General Information about Burnley
Burnley is a large town located just west of the centre of England, about 45 kilometres west of the city of Leeds. Situated on the confluence of the Calder River and River Brun, the town began as a small market town in the early medieval period and became an important cotton manufacturer in the Industrial Period of the late 18th century. Today the town is home to more than 73,000 people and is a major domitory town for Leeds and Manchester.
There are many things to see and do in the town of Burnley. Attractions include a 9-screen multiplex cinema, the Mechanics Institute Theatre, the Mid-Pennine Gallery, Towneley Hall, Gawthorpe Hall, the Museum of Local History, Moorehouses Brewery, St Peter's Parish Church and The Weavers' Triangle.
St Peter's Parish Church has stood at the centre of Burnley since it was first mentioned in 1122, more than 850 years ago, although the oldest part of the church building which stands today dates from the 15th century. The church features 10 bells, a medieval tombstone, a carved stone in the tower and a tudor font which date back to the medieval times. Today, St Peter's Parish Church still holds regular and special services throughout the year as well as fortnightly concerts, Mothers Union meetings and a church choir.
The Moorehouse's Brewery is one of the leading attractions in Burnley and was established in 1865. The brewery was founded by William Moorehouse and remained in the Moorehouse family for generations. Although no longer owned by the Moorehouse family, the brewery runs according to the traditons and values of the founding family. The company which owns the Moorehouse's Brewery also owns six pubs- three of which are located in Burnley- and sell traditionals Moorehouse beers.
Hotels in Burnley
Below are a selection of Hotels located in Burnley, England. Alternatively, you can browse through all Burnley Hotels.