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.
Burnley is celebrating after receiving FIVE Green Flag awards, an accolade reserved only for the best green spaces in the country. Towneley, Scott, Ightenhill, Queens and Memorial were all given green flags. The awards judges for green spaces look at a number of criterias, including safety, cleanliness, sustainability, community Involvement and management. A lot of hard work by a lot of people has gone into getting these Green Flags and the awards are a testament to the sterling job done by many community groups and staff involved. Burnley's executive member for leisure and culture councillor Bea Foster said "We are absolutely delighted to receive read more>>