Our pride, our passion, our place… visit Burnley.

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.

boating in Burnley

The Boathouse – Now Open for Summer

Burnley Leisure invites local residents and visitors to make a splash at the Boathouse which has been opened for the summer. Located at Thompson Park, Burnley, the facility offers a great opportunity to try different water sports and admire a beautiful nature while paddling along the park. The Boathouse has a wide range of equipment to choose from including rowing boats, Canadian canoes, and sit-on-top kayaks, which don’t require any previous experience to be able to use them. As well as dipping paddles into the water, people can also sit down and enjoy ice cream and fresh coffee from the Boathouse café. Michelle Grimes, read more>>