The Blackburn Arts Scene
The cultural scene in Blackburn is second to none, with this relatively small town having no less than three arts centres. King George's Hall is itself home to pantomime and contemporary rock venues, and Blackburn also has the Darwen Library Theatre and Thwaites Empire Theatre, which attracts star names from the entertainment world. Art and heritage are also very prominent in Blackburn, and when you book in to a Lancashire hotel or guesthouse here you're assured of a rich and varied cultural experience.
Explore Historic Blackburn
It's all a far cry from the days when Blackburn was a centre for heavy industry during the late 18th Century, but things have moved on in a most positive manner for the town. One of the big attractions for visitors today is the magnificent cathedral, where you can enjoy a coffee in the crypt after looking around. The cathedral is a short walk away from any Lancashire hotel or B&B in the vicinity.
While you're in Blackburn, be sure to visit the town's Museum & Art Gallery too, where there are great displays that showcase the old cotton industry that put the town on the industrial map of Great Britain. A heritage tour is the best way of seeing all that Blackburn has to offer, and your local Lancashire hotel or B&B can give you all the details.
Lancashire is a county choc-full of great natural and cultural attractions for visitors. Whether you're staying at a grand historic hotel in Blackpool or Lancaster, or in a cheap and cheerful guesthouse or B&B on the coast at Southport or Morecambe, you're guaranteed to have a brilliant break. There are plenty of things to do for all ages, and in a town like Blackburn, further inland, you'll find museums, shopping and historic monuments to suit all tastes. Lancashire has a long and colourful past, and from the Romans to the Industrial Revolution the whole region has been the setting for warfare, industrial upheaval and more recently urban regeneration.