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Sarsaparilla from Lancashire
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Bronte Lancashire
Folk Customs:
Holcombe Hill Egg Rolling
Preston Gulid
Saddleworth Rush Cart
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Obsession - Festival Of Food & Wine

Nigel Haworth’s Fantastic Food Show

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Yu & You
"I went to this restaurant with friends on the strength of the TV programme. What a mistake! I didn't actually mind the decor or the music, but the biggest letdown ..." More

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"I would like to say how fantastic my experience was at Magicsmiles. I have had my teeth whitened with the Diamondsmiles whitening process and i can honestly say WOW! what ..." More

Yu & You
"One word...WOW! I'm a well travelled person who enjoys a good meal - especially far eastern cusine. I was recommended this restaurant by a friend who lives local whilst passing through ..." More

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The town of Blackburn stands on the river Blakewater and from which it takes it name, dating back to the Dark Ages. Its old main road from south to north was the Roman road which linked Manchester with Ribchester, Blackburn’s position on this road in Saxon and Viking times made it the chief town of North East Lancashire. The Industrial Revolution brought momentous changes to Blackburn. In 1750 Blackburn was little more than a village, but by 1850 it had become a boom town with a tenfold increase in its population. The completion of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in 1816 and the coming of the railway in 1846, cut transport costs dramatically and increased demand for cotton, creating further expansion of both town and industry. Blackburn then became of victim of its success. The inventions, ideas and processes invented in Blackburn were exported throughout the world and this led to the demise of its own industry as other countries utilised this knowledge and produced the goods more cheaply. By 1976 there were just 2,100 looms running in the town compared to the 79,405 that were in existence in 1907 and the end of the 20th century the industry was dead. Blackburn though was making efforts to regenerate itself, the building of an industrial estate was to see some growth and economic regeneration in Blackburn new companies were attracted to the area, the first of many to come was Mullard, they produced radio valves initially for aircraft and then for television sets. The association with aircraft was to continue to the present day with BAe at Salmesbury and today the current site employs around 4,000 people. In the town centre Darwen Street is a treasured part of Blackburn’s Heritage Corridor and is home to a variety of independent specialist shops and businesses. The street has some the best examples of Georgian architecture/terraces in town. The Cathedral Quarter expands from the Boulevard to Church Street, Darwen Street and Mincing Lane and is dominated by Blackburn Cathedral Church of St Mary’s. This historic area has one of the most established identities in the town centre characterised by a range of quality heritage buildings and unique retail businesses offering yet more facilities. Improvements to the Boulevard in the town centre have created closer links between the town centre retail core and the bus-rail interchange.


Blackburn Cathedral
Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery
Hex in the Harvest
Witton Country Park and Visitor Centre


Premier Inn Blackburn North West *book online*
Premier Inn Blackburn South *book online*

Care Home

Springfield Care Home


Apollo 5 Cinema


Dance - The Dapa Centre
Yoga - Yoga by Judith Tomlinson
Yoga - Yoga with Karen


C'Est La Vie
Heaven & Hell Club


Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council


C M Lees & Associates
Central Dental Practice
Goodwin & Associates
Limefield Dental Practice
Magicsmiles Dental Studios


Brookhouse Medical Centre

Redlam Surgery
Shadsworth Road Surgery
The Cabin Surgery
Umar Medical Centre

Estate Agent

A C S Estate Agents Ltd
Andrew Ashton & Co
Holden & Kelly
Holden & Kelly Estate Agents
Independent Property Services
Proctor Alan & Co
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Shaw Thos V Co Ltd
Singleton G F & Co
Thomas V Shaw & Co Ltd

Golf Club

Blackburn Golf Club


Fernhurst Arms
Windmill Hotel


Blackburn Market

Performing Arts

Blackburn Peoples Choir

Pub and Bar

Bee Hive Inn

Brewery Tap
Dog & Otter Inn
Duck & Puddle
Forest Arms
Hare & Hounds
Havelock Inn
Kings Inn
Lord Nelson
Merrie England
Navigation Inn
Printers Arms
Ship Inn Public House
The Dog & Otter
Vauxhall Inn
Witton Inn


Balti House
Dog & Otter Inn
Dog Inn

Guide Village
Havelock Inn
Haweli Indian Cuisine
Kebabish Original
Lord Nelson
Pack Horse
Ship Inn Public House
Sleigh Restaurant
Windmill Hotel
Yu & You


Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
Westholme School Blackburn


Bowford Cottage at Bowford Cottages
The Manor House


A D Varley & Co
Hardman Wood
John Swanney

Leyland Molloy
Lisa Marie Mcnulty
Veritas Solicitors LLP


24 7 Taxis
A 2 B Taxis
Adams Taxis
Blackburn Cars
City Taxis
Coach Hire Blackburn
Golden Line
Red Rose Private Hire


Springfield Vets

Sports Clubs

Beach Judokwai (Martial Arts)
Blackburn Northern (Tennis)
Blackburn Northern CC (Cricket)
Blackburn Rovers Football Club (Football)
Blackburn RUFC (Rugby Union)
Shadsworth Judo Club (Martial Arts)


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Bookland & Co Ltd
Bloomin Lovely
Fairfield Farm Shop
Dowson's Dairy Ltd
Early Learning Centre
Creature Comforts
Dorothy Perkins
Brownhill Pharmacy
Peter Worden
Stompers Footwear
Shu Fetish
J D Sports Limited
Carphone Warehouse
Aquamania Ltd
Britannia Gallery
PC World
The Record Exchange
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Barratt Shoes
T K Maxx
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
Simply Lingerie
Larger Menswear
Creative Cakes by Amanda
Coco Moyo
Chilli Lime Deli
River Island


Mitchells Antique Centre
Giovanni Antiques


Pendle Balloon Co(Airsports)
North Lancashire Road Club(Cycling)
Powerleague Blackburn Soccer Dome(Football)

Places to Stay near Blackburn

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Fernhurst Arms (1.60 miles)

Fernhurst Arms

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Pub with luxury rooms in Blackburn. An established local landmark that has a national reputation for great service, high standards and luxury accommodation. Daniel Thwaites extensively refurbished the rooms in ... More

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Premier Inn Blackburn South (2.15 miles)

Premier Inn Blackburn South
Located within easy reach of the M65 and just 3 miles from Blackburn train station. For shopping, there is a retail and leisure park only 10 minutes drive away with entertainment including a cinema and ... More | visit website
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Stanley House (2.26 miles)

Stanley House

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Stanley House is a 17th Century manor house, which has undergone major restoration to become one of the most exclusive small boutique hotels outside of London with an award winning ... More

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Travelodge Blackburn M65 (2.41 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Millstone Hotel (2.64 miles)

Millstone Hotel

The Millstone at Mellor has retained all the charm of the coaching inn it once was - but added all the creature comforts of a modern hotel. It is one of the highest rated AA ... More | visit website

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The Manor House (2.84 miles)

The Manor House

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Converted former manor house situated in the Ribble Valley, originally built for the Duke of Sumerset. Stunning 16 feet ceilings, four poster bed, real fires, oak floors, fully fitted kitchen, ... More

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Feildens Arms (3.30 miles)

Feildens Arms
The Feildens Arms at Mellor Brook is a beautiful traditional country Inn set in the stunning Ribble Valley. Located just 3 miles from Blackburn, 7 miles from Preston, and only 4 miles from J31 of ... More | visit website
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Dunkenhalgh Hotel (3.93 miles)

Dunkenhalgh Hotel

Set in 17 acres of Lancashire Parkland, the Dunkenhalgh is a 700 year old building that evokes a bygone age yet has modern facilities. It is ideally located for touring the Ribble Valley. Blackpool and ... More | visit website

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The Maple Lodge (4.09 miles)

The Maple Lodge

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This AA 4 STAR guest accommodation, friendly atmosphere and personal service will make your stay one to be remembered. We offer Bed and Full English Breakfast seven days a week. ... More | visit website

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Bowford Cottage at Bowford Cottages (4.18 miles)

Bowford Cottage at Bowford Cottages

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Set amidst truly peaceful countryside in the Ribble Valley and enjoying beautiful rural views to Beacon Fells, these two very comfortable, newly built stone cottages are just ... More

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