One of Burnley’s stand-out features is the surrounding countryside. The Pennines are right on your doorstep, and the majestic hills can be seen from almost everywhere in town. There is an abundance of green spaces in Burnley, perfect for families, couples and individuals alike, with several parks in the area, including Towneley Park, Thompson Park, Rowley Lake and the surrounding woodlands, Healy Heights and Grove Lane Wood in nearby Padiham.
The picturesque Weavers’ Triangle and the recently renovated Saw Mill Café situated in Burnley town centre frames the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, which runs through the town. Showing off the cultural heritage of the area, the cotton mills and surrounding buildings have also been a significant area of development in recent years – a great place to learn about the history of Burnley.
Other engaging activities include the historic visitor centre in the Weavers’ Triangle; Towneley Hall, which also has an art gallery and exhibitions about the local area; as well as the historic Gawthorpe Hall, a National Trust property based in the heart of the beautiful Stubbins Estate, which spans 436 acres, including over a small portion of Holcombe Moor.
You can also see the Singing Ringing Tree on Crown Point in the hills above Burnley. Designed by Tonkin Liu and the winner of a National Award for Architectural Excellence by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the unique metal sculpture is shaped like a tree, and is made of steel pipes which produce a low-pitched singing sound as the wind passes through it. From Crown Point, you can see the whole town of Burnley as well as panoramas of the local area, overlooking the majestic forests and hills.
For those who prefer to stay a little closer to the ground, Burnley’s best-hidden gem has to be Bella’s Bakes – a treasure of a cake shop that the team at JonSimon recommend to everyone – buy a cake and thank us for telling you about it later!
If you’re looking to sell, let or rent your home in Burnley or the surrounding area, contact JonSimon Estate Agents Burnley to see how our team can help you get the most out of your home, completely stress-free!