it’s no wonder that so many people are using #BrilliantBurnley to describe the town

Burnley – it has it all. A Premier League Football team, booming business and an incredible amount of developments, it’s no wonder that so many people are using #BrilliantBurnley to describe the town. A market and mill town, Burnley is ideally situated right in the heart of the Pennines. A cultural hub with various events being hosted by the local council throughout the year, in July, Burnley will host its first ever Summer Garden Party which will see the town centre transformed with live music, dance, theatre, and street food and drink. The event takes place 13th-14th July.

Burnley will also be hosting the third Burnley Literary Festival from Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October. The festival is filled with exciting events from award winning author talks and advice on how to get published through to poetry sessions, creative writing and street theatre. Whether you’re an artist, an avid book reader or simply looking for something to do, there’s guaranteed to be something for you.

Towneley Hall, Burnley
Towneley Hall

Burnley also offers a wealth of shopping opportunities with a mix of big name brands and excellent independent retailers with Primark recently opening a store in the town. The town also has a vibrant café culture, brilliant entertainment venues and a range of pubs and restaurants making it the perfect place to go both day and night.



Thompson Park was recently granted £1.2 million to transform the pavilion and boathouse into a café and make general improvements. An ornate park filled with traditional features and flower beds, Thompson Park has plenty going on for all the family with a boating lake, paddling pool and playground all in one space. It’s also home to the famous Burnley and Pendle Miniature Railway Society. The miniature railway runs from noon-4pm on Sundays and
Bank Holidays and costs £1 with all the income reinvested into the railway.

Situated in the picturesque Towneley Park, Towneley Hall is a hub of history and culture. What’s better you can also enjoy High Tea at the hall in the grandeur of the Regency Rooms. Spend an afternoon sampling a selection of decadent bites accompanied by whole leaf tea while overlooking the Italian Gardens.



It’s not surprising that many people are choosing to move to Burnley. One company who know just how brilliant Burnley is are McDermott Homes. A local development company, family-owned McDermott have recently built 86 three and four bedroom houses just off Sycamore Avenue. The development, aptly named Sycamore Grove has already proudly embedded itself as part of the community. McDermott’s Beverley Kemp explains why they love Burnley so much:

“A lot of the people who work at McDermott are from Burnley. It means an awful lot to us that we’re building in our own town.” She smiles, “We’re local to the area and we want to make sure the house is right for the purchaser, we have a better understanding and it’s building in the area we know that is important to us.”

Burnley is evidently a town that’s on the up and it’s easy to see why. With so much to see and do as well as an abundance of opportunities. There really is no reason to go anywhere else.


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