Destination guide

Head to the theatrical city of Blackburn

Come and experience Blackburn and its theatre scene, art galleries and entertainment. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the bars, golfing and football games. The Rock and Macron Stadium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Blackburn

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like golfing and horse riding. Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Blackburn has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waves Water Fun Centre (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Blackburn Golf Club (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Splash at Riverside (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Wellybobs Farm Park (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Wilpshire Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Accrington and District Golf Club (3 mi / 4.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Blackburn

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Blackburn is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Witton Country Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Stydd Gardens (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Brockholes Nature Reserve (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Cuerden Valley Park (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Avenham Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Miller Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Blackburn

The nearest airport is in Manchester (MAN), located 28 mi (45 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), which is 32.2 mi (51.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Blackburn Station, Mill Hill Station and Cherry Tree Station are the main stations in the city.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Blackburn?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Blackburn:

  • Northern Quarter: 150 holiday homes
  • Central Retail District: 157 holiday homes
  • Castlefield: 64 holiday homes
  • Spinningfields: 128 holiday homes
  • Belle Vue: 80 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Blackburn?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Blackburn. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Langho Station: 410 holiday lettings
  • Thwaites Empire Theatre: 339 holiday lettings
  • Wilpshire Golf Club: 356 holiday lettings
  • Blackburn Arena: 342 holiday lettings
  • Mill Hill Station: 338 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Blackburn listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Blackburn?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 67 Houses in Blackburn. Our other popular types of Blackburn holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 30 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 68 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 68 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Blackburn?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 154 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Blackburn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.