Burnley is a thriving market town situated in the heart of East Lancashire, and 25 miles from Preston. It is within an hour’s drive of Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester and boasts a highly skilled manufacturing sector.
Burnley has breath-taking Pennine views, as the town is surrounded by moors that attract walkers, bikers and tourists.
The University Campus on Princess Way is just five minutes’ walk from Burnley town centre. Here you can find a modern shopping centre, multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, leisure centre, art gallery and plenty of nightlife. The town also houses two stately homes and museums, along with the popular Burnley Mechanics theatre which hosts touring comedians and musical acts and amateur dramatics.
There are several large parks in the town, including Towneley Park, once the deer park for the 15th century Towneley Hall, and three winners of the Green Flag Award, including Queens Park, which hosts a summer season of brass band concerts each year, and Thompson Park.
The town is currently benefiting from over £1bn of investment for regeneration and business growth, which gives a unique blend between its historic past with attractions such as a working forge and an award-winning brewery, and the trendy new pubs and clubs scene.
Each year Burnley hosts the two-day Burnley National Blues Festival, one of the largest Blues festivals in the country. Burnley Football Club are based at the Turf Moor Football Stadium.