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Blackburn Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryOr ‘Blackburn with Darwen’ to give it its full local authority title. A textile town in Lancashire, from medieval wool weaving to its boom period as Britain’s Cotton Capital in the industrial revolution. The cotton industry’s replacement by synthetics and cheaper imports led to the town’s decline after the second world war. Though the industrial heritage is clearly marked, Blackburn offers easy access into highly attractive countryside - Alfred Wainwright, the Lakeland chronicler, was born here. Blackburn Rovers, the local football team, was a founder member of the world’s first professional league, went into decline like the town, and was revived by another local hero, industrialist Jack Walker.
 

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National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Welsh
Scottish
Scots Gaelic
Irish
Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
Tourism Website:
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