Burnley, Lancashire is a small market town located about 24 miles from Manchester and has a population of about 74,000 people. What initially began as a farming colony during the medieval ages, Burnley is today a large manufacturing hub and has strong economic ties to the cities of Manchester and Leeds.
Places to Visit
For those looking to visit the quaint town, here’s a list of a few places that one can visit:
1. The Weavers’ Triangle Visitor Centre
This visitor centre located in the former Wharf master’s House and Toll Office at Burnley Wharf, showcases the history and conversion of the area now known as the Weavers’ Triangle and the canal and also explains how cotton is made.
- Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
Queen Street Mill is one of the only survivors of Britain’s defunct textile industry. It represents the last commercial steam powered textile weaving mill in the entire world. And although the mill shut down back in 1982, it was converted into a museum offering visitors the chance to re-live the days when steam ran the world. The mill houses the preserved remains of the steam era and has even been designated as being a structure of national importance.