Why Burnley?
Burnley is an area that has a population of over 80,000 and represents a superb opportunity for the establishment or relocation of any business, large or small.

  • One of the benefits of shopping in Burnley is that you are never very far from the shops you need – with plenty of places in between to stop to enjoy a coffee, or something stronger. On special days there is even more to enjoy, with Continental Markets, street entertainment and local promotional activities. All arranged and promoted through our excellent Town Centre Manager.
  • Burnley’s distinctive Charter Walk Shopping Centre with its award winning parking facilities is compact and easy to negotiate but still offers a great mix of High Street names and independent retailers, professional and service providers and of course our popular Market Hall all of which attracts shoppers and visitors to the town.
  • The modern and attractive Burnley Bus Station is located in the heart of the town and is very close to the shopping Malls of Charter Walk.
  • Burnley has two railway stations. Manchester Road Station and Central Station which gives the traveller the chance to jump on a train for Leeds in the East or Preston in the West. The Central and more local train service carries people to our neighbouring towns of Nelson and Colne in the East of Burnley or again to Preston.
  • Independently owned businesses in Burnley Town Centre offer expertise, personal service and good value for money. Many of the proprietors work and live within the town, have considerable local knowledge and even though some have small premises, still offer a wide range of products.
  • Burnley people are proud of its stately home. Towneley Hall is a famous old building and housing a renowned museum and gallery set in expansive public parkland and is only a few minute’s walk away from the busy town centre.
  • The River Calder runs through the town and a network of footpaths along its banks and traversing Gawthorpe Park in which stands the National Trust House of Gawthorpe Hall.
  • Padiham is an attractive market town close to Burnley but with its own appeal. Streets in the town have been the setting for TV drama’s and many of the old buildings that give Padiham its character are well represented in today’s modern image of a town with its own identity.
  • Once outside the towns there are numerous villages and settlements each with its own history, heritage and points of interest. From the settlements in the Cliviger Gorge ( Mereclough, Walk Mill etc ) to moor side villages and the old industrialised villages of Pennine Lancashire some bigger than others ( Hapton, Worsthorne ) offering local services and shops for those exploring the rural setting that is the Borough of Burnley and the surrounding areas of the Ribble Valley, North Yorkshire Moors, West Yorkshire Moors and the Lancashire plain in the West.

From industrial heritage exploration to quit rural meandering – The Borough of Burnley has it all.
Whether you are a visitor or a resident, don’t take Burnley area for granted – take a look at the product and services available from our members and enjoy discovering – or rediscovering – our town.