Burnley is a beautiful and successful market town in Lancashire, England. It takes pride for its tourism industry which at present is worth to almost ₤100 million per year. Burnley is the regional centre of excellence for different industries including manufacturing and aerospace. In 2013, the market town was recognized for being able to retain a strong manufacturing sector and received the award as the “Most Enterprising Area in the UK”.
Other than its thriving economy, Burnley also boasts its outstanding natural beauty. The refreshing view and outdoor events in Towneley Park provides a good breather from the hustle of the modern economic world for the town people and visitors of Burnley. Situated inside the parkland is the Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum where you can learn about the town’s fascinating history. Children may also enjoy an interactive display of the wildlife and habitats from the hills and moors around Burnley through the Wild About Burnley exhibition held inside the hall.
Two miles south of Burnley town centre is the iconic Singing Ringing Tree. It is a wind-powered sound sculpture which was shaped to resemble a tree, thus its name. This unique Panopticon was set up as part of the series of 21st century landmarks which also symbolizes the renaissance of the area.
There is no doubt how Burnley’s tourism industry worth got close to ₤100 million a year. With over 150 events and attractions happening all year round, there is always something new for the locals and tourists to enjoy.