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Best Hotels in Blackburn

Blackburn Introduction

Blackburn, in the county of Lancashire, sits on the edge of the beautiful Ribble Valley and close to the Forest of Bowland. It was once a busy mill town, its name synonymous with the textile industry from the cottage industries of the 13th century through the boom of the Industrial Revolution, to the mid-20th century. Today, you can see landmarks relating to the industrial era, plus a host of country parks, museums, ancient manor houses and riverside walks. In keeping with the tradition of many Lancashire towns, Blackburn features a busy covered market, plus performance theatres and a selection of pubs and restaurants.

Hotels in Blackburn

Hotels in Blackburn are made up of comfortable inns on the edge of town, guesthouses set above charming public houses and stylish country hotels, with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. If you are travelling on a budget, search Blackburn hotel deals a couple of miles outside the town centre, which offer family rooms, breakfast, free parking and free WiFi. Alternatively, if you are celebrating or wish to stay in Blackburn hotels with further amenities, there are 4-star hotels, nearby, with swimming pools, spa and wellness centres, and well-equipped fitness rooms.

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Where to stay

If you like to be in the heart of the town, close to shops, restaurants, museums and cathedrals, choose discount hotels in Blackburn close to Church Street and Blackburn train station. They are within easy walking distance of Blackburn Cathedral, riverside walks and Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery. If you prefer to stay in accommodations closer to nature, hotels north of the town, near Ribble Valley attractions, will suit you. With historic castles, parks, scenic forests and moors to choose from, it's the perfect place to escape to after a hectic day of sightseeing

Things to see

There's much to see and do in Blackburn, from exploring the town's industrial heritage to discovering the unspoilt beauty of surrounding hills and valleys. If you're staying in the centre of town, begin your journey at Blackburn Cathedral. Although the current cathedral building is recent, the foundation is said to date to the year 596. Afterwards, walk to Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, which houses a superb collection of paintings, medieval manuscripts, Egyptian artefacts and information relating to the town's history. If you wish to spend time amongst nature, Witton Country Park is a good place to do so. With 480 acres of woodland, parks and recreational areas, it's a great place for a picnic, riverside walk, woodland hike or for the kids to play. If you fancy a spot of retail therapy, Blackburn has a vast selection of shops and markets where you can pick up a souvenir of your stay.

How to get to Blackburn

Blackburn is easy to reach by car from all directions, with main transport routes being the M6 and M65 motorways. Blackburn is also served by its own railway station, in the centre of town. If you're arriving by air, then you can land at Blackpool Airport or Manchester International. There are also regular local bus services to and from surrounding towns and cities, allowing easy access to explore more of Lancashire and the Ribble Valley.