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.
The grand surroundings of a historic Burnley NatWest bank, modelled on a Florentine palace when it was built more than a century ago, is set to become an Italian restaurant. Ribble Valley restaurateur Pino Cafasso, who hails from the Italian culinary capital of Naples, is spending nearly £1m. breathing new life into the former NatWest Bank in Hargreaves Street. I was not surprised when I heard that architects had based it on the Palazzo de Medici in Florence. I thought The Palazzo would be a perfect name. The restaurant and cocktail bar, which will be named The Palazzo, is set to open by October read more>>