax are popular places for visitors to the Burnley area,. Lancashire features some evocative reminders of the past; begin your local history tour at Skipton Castle in Skipton.
Some of the best golf courses around include the Preston Golf Club in Preston. Grab your favourite driver and hit the fairways.
Watch local sporting heroes, the Burnley FC, take to the field at the iconic Turf Moor. On weekends the stadium overflows with blue, red and white, as local soccer lovers gather to get behind their beloved team.
To really get to know Burnley, consider making a reservation at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Make reservations for the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, the Mercure Bradford, Bankfield Hotel, Bingley, or the Holiday Inn Preston.