Blackburn Tourist Attractions
A focal point in Blackburn is the Cathedral, it began as a small church in 1826 and funds were raised to enlarge it. The Blackburn Cathedral was completed in 1977.
Accrington, a former mill town, is located 20mi/32km north of Manchester. A highlight of the town is the Haworth Art Gallery featuring a collection of Tiffany glassware.
Haworth Art Gallery
The Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington features 130 pieces from the workshop of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Housed in the home of Anne and William Haworth the extravagant and opulent glass collection is set amidst a finely crafted Edwardian interior. The collection includes examples of many of the most celebrated Tiffany pieces.
Address: Haworth Park, Manchester Road, Accrington BB5 2JS, England
Opening hours: Jan 1 to Dec 31: 2pm-5pm; Sun: 12pm-4:30pm; Sat: 12pm-4:30pm; Closed: Mon, Tue
Always closed on: Spring Bank Holiday - Britain (last Monday, May), Summer Bank Holiday - Britain outside Scotland (last Monday, Aug)
Entrance fee: FREE
Disability Access: Partial facilities for persons with disabilities.
Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village
Oswaldtwistle Mills began with single roomed weavers' cottages. By the early 1800's, hundreds of workers would stream into what is now the Weavers' Court. Today it is a renovated shopping complex with a nearby nature trail and landscaped gardens.
Accrington has an interesting town hall.
Museum and Art Gallery
The Museum and Art Gallery in Blackburn trace the regimental history of the East Lancashire Regiment through displays of uniforms, photos and artwork.
Whalley Abbey Gatehouse
King George's Hall
Blackburn's tourist board is located in King George's Hall.