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Discover Burnley

As a student at UCLan Burnley you’ll get to enjoy the best of both worlds: a fantastic learning experience together with opportunities to socialise, unwind and embark on the odd adventure.

The first thing you’ll be impressed by is the stunning location. Our campus is ideally situated in the heart of Pennine Lancashire, surrounded by miles of open countryside and breathtaking views. It’s a landscape which will appeal to anyone with a thirst for exploration and adventure. Looking north, you’ll encounter the imposing grandeur of Pendle Hill, whose history is steeped in centuries of myths and legends. Beyond lie the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

What's in Burnley?

Just a few minutes’ walk away from the campus you can venture into vast expanses of scenic parkland. Burnley boasts six beautiful Green Flag parks. During your free time the opportunities for leisure are endless. Go walking and cycling, enjoy a round of golf or take to the water on Thompson Park’s boating lake. Historic Towneley Park, once the deer park for the 15th century Towneley Hall, is the perfect spot for a quiet picnic and you can enjoy live music here during the summer months. Football fanatics can experience the thrills of live football at Burnley FC’s Turf Moor Stadium.

When you’re ready to hit the town you’ll discover that Burnley is a thriving place filled with things to entertain you at any time of the day or night. A short walk from campus takes you right into the heart of it. You’ll find a multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, art gallery, sports centre and Burnley Mechanics Theatre, the place to enjoy the very best in live entertainment. When catching up with friends you can get together for a coffee or a bite to eat in one of Burnley’s many coffee shops, bistros, bars and restaurants. You can also hunt for bargains in its award-winning indoor market.

When you’re ready to venture further afield you’ll discover some of the North West’s biggest attractions within easy reach of the campus. M65 junction 10 links Burnley to the motorway network. The bright lights of Manchester and UCLan’s main campus in Preston are just 25 miles away and easily reached by direct train and bus services. For a memorable day out you can head to Blackpool, the Lake District, Leeds, Liverpool or the Yorkshire Dales – all conveniently located just an hour’s drive away.

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