Much of this year’s magazine is dedicated to the great outdoors and the rural opportunities within and hopes to inspire young people to consider a future career in land and agriculture.
Our surrounding countryside is one of Burnley’s true assets, boasting some of the most stunning views in Lancashire, playing host to an array of outdoor activities. With over 80% of Burnley designated as rural you’re never too far from the heart of the Pennine hills.
But there’s much more to Burnley than just our lovely countryside. We have a great shopping and night-time offer, with the wonderful Burnley Mechanics Theatre offering a diverse calendar of shows throughout the year, a superb range of restaurants, and if you like to stay out a little later, a great bar, DJ and club scene.
We are delighted to include a ‘round the world’ feature in this year’s magazine, showcasing a selection of fantastic places to eat and enjoy an evening out, reviewed by the renowned chef and food activist, Gill Watson.
You might be surprised at just how much there is to see and do in Burnley, ranging from the historic stately homes of Towneley and Gawthorpe, stunning countryside to explore either on foot, bike, or on horseback, family visitor centres such a Happa and Shores Hey Farm, superb sailing opportunities at the Rossendale Valley Sailing Club, a brand new state-of-the-art driving range and the global award winning Woodland Spa at Crow Wood Leisure.
So if you’re planning a visit, why not make your stay a little longer? We have a wonderful selection of visitor accommodation to suit all tastes, from country cottages steeped in history, boutique historic mansion houses, to modern national hotel chains. Wherever you choose to stay you’ll be sure of our famous friendly Burnley welcome. You might even be enticed to consider living in this wonderful area of Lancashire – with such a diverse range of affordable housing you can get a lot more house for you money here!
Don’t just take our word for it! Interviews with successful local entrepreneurs who live and work here and students studying here in the town, say it all for us. A Cambridgeshire student studying at Burnley’s University of Central Lancashire said “Burnley is truly ‘surprising’. When you aren’t from Burnley you don’t imagine it to have beautiful countryside with really friendly welcoming people, and I’m so happy I chose to study here”.
Burnley is a special place we want to share and a warm Burnley welcome awaits.