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in the county of Lancashire

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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.

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Oswaldtwistle Town Hall & Civic Theater, Union Road, Oswaldtwistle

Oswaldtwistle (30 Pictures)

in the county of Lancashire

(3.3 miles, 5.4 km, direction E of Blackburn)

This is a large, typical Lancashire village lying close to the urban sprawl of Blackburn and Accrington...

Hoghton Tower, Lancashire

Hoghton (12 Pictures)

in the county of Lancashire

(4.3 miles, 6.8 km, direction W of Blackburn)

It was here that James I created "Sirloin" when he supposedly knighted his beef!..

River Hodder

Hurst Green (207 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Lancashire

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction N of Blackburn)

This pretty Lancastrian villages the setting for historic Stoneyhurst, a noted school which was founded in the 16th-century...

Astley Hall, Chorley

Chorley (34 Pictures)

in the county of Lancashire

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction SW of Blackburn)

The town's historic roots go back beyond the Bronze-Age, as evidenced by findings in the 20th century...

The Corn Exchange. 1832. Preston, Lancashire.

Preston (68 Pictures)

in the county of Lancashire

(8.9 miles, 14.3 km, direction W of Blackburn)

This is the town that was at the centre of the cotton spinning industry for well over a hundred and fifty years. ..

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Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral (3 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.4 km)

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Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower (12 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction W)

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Bold venture Park, Darwen, Lancashire.

Bold Venture Park (30 Pictures)

(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.....

Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall (2 Pictures)

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction NW)

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Darwen Tower at sunset, Darwen, Lancashire.

Darwen Tower (18 Pictures)

(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.....

Secret Garden Cuerden Hall

Cuerden Valley Country Park (1 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction W)

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Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham

Gawthorpe Hall (3 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.9 km, direction NE)

Gawthorpe Hall, home of the Shuttleworth family for several centuries lies close to the traditional Lancastrian market town of.....


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