Blackburn in Lancashire is a classically Northern market town situated south of the picturesque Ribble Valley. It’s a vibrant, exciting place to be – a location with diverse culture and rich history. Fashionable heritage areas make the most of the grand Victorian-era architecture found throughout the town – housing independent boutiques and speciality restaurants. Traditional pubs selling local cask ales and wholesome pub grub can also be found in abundance. Fine dining is a speciality in the Ribble Valley region – as are cafes and quaint tearooms serving homemade cakes.
The renowned Thwaites brewery is situated in the town centre, with many local pubs and restaurants offering a taste of the area’s famous ale. For culture vultures Blackburn’s Asian Quarter (also known as Whalley Range Bazaar) celebrates the town’s diversity and the various international communities that have settled and called the area home over the years. Here you can find authentic spice markets, restaurants and delicious cuisine from the sub-continent.
Attractions, activities and landmarks in Blackburn include Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn Museum, Turton Tower and Blackburn Rovers FC. The town also hosts a variety of events, shows and concerts at one of several venues including Thwaites Empire Theatre, Darwen Library Theatre and King George’s Hall. A number of Heritage Town Trails offer an opportunity to learn more about Blackburn’s intriguing industrial heritage. Visitors can also explore the neighbouring countryside and experience the beauty of the Ribble Valley.
Our diverse collection of venues includes modern, contemporary choices and historic hotels and halls ideal for a range of different requirements.