Accommodation near train station, King Georges Hall,…
Located in Lancashire, Blackburn is an urban community with a historical background in the textile industry. Once a mill town, its economy was steeped in weaving. Even James Hargreaves, the inventor of the spinning jenny, worked as a weaver in the town in the 18th century. In modern times, the city earned a place for itself in musical history, immortalised in the Beatles’ song, “A Day in the Life.” Surrounded by a verdant countryside, the region has a thriving town centre, undergoing an extensive and multimillion pound renovation.
For visitors travelling to central Blackburn UK, there are various cheap hotels, motels, hostels, inns and b&b’s available, even for last minute overnight accommodation. Many guest rooms feature free Wifi. At a bed and breakfast, a full English breakfast is served in the morning. Some establishments have a swimming pool and gym as well.
Their proximity to the local central train station and numerous bus stops (Boulevard bus station) means visitors do not have to concern themselves with expensive transportation.
What to see while staying for the night, weekend…
Sightseers will find plenty of entertainment in the city. Cultural enthusiasts will enjoy ballet and operatic performances at King George’s Hall, or the Thwaites Empire Theatre. Looking to make some new friends on your trip? Visit the Wellybobs Adventure Farm Park! Kids will find excitement in interacting with the alpacas, and experiencing the pony rides, or jeep safari rides.
Those looking to experience the town’s historical aspects, will appreciate the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery for its presentations of the region’s rich history. The main Cathedral’s architecture and spiritual art collection will have sightseers reaching for their cameras.
Turton Tower, a stately manor home, will enchant visitors with its cultivated lush grounds, and regal furnishings. Travellers on a budget should visit the Heritage Town Trails. These self-guided tours are ideal for light hiking or bicycling.
The Witton Country Park Heritage Trail makes for a romantic picnic spot, while the Huntington Heritage Trail adorns itself with various sculptures, ranging from a Victorian parlour to a wallpaper tree.
Many Places to Stay to fit your budget, even at the last minute
Visitors desiring to stay for the night or weekend within the town centre will find many cheap hotels to fit their budget, even if they reserve a guest room at the last minute. Regardless if you need to stay for 1 night or more, most hotels will offer the option of single or double occupancy rooms. Although amenities vary by hotel, the majority will provide multiple services for their guests.
Those include room service, complimentary wireless Internet (Wifi), and onsite restaurants or cafes. Check ahead to see whether your hotel will offer additional facilities such as spas, business centres, and kitchenettes if you want to prepare your own meals. Budget-conscious guests wishing to stay at a more private accommodation should enquire about rooms at a bed and breakfast.
There are many cheap b&bs located in the town centre, and near the bus and train station. If you require transportation, taking the railway or bus are affordable and quick ways to reach your bed & breakfast location.
Well priced b&b’s and low cost hotels are ideal for those desiring to stay only for 1 night. At a bed and breakfast the meal consists of breakfast, but there is a wide variance of restaurants and dining establishments in proximity to most places to stay.
Many bed and breakfasts will provide their guests with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, HD television, and private bathrooms as well. Whether you choose an economically-priced hotel or inexpensive bed and breakfast, your overnight stay in central Blackburn Lancashire will be pleasurable without burdening your financial budget.
Train Station BB1 1EX
Blackburn rail station lies 12 miles (19 km) east of Preston and is managed and served by Northern Rail. The train station is situated just off Railway Road, the town’s Cathedral with its famous lantern tower is within close distance.
Blackburn Railway Station address : Lancashire, BB1 1EX
Blackburn in Lancashire
Location : this large town is located in the north-western part of England, just over 20 miles north of Manchester. Preston is less than 10 miles to the west.
During the Industrial revolution the town was one of the main centers of the textile industry. It is also the home of Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
Region : North West of England
County : Lancashire
Nearby Attractions and Sights
(Cathedral Close, BB1 5AA United Kingdom)
Modern Cathedral Church of Blackburn Saint Mary the Virgin with St Paul is a very light place with plain glass. The interior is beautiful.
Ewood Park Football Stadium
(Nuttall Street, BB2 4JF, Lancashire England UK)
Home ground of Blackburn Rovers Football Club. Take a tour behind the scenes and learn more about the club’s history.
King George’s Hall
(Northgate, BB2 1AA United Kingdom)
Concert hall and entertainment venue.
Museum & Art Gallery
(Museum St, Lancashire BB1 7AJ, England UK)
Very well-run Museum and Art Gallery showcasing interesting and inspiring exhibits and shows.