Life in Burnley

Explore everything Burnley has to offer. Here, at the heart of Pennine Lancashire, our thriving student town has something for everyone.

Whether you’re a night owl socialiser or an early bird exerciser, a coffee shop lounger or savvy shopper. It’s a place full of life, bursting with things to do and places to go.

Our students are a friendly and inclusive bunch, and they’re ready to welcome you. Check out our video guide to life here and discover your Burnley.

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Thinking about commuting to classes?

Many of our students live at home and commute to campus for their studies. If you're a thinking about doing the same, visit our commuter students page for all the information you need to help you decide.

Find out more about commuting

What's in Burnley?

  • Green spaces

    Take a moment to relax. Visit one of our six beautiful Green Flag parks, and many other green spaces.
  • History

    Discover local history. Explore Towneley Hall, a magnificent historic house, art gallery and museum.
  • Entertainment

    Take time out. Go to the cinema, bowling alley, art gallery, sports centre or theatre.
  • Outdoors

    Get some invigorating country air. Hike up the stunning Pendle Hill or explore the Forest of Bowland.

Whatever you’re into, you’ll find a range of fabulous live music venues featuring every musical genre. And if good conversation and great food with friends is more your thing, there’s also a wide range of restaurants for a foodie get-together. 

Burnley Campus

Want to see your accommodation on our campus map?

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What's it like to live in Burnley?

Sometimes when I need a change of scenery, I’ll study in the cafes near campus. Rhode Island Coffee, in the town centre, is one of my favourites.
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Discover Lancashire's industrial past and admire the historic Cotton Mills.
Discover Lancashire's industrial past and admire the historic Cotton Mills.

Getting to Burnley Campus

We’re easy to get to by car or public transport. Here are some directions and travel advice to help you find us.

How to find us

Let us show you around

Birdseye view of Burnley Victoria Mill campus

Why not discover Burnley town and our campus together?

Explore our fantastic campus and discover what life is like here at the University of Central Lancashire.