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.
A project to develop Burnley’s newest park has seen a new bridge opened. The £81,000 bridge in Brun Valley Forest Park opens up a new route for pedestrians, cyclists and horseriders between Netherwood Road and Rowley Lake that passes through areas of woodland and meadow on the south side of the River Brun. The bridge was funded by Burnley Council and Lancashire County Council with grants from the Lancashire Environment Fund, River Ribble Trust and the Forestry Commission. It was officially opened by Coun. Bea Foster and County Coun. Marcus Johnstone. Coun. Foster, Burnley Council’s Executive member for leisure and culture, said: “I’m delighted read more>>