Situated in the heart of the Lancashire countryside, Burnley is a working-class town with strong links to the cities of Manchester and Leeds. Highly regarded for its contributions to manufacturing and aerospace, it was labelled the 'Most Enterprising Area in the UK' in 2013 by the UK government. But, don’t just be expecting an industrial landscape when you come to visit. Burnley is filled with beautiful country houses, parks and green space. It also boasts great art galleries, theatres, places to eat and drink and a Premier League football team. Our Burnley hotel is located in the town centre and is the perfect base for exploring Burnley and the local area.
Things to do in Burnley
There’s something for everyone in and around Burnley when it comes to days out. Unwind in the countryside, explore beautiful country houses with art galleries, take a tour around a local brewery or spend a day petting horses and ponies. The top activities in town are all here.
You can shop until you drop in Burnley at Charter Walk Shopping Centre, with over 85 stores to choose from ranging from fashion and jewellery to homeware and cosmetics. It’s open every day of the week and has a large multi-storey carpark, toilets, cash machines and lots of food and drink options.
If you take the short trip to Nelson you can also visit Pendle Village Mill, a one-stop-shop for fashion, homeware, garden and gifts. It’s a brilliant department store and garden centre located in a renovated mill. There’s ample parking and a lovely little cafe to rest your feet after a shopping spree.
Getting to and from Burnley is a doddle. It’s got great public transport links and a motorway running through the town. If you’re driving here, take the exit at Junction 10 off the M65. If you’re arriving by train, Burnley Manchester Road is the main railway station in the town and has express services to Manchester, Blackpool, Preston, Leeds and York, which are all hub stations that connect to the rest of the country. Burnley Central is a second, smaller station which offers links to nearby towns like Accrington and Colne as well as Preston and Blackpool. There are bus stops located throughout the town with buses offering local routes as well as the X43 service to Manchester. Finally, if you’re travelling by air then Manchester Airport is your nearest and best option. It’s around an hour away by car or taxi, but if you’d prefer to stay nearby the night before you fly then we have plenty of hotels near Manchester Airport.