Burnley’s tourism industry is worth close to £100 million per year, there are 1,374 jobs in the visitor economy and Burnley welcomes over 2.4 millions visitors. You can walk around Towneley Hall with characters from the past, or take part in fun runs through the countryside, enjoy theatre performance in the park or exhibitions of sculptures or paintings in the galleries. With well over 150 events taking place throughout the year you are sure to find a reason to get out of the house and try something new.
Preparations are well underway for Burnley’s very own food festival to be held in the town centre on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September. The event is being organised by the people behind the highly successful Chorley Food Festival, and will be held along St James Street. Apart from a wide range of speciality food options, the food festival will also include a cookery demonstration theatre led by top BBC fusion chef Aazam Ahmad together with several local chefs, a schools “Cook Off” competition, entertainment stage and street theatre. Councillor Shah Hussain, Burnley Council’s executive member responsible for town centre management, said: “This food read more>>