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.
Plans are being drawn up to create a leisure park complete with nine screen cinema, six restaurants and a coffee shop in Burnley town centre. The multi-million pound development has been earmarked for the former Pioneer site, off Active Way, currently being used as a car park. Experienced leisure and retail developer, Terrace Hill, part of Urban and Civic plc, has bought the site from Burnley Borough Council. A car park for 287 vehicles will also be created, which developers want to see completed by the summer of 2016. Burnley Council leader Mark Townsend said: “This is excellent news and we will work closely with Terrace Hill read more>>