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A major town in the county of Lancashire, Blackburn is also the administrative centre of the area. Blackburn has a large Indian and Pakistani population, making it a culturally and ethnically diverse destination. Once a town with a flourishing textile mill, the town has undergone and continues to undergo significant development. Blackburn is home to a number of major landmarks including Blackburn Cathedral, Ewood Park, which is the home of Blackburn Rovers FC, Queen Victoria’s statue and the Town Hall. Wainwright Bridge linking Bolton Road to Barbara Castle Way, Blackburn Arena and Corporation Park are also great crowd-pullers in the town.
Blackburn boasts a number of major companies operating from buildings and executive suites in the town including Thwaites Brewery and BAE Systems. There are also a number of accounting firms and financial advisors in town, alongside architects, interior & fashion designers, graphic design firms and public relation companies.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The town is home to a variety of entertainment with places like Ewood Park offering live-football action for supporters of Blackburn Rovers FC. King George’s Hall is one of the biggest centres in town for live acts and the performing arts while Thwaites Empire Theatre has a major following amongst fans of theatre and stage productions. Blackburn has a variety of eateries serving everything from local English dishes to exotic oriental cuisine. O’Marley’s Red Lion is a great place to enjoy traditional British pub food while Calypso is a popular eatery serving Caribbean cuisine. There is Indian food on offer Spice Lounge, Chinese food at Yu and You and tasty vegetarian cuisine at the Sprout Café.
The M65 is a major motorway that runs through the town while other major roads like the A666 and A667 provide connectivity to Pendlebury for drivers, buses and taxis. Well connected road networks and coach services provide connectivity to other parts of the country while the West Coast Main Line from Blackburn Railway Station, provides links to Preston. Blackpool International Airport is the nearest link to air-travel for the town.