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.
Cricket star James Anderson has been enjoying seeing his latest creation come to life after working as an executive producer on the film Warriors. The England fast bowler who grew up in Burnley turned his hand to film-making after thinking about things to do when he retires from the sport. Warriors is a documentary on the Maasai cricket to change their community and pursue their dreams of playing the sport in England. England's all time wicket taker said that working on the project was 'exciting and completely different' and will help promote cricket in a positive way. He said: "It's an amazing film - read more>>