In and Around Burnley

Things to do in Burnley

Whether you’re seeking old country houses, coastal walks, tranquil countryside or vibrant towns, there’s a fantastic choice of things to do and places to see in Lancashire – and specifically in the Burnley area.

Places to Visit in Lancashire

On this page you can access our latest blogs, offering you some inspirational ideas for weekend breaks and places to visit in Burnley and across Lancashire. Whether you’re spending a week here, or just a couple of days, were sure you’ll love this unique area.

And by staying in one of our 102 clean, modern rooms, you’ll be guaranteed fantastic comfort at a great price. So why not spark some weekend or day trip ideas with our selection of blogs?

Gothic Festival Manchester 2017

Following the success of last year’s Gothic Manchester Festival on The Gothic North, this year’s event will be focused on the topic of Gothic Style(s). The festival offers something for every Gothic and Horror enthusiast, from the body-beautiful horror in Nicholas Winding Refn’s chilling vision of the modern Gothic world of fashion, to a catwalk […]

Reasons to visit Burnley

Here are a few reasons why to visit Burnley and the beautiful Lancashire countryside! Get out and explore!   Boundary Mill still offers a great range of discounted goods and is undergoing further construction improvements to provide even more retail space.   Towneley Hall is only a short drive away. From the Priest’s Hole to […]

Autumn in Burnley – Gawthorpe Hall

Lady Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth at Gawthorpe’s Hall Burnley is proud to be hosting a season of exhibitions and displays to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of The Honourable Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth MBE. The Gawthorpe’s Great Lady Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth 1886-1967, is currently located at Gawthorpe Hall, and will remain on display until Sunday 5th November. The […]

Summer in Lancashire

Stay with your friends and family and enjoy wonderful Lancashire! With 102 comfortable rooms and a hot buffet breakfast, we have it all to offer you a relaxed stay. JUNE Accrington Food and Drink Festival – 3rd June 2017 Throughout Town Centre, Accrington, BB5 1LA Prepare your taste buds for everything culinary on 3rd June. Something […]

Stonyhurst Food Festival

Stonyhurst Food Festival 21st – 23rd April 2017 Adult £8 (Seniors £7) Children £5 (5yrs-16yrs) Under 5’s free VIP ticket £20 Family £25 If you are in love with food, there is no better place than the Stonyhurst college food festival. The place itself is stunning by its architecture and history. Over the weekend of […]

Burnley Mechanics

What does her Majesty the Queen Elisabeth and Alan Carr have in common? And its not the same tailor. No – they both have been to the Burnley Mechanics. The Queen opened this charity funded and operated venue in the heart of Burnley in 1986 and Alan Carr was one of its famous performers besides […]

⚓ Final Countdown to Burnley Canal Festival 2016 ⚓

Burnley Canal Festival 2016 returns for its 5th year on 27th – 28th August 2016 Stay with us with your friends and family and enjoy the wonders of Burnley! With 102 comfortable rooms and a hot buffet breakfast, we have it all to offer you a relaxed stay. Holiday Inn Express Burnley is situated 1.5 […]

Star Wars Fan Fun Day strikes back

Return of the fans at Burnley Football Club The Star Wars Fan Fun Day (also known as SWFFD) strikes back at Burnley Football Club on 1st May 2016 instead of 2nd of May due to an unusual situation. Don’t worry about your ticket dated for the 2nd as it will be valid for the 1st. […]

Discover Lancashire’s Stately Homes

Located in the midst of beautiful country side Stately homes are usually surrounded by history and stories dating back centuries as part of their English Heritage and culture. These homes all have their own unique personality which attracts tourists to visit from near and far. Burnley has number of stately homes within easy reach of […]

Canal Cruises – a different short break

Are you looking for a different short break? Do you like watching life go by? Do you want to slow down and experience life from a different perspective – maybe the water? Why not book a canal cruise and spend a day in the beautiful Lancashire countryside and watch the world go by while cruising […]