Top 10 Things to do in Burnley, United Kingdom (UK)

October 2, 2017 Joeann Galban

Burnley (/ˈbɜːrnli/) is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021. It is 21 miles (34 km) north of Manchester and 20 miles (32 km) east of Preston, at the confluence of the River Calder and River Brun.
Restaurants in Burnley

1. Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Queen Street, Burnley BB10 2HX, England +44 1282 412555
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5 based on 219 reviews

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

See the world's only working steam powered weaving mill bring the past to life. A rare chance to re-live the days when steam ran the world!

Reviewed By EdwinaA - Kendal, United Kingdom

Fabulous. A room full of machines..which still work. Lots of different types of machines doing different jobs...all working and demonstrated. The huge steam engine on top floor comes on several times a day. This generates the power needed to work the main weaving machines. The noise is tremendous.. hard to imagine how it must have been working there.
Nice little cafe and shop too. Very reasonably priced. We loved it.

2. Gawthorpe Hall

Nr Burnley, Padiham BB12 8UA, England +44 1282 771004
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4 based on 237 reviews

Gawthorpe Hall

Gawthorpe Hall is a superb Jacobean historic house, nestled in the shadow of Pendle Hill, east Lancashire. Built between 1600 and 1605 for the Shuttleworth family it had an iconic and important role in the local area. On a visit you can see the original seventeenth century panelling and plasterwork in the Drawing Room; period Victorian rooms redesigned by sir Charles Barry (architect of Houses of Parliament) showing what life was like for the family in the 1890s and enjoy the splendour of the Long Gallery. The hall also has fabulous furniture, paintings and the Gawthorpe Textile Collection displays on the first floor.

Reviewed By katykins44 - Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom

The guides spoke clearly and passionately and really brought Gawthorpe Hall to life learned so much, this is the best National Trust property I have been to, although in the book it said it opened at 11 when it opened at 12. Why are they not open in a morning

3. Inside Spa

Leeds Road, Nelson, England +44 1282 661735
Excellent
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4.5 based on 146 reviews

Inside Spa

If you are looking for pure indulgence and total relaxation, Inside Spa can provide you with a haven filled with the most incredible unique sensations, where the mind, body and soul converge to give you an unforgettable and deeply pleasurable experience. Our team of experienced and highly qualified therapists will be happy to put together a unique treatment package designed specifically for your needs that will leave you looking and feeling your very best. Special Features of Inside Spa... - Foot Spas - Vitality Sauna - Ice Fountain - Aroma Steam Room - Vitality Pool - Herbal Sauna - Salt Steam Room - Experience Showers - Spa Wellness Experience - Mud Chamber - Relaxation Room - Juice Bar - Pamper Days - Special Occasion Packages - Body Treatments - Facial Treatments - Beauty Treatments - CACI Face and Body Treatments - Universal Contour Wraps Gift Vouchers are also available for purchase.

Reviewed By RAW1966 - Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

At £18 per head for two hours it seems a little pricey for what it is.
A nice spa though clientele can be odd, someone was even using the Spa with a mobile phone in hand when I was there recently!
Being in Nelson, not the most salubrious town in the world, then it can be a bit hit and miss. Notably closed on a Monday

4. Pendle Village Mill

Hollin Bank | Hollin Mill Street, Brierfield BB9 5NG, England +44 1282 442424
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4 based on 56 reviews

Pendle Village Mill

Pendle Village Mill is a Family run mill store in Brierfield, nr Nelson just off junction 12 of the M65 in Lancashire.We sell fashion, Footwear, Carpets & rugs, Home Furnishings, Furniture, Gifts, Beds and Garden and cane furniture too. We have a wide selection of brands and concessions including Yankee Candle, Musbury Fabrics, Bon Marche, Brantano Shoes, Woods Gifts, Trespass, Skyflyte luggage, Beldorm Bedding, Whittakers School uniforms & much more. You can relax in our Tea rooms with a cake, coffee, meal or breakfast. We are family and disabled friendly too. Pendle Village is a great place to browse for exclusive Mill Shopping. Come and visit soon. Coach parties welcome too.

Reviewed By George D - Penrith, United Kingdom

This was my first visit and was very surprised by its layout. Started with a visit to the tearoom for morning coffee. Excellent with very pleasant staff who couldn't do enough for us. Browsed the shopping area and was able to buy quite a few Christmas presents. Cashiers very polite and helpful. All in all a very pleasant visit.

5. Pendle Hill

Barley, England +44 1282 696937
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5 based on 153 reviews

Pendle Hill

Site of 17th-century witch trials.

Reviewed By Sid S - Burnley, United Kingdom

Great country pub we have been there a few times now. We went there again on New Year Day to celebrate our Son birthday. Delicious dishes in a fantastic environment and impeccable service. Prices are very reasonable. Definitely worth a visit. It's perfect place for either a special evening meal or a snack/drink after a long walk up Pendle Hill. BTW this pub is Dog friendly.

6. Wood-Sage Outdoor Education

Bowley Scout Camp Dean Lane, Great Harwood BB6 7UN, England
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5 based on 125 reviews

Wood-Sage Outdoor Education

We are Wood-Sage, an award winning, family run, outdoor education company offering a wide range of tailor made programmes & activities to schools, youth organisations, families and corporate groups. Our 47 acre site is situated in the heart of the East Lancashire with easy access to road networks and a short drive from the towns and cities of Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Manchester and Liverpool. Whether you are booking on behalf of your family, a youth organisation or your workplace, the award winning team at Wood-Sage Outdoor will ensure you have a great experience.

Reviewed By Deb813 - Burnley, England

We wanted to try something a little different this year for my sons party and having had a go at archery at a couple of events with wood sage we decided to book a party. We went for nerf combat and air rifle. The place itself is huge and you can see the scouts doing other activities whilst you are there and without a doubt we will be back to try that zip wire!!
Overall we had 15 boisterous boys who didn't stop. They had a superb time playing various games with a break in the middle so they could cook their own sausages on an open fire in the teepee. Simon was fantastic with them. My partner wants to work/live/play there (he's only 39....) I can't stress enough how much the boys enjoyed it, I've had loads of messages saying from parents saying their children are still talking about it. 10/10. Thank you, so much.

Manchester Road, Accrington BB5 2JS, England +44 1254 233782
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4.5 based on 134 reviews

Haworth Art Gallery

Reviewed By charlotte t - Accrington, United Kingdom

We visited the bistro with friends on friday night. The food was wonderful, fresh and lots of local produce used. lovely friendly staff and all in beautiful surroundings

8. Pendle Heritage Centre

2 Colne Road, Barrowford BB9 6JQ, England +44 1282 677150
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4 based on 149 reviews

Pendle Heritage Centre

Reviewed By 1990birdy - Lincoln, United Kingdom

Great little centre with a value for money tour which includes DVD showing of the Pendle Witch Trials. Lovely cafe inside with a good choice of snacks and drinks.
The Centre is next to Barrowford Park which has a variety of playground rides for children and exercise apparatus for both young and old. Plenty of grass area for picnics and some nice little shops in Barrowford itself.

9. Animal Quackers

Huttock Top Farm Newchurch Old Road | Newchurch Old Rd, Bacup, Rossendale OL13 8HS, England +44 1706 875492
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4.5 based on 155 reviews

Animal Quackers

Reviewed By Jan Dustin N

We visited Animal Quackers today and we absolutely enjoyed it! Our little boy loved the birds and snake and the part where you get to hold the animals.
Amazing and friendly staff, proper down to earth! Price is very modest and food is not bad too! Would highly recommend for young families.

10. The Whitaker Museum

Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale BB4 6RE, England +44 1706 260785
Excellent
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4.5 based on 106 reviews

The Whitaker Museum

Reviewed By pamskelding - Bristol, United Kingdom

Visited with young grand children . All the exhibits were interesting and not too much. The stuffed animals were unusual and the staff very friendly. We went up to the play area after so all good fun.

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