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.
Fashion enthusiasts have been flocking to the new Peacocks store in Burnley town centre. The national retailer opened its doors at 9am on Thursday - with the first 20 lucky customers bagging themselves a £30 golden ticket to spend in the branch. Shoppers were expressing their delight at the latest addition to The Charter Walk Shopping Centre, and are now keen to see even more affordable shops brought into the town. Sylvia Birney (56) said: “I usually have to go out of town to go to Peacocks, so I am really pleased. And Karen Williams (47) added: “It is really good for the town read more>>