Darwen attractions

Darwen attractions

DarwenDarwen 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 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 5 miles north of Darwen.

Lewis Textile Museum

Attractions King George's Hall, Northgate, Blackburn, BB2 1AA. Tel: 01254 582579. Shows & concerts change monthly. Different pantomime every Christmas. Pay & display parking. Blakeys Bistro & bar. Blakey's is a popular nightspot, with organised live music events and as a social venue. www.kinggeorgeshall.com. About 5 miles north of Darwen.

 King George's Hall

Attractions Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 OUP. Tel: 01254 812010. Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. A trust was founded in the 1920 when the Hall was about to be demolished, since then the Hall has been a museum and Gallery and Host to many Grand functions. The Hall is open to the public every day except Saturdays when we are closed for weddings. www.samlesburyhall.co.uk. About 9 miles north of Darwen.

 Samlesbury Hall

Attractions Hoghton Tower Garden, Hoghton, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0SH. Tel: 01254-852986. An extensive sixteenth century house with courtyards, outbuildings and walled gardens. Probably one of the most dramatic looking houses in Lancashire. It stands proudly on its hill overlooking the surrounding countryside, an impressive sight for visitors driving up its mile long drive. See website for events and prices. www.hoghtontower.co.uk. About 6 miles northwest of Darwen.

Hoghton Tower Garden

Attractions SOUTH RIBBLE EXHIBITION CENTRE, LEYLAND Tel: 01772 422041. The restored 16th century Grammar School is now a museum reflecting the borough's history and is the venue for a monthly exhibitions programme. The School was one of the earliest in the county and dates from 1524. Much of the present building dates from c.1580 and is a fine example of the local timber framed construction technique. About 12 miles west of Darwen.

 SOUTH RIBBLE EXHIBITION CENTRE

Attractions The British Commercial vehicle Museum, King Steet, Leyland, Nr Preston PR25 2LE. Tel: 01772 451011. This is one of Britians most important heritage collections - a unique display of historic commercial vehicles and buses spanning a Century of truck and bus building. www.commercialvehiclemuseum.co.uk. About 12 miles west of Darwen.

The British Commercial vehicle Museum

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