Accrington, colloquially called as “Accy”, is a beautiful town that lies in the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire, England. It was named so because it was originally surrounded by oak woodland, hence the town’s acorn symbol. During the 19th century, Accrington faced its greatest development, growing rapidly from a small village to an industrial town. It is home to many fabulous independent boutiques which is the reason why it is considered as East Lancashire’s best shopping district.
The Accrington Acorn Trail allows you to explore Accrington’s progressive town centre. Enjoy an easy walk which passes many places of historic interest, such as the magnificent Town Hall built in 1858 and the Carnegie Library. You will also have the chance to explore the town’s picturesque surrounding countryside along the way.
Your visit to Accrington will never be complete without a trip to the Haworth Art Gallery. The gallery used to be a mansion under the name of Hollins Hill. At present, the Haworth Art Gallery is famous for holding the largest collection of Tiffany glass in Europe. The visitors enjoy the cosy museum feeling brought by the superb display of Tiffany glass and warm assistance from the staff. And, if you are looking for a beautiful wedding venue, the Haworth Art Gallery might just be the perfect choice for you.
Accrington is already well-known around the world for many reasons – for holding the largest collection of Tiffany glass in Europe and for producing the hardest and densest bricks in the world, just to name a few. The town may rise to even more prominence in the future as the council has a big regeneration plan in place.