It’s a pleasure to bring you the 2019 edition of the Burnley Magazine. I’ve been working on the magazine for 5 years now and it always amazes me just how
much there is to see and do in the town. It’s wonderful to work with the talented people who make Burnley a special place and to tell their stories within these pages.
For this edition I have been privileged to work with local clubs, writers, artists, crafters, entrepreneurs, the college and the university, and a few wacky chaps who just love everything retro. A great cross section of the local community, who are delivering a range of classes and services, representing the diverse lifestyle offer we have here in #BrilliantBurnley.
As well as the wonderful people we have in Burnley we also have some amazing places and award-winning visitor atractions. Come and see the historic stately homes of Towneley Hall and Gawthorpe Hall, stunning countryside and award winning visitor centres like Shores Hey Farm to superb sailing opportunities, state of the art driving ranges, mini golf and the global award winning Woodland Spa at Crow Wood.
Made up of 80% rural space, Burnley’s surrounding countryside boasts some of the most stunning vistas in Lancashire, so when you visit Burnley you’re never too far from the beautiful green Pennine Hills.
But there’s more to Burnley than just the lovely countryside, there’s a great shopping and night-time offer too, with the wonderful Burnley Mechanics Theatre offering a diverse calendar of shows throughout the year as well as a range of restaurants serving delicious food, including the Michelin Star Restaurant, The White Swan.
The area provides a wonderful selection of accommodation to suit all tastes, including the truly unique Hurstwood Hall Guest House, a Grade II listed hall steeped in local history with wonderful warm hosts. Burnley is also home to The Lawrence Hotel in Padiham – abeautifullydesignedboutiquehotelwithluxurious rooms and delicious food, the Rosehill House Hotel –
a splendid Victorian house with individually designed rooms just outside the town centre, the dog friendly Holiday Inn Express just off Junction 9 of the M65,
and for 2019 the opening of a fabulous new hotel and wedding venue in the Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort – set to attract hundreds of new visitors to the town.
Whatever your visit to Burnley entails, you can’t visit without taking in the jewel of the crown – Towneley Hall. Set in 445 acres of beautiful parkland, this historic hall provides all the ingredients for a fun, educational and adventurous day out.
The magazine aims to feature something of interest to all age groups and passions. If you have a passion for food, then the new town centre eateries feature will certainly wet your appetite for new places to eat.
Recently named the friendliest place in the UK you can be assured of a friendly Burnley welcome.