Blackburn (population 140,000) is a large town in Lancashire in North West England.

Blackburn Cathedral

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Although the town has some attractive public buildings and parks, it is mostly known for its contribution to the cotton weaving industry and for its successful premiership football team, Blackburn Rovers. Due to the town’s association with cotton, it was a natural choice for early immigrants from cotton producing countries, such as Pakistan and India, to settle. Consequently, Blackburn is a great place to sample South Asian cuisine. After years of industrial decline, the town is undergoing a ‘quiet’ renaissance with fast rising property prices. The name Blackburn is derived from the river Blakewater, which runs through the centre of town. Famous visitors to Blackburn include Condoleezza Rice, HM Queen Elizabeth II, and Mahatma Gandhi.

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Blackburn is serviced by both Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon airport – both only approximately 1.5h away.

Map of Blackburn

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