Pictures of Blackburn
You can now buy stock photos of Blackburn - Click here
Blackburn is the largest town in East Lancashire and is notable for its large shopping malls, celebrated three day market, Thwaites Brewery (one of the biggest independant brewers of real ale in the North-East of England which celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2007) and its modern Cathedral. Once the largest weaving town in the world Blackburn was visited by Mahatma Gandhi when he toured the area to study Lancashire's textile Industry. Blackburn was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and was originally an agricultural community before producing wool and then cotton cloth. St Mary's Church which was built in 1826, although there has been a church on the same site since 597AD, became a cathedral in 1926.
Planning a visit to Blackburn?
Please support the Pictures of England website by booking your Blackburn hotels & accommodation through this site.
Add town to favourites
Recommended towns & villages near Blackburn
All towns in LancashireComplete A to Z of towns in England
|(3.3 miles, 5.4 km, direction E)|
This is a large, typical Lancashire village lying close to the urban sprawl of Blackburn and Accrington...
Information | Pictures (17) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(4.3 miles, 6.8 km, direction W)|
It was here that James I created "Sirloin" when he supposedly knighted his beef!..
Information | Pictures (10) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction N)|
This pretty Lancastrian villages the setting for historic Stoneyhurst, a noted school which was founded in the 16th-century...
Information | Pictures (202) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction SW)|
The town's historic roots go back beyond the Bronze-Age, as evidenced by findings in the 20th century...
Information | Pictures (32) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
|(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction W)|
This is the town that was at the centre of the cotton spinning industry for well over a hundred and fifty years. ..
Information | Pictures (67) | Hotels | Holiday Cottages
Recommended attractions near Blackburn
All attractions in BlackburnAll attractions in LancashireComplete A to Z of attractions in England
|(0.3 miles, 0.4 km)|
Information | Pictures (3) | Hotels
|(3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction W)|
Information | Pictures (7) | Hotels
|(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction S)|
The name of this spacious green park situated at Darwen in Lancashire epitomises the endeavour of the local borough engineer who.....
Information | Pictures (30) | Hotels
|(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction NW)|
Information | Pictures (2) | Hotels
|(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction S)|
An observation tower circa 1897Standing at 86ft high, apparently you can sometimes see the Welsh Hills from it on a very clear.....
Information | Pictures (18) | Hotels
Hotels & Accommodation in Blackburn
Blackburn Hotels Blackburn Cottages Blackburn Bed & Breakfast
All Accommodation in Blackburn..
Hill View Hotel
Blackburn, Lancashire, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
With free Wi-Fi and refurbished bedrooms, Hill View Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Blackburn town centre. Each bedroom at Hill View has a TV and tea/coffee, and the hotel has a TV lounge showing Sky ...
More info and book online.. Price from £35.00
Blackburn, Lancashire, England (1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction S)
The Fernhurst offers 4-star guest accommodation, free Wi-Fi and free parking. There is good access to the M65 motorway and Ewood Park, Blackburn Rovers' football grounds, is a 2-minute walk away....
More info and book online.. Price from £50.00
Premier Inn Blackburn Central
Blackburn, Lancashire, England (2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction S)
Within easy reach of the M65 and 3 miles (4.8 km) from Blackburn Train Station, Premier Inn Blackburn Central is a family-friendly hotel with a Brewers Fayre restaurant and free parking....
More info and book online.. Price from £50.00
Stanley House Hotel & Spa
Blackburn, Lancashire, England (2.4 miles, 3.9 km, direction NW)
The Stanley House Hotel is an eclectic 17th-century manor house set in the Ribble Valley. It has a restaurant and a bar, as well as free Wi-Fi and free parking. The spa offers special therapies, activ...
More info and book online.. Price from £187.00
The Millstone At Mellor- a Thwaites Inn of Character
Blackburn, Lancashire, England (2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction NW)
In the peaceful village of Mellor, the award-wiining Millstone features a 2-rosette acredited restaurant and real ale bar. The hotel is set in scenic Lancashire countryside, just 3 miles from Blackbur...
More info and book online.. Price from £66.00
See all Blackburn reviews..
Please login to make a review
Nearby travel help
|Blackburn Station||(0.2 miles, 0.3 km)|
|Mill Hill Station||(1.0 miles, 1.6 km)|
|M65 Junction 6||(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction NE)|
|M65 Junction 5||(2.3 miles, 3.6 km, direction SE)|
|Blackpool Airport||(22.5 miles, 36.2 km, direction W)|
|Manchester Airport||(28.5 miles, 45.8 km, direction S)|
|Blackburn to London||(184.0 miles, 296.0 km, direction SE)||
Member created tours