Accrington attractions

Accrington attractions

AccringtonAccrington lies in the county of Lancashire which takes its name from the city of Lancaster and is sometimes known as the County of Lancaster. To the west of the county are miles of sandy coastline with some of Britain's most popular seaside resorts, while to the east you will find open countryside, rugged fells and moorland. Lancashire is home to the Forest of Bowland, the picturesque Ribble and Lune Valleys, nature reserves and several country parks. The towns of Burnley, Blackburn and Chorley offer visitor attractions that reflect their once important role as the cotton-weaving centre of Britain.

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Attractions Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, nr Burnley, Lancashire BB12 8UA Tel: 01282 771004 An Elizabethan house with rich interiors and an important textile collection. National trust charges apply. About 7 miles north east of Accrington.

Gawthorpe Hall

Attractions The East Lancashire Railway was opened in 1846 to link the Manchester to Bolton line with Radcliffe and was a popular passenger and freight route which served the Irwell Valley from Bury, via Ramsbottom, to Rawtenstall and beyond. 1972 saw the last passengers travel on the Bury to Rawtenstall section, and that would have been the end of an era had the East Lancashire Preservation Society not been committed to restoring the line to its former glory. The line was reopened in 1991. www.east-lancs-rly.co.uk. About 6 miles south of Accrington.

The East Lancashire Railway

Attractions Lewis Textile Museum, Exchange Street, Blackburn, BB1 7JN, Lancashire. Tel: 01254 667 130. Opened in 1938. The history of Blackburn's cotton industry. Costume and Textile based exhibitions. A replica of Hargreaves' Spinning Jenny. About 7 miles west of Accrington.

 Lewis Textile Museum

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