General Information about Blackburn
Blackburn is a large town situated in the central west of England, in the county of Lancashire. The town lies on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley and has a population of more than 105,000 people. Blackburn is a former mill town that is believed to have begun as a small settlement along the Roman road. During medieval times, the town was a very important Christian site. Later, from the 18th century onwards, the town's main industry was textiles.
There are many attractions and interesting places to visit in Blackburn such as Blackburn Cathedral, the Town Hall, Whalley Abbey Gatehouse, Museum and Art Gallery, Goodshaw Chapel, World of Beatrix Potter and King George's Hall.
Formerly known as St Mary's Parish Church and consecrated in 1826, the foundations of the Blackburn Cathedral are belived to have been on this site for hundreds of years. In 1926 the church gained cathedral status and has had many additions built around it since then. Six of the Cathedral's bells were cast from 1737, which claim to be cast by even older bells. The Blackburn Cathedral is most famously used as a backdrop for BBC interviews which are filmed in the town.
Built in the 18th century, the Goodshaw Chapel is a Baptist chapel situated in the town of Blackburn. This is English Heritage's only Nonconformist place of worship and has been fully restored with all it's furnishings, including pews, galleries and pulprit from as far back as 1742. The Goodshaw Chapel is still used today and hosts a festival of hymns and sermons on the first Sunday in July each year.
Apartments in Blackburn
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Hotels in Blackburn
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