"Burnley - A Town Amidst the Pennines" Burnley by MartinSelway

Burnley Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 82 photos


Well, Burnley is our home town and that's why we feel obliged to put something down here!

It's not one of the UK's top tourist attractions, but if your comming this way there are a few gems that you may want to visit. Take a look at the attractions tips for my recommendations.


Burnley is set on th edge of the south Pennine Moors.

The main highlights of the Town, in our view are:

Good Town Centre

Dramatic countryside

History e.g. Queens Mill and the Weavers' Triangle

Historic Houses of Towneley Hall and Gawthorpe Hall

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:History, countryside, fine buildings, friendly folk.
  • Cons:Run down housing, weather (rain!)
  • In a nutshell:A town of contrasts.
  • Last visit to Burnley: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Great local tips and photos that reflect the full year's weather cycles! Gillybob greetings

  • davesut's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    These are quality tips Martin. I used to work in Colne and lived in Huddersfield - many a trip on the long causeway in those days.

  • SHE.C's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2007 at 12:18 PM

    thanks for the pics at least we get good review on here instead of the one the loonie tele people gave burnley

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2003 at 10:08 AM

    Thank you for your Burnley tips, two more local attractions i can try

  • steventilly's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2003 at 3:03 PM

    Never been to Burnley yet. Those two halls look attractive enough to tempt me tho.


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