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.

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Victorian Christmas at Gawthorpe Hall

Enjoy a Dickensian Christmas at Gawthorpe Hall on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December, from 11am – 3pm (last entry 2.30pm). Revel in the atmosphere of a traditional Christmas with Gawthorpe Hall decorated in a style the Victorian Kay-Shuttleworth family would have expected with holly, ivy and Christmas trees. There will be bell ringers in the Long Gallery, readings from Dicken's A Christmas Carol in the library, heritage musician Peter Bull on Saturday and a choir singing carols on Sunday all adding to the Victorian atmosphere. The Dining Room will be set for a lavish Christmas dinner and you can meet the housekeeper in read more>>