Developed in the early medieval period as a market town, Burnley at its peak was a major centre of engineering and one of the world's largest producers of cotton cloth. Today, the birthplace of Sir Ian McKellan has a plethora of options for arts, entertainment and sports. Your choices include Mid-Pennine Gallery for contemporary visual arts, Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, and Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham. There's also Apollo Cinemas, Burnley Youth Theatre, and one of the country's largest annual Blues Festivals.
If the vibrant nightlife isn't your scene, check out some of Burnley's historical sites and nature parks. Thompson Park has a boating lake and miniature railway, whilst spacious Towneley was once a deer park in the 15th century. St. Peter's Church dates back to the 15th century, is a listed building by English Heritage, and still offers regular worship service. Be sure to visit the Singing Ringing Tree - a wind-powered sound sculpture that won the Royal Institute of British Architects National Award for architectural excellence in 2007.
Take advantage of your rental car and visit the interesting areas that surround the city. You can drive to Manchester for its famous music scene or head to Blackpool for sandy beaches and the Blackpool Tower. When you rent a car in Burnley you can drive to anywhere else in the UK, so feel free to drop it off at any Auto Europe location.
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