About Blackburn


The bustling town centre of Blackburn offers a huge variety of retail outlets and other points of interest for visitors and locals alike, many of which are benefiting from major investment. One of the most impressive of these is Blackburn Cathedral, which dominates the centre of the town and forms the backdrop for a lot of the BBC's television coverage of Blackburn.

Just outside the cathedral grounds is a famous large marble statue of Queen Victoria that is something of a landmark in its own right. Another impressive sight in the town is its town hall, built in an Italian renaissance style in the mid-nineteenth century.

A number of attractive areas of parkland dot the landscape around central Blackburn, with a selection of sporting and leisure facilities on offer, as well as a sizeable lake and a 1930's pavilion in the case of Queens Park. As a result of the level of care and attention lavished on them, all of Blackburn's major parks have been recent recipients of Green Flag Awards.

Sports fans will be interested in the home of Premiership football club Blackburn Rovers, Ewood Park, which has a capacity of over thirty thousand fans. As Blackburn Rovers were in existence in the very early days of league football and have been resident at Ewood Park since 1890, the stadium has been used by the club for more consecutive seasons than even iconic teams like Liverpool and Chelsea.