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New hotel

New hotel

Premier Inn have opened a new hotel in Blackburn's Cathedral Quarter

Welcome to Blackburn & Darwen

Welcome to the official website guide to Blackburn and Darwen. 
The borough is a vibrant, happening place to be with great food, good sport and a fashionable heritage as well as two town centres that are creative, entrepreneurial and entertaining places to be.

For more information contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040 / 669187 or keep up to date by joining our mailing list.

Event Highlights

Shakespeare at Blackburn Museum

The Bard at Blackburn; A Unique Display of Shakespeare’s First Four Folios

This summer, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery shows for the first time ever, the first four Complete Works of William Shakespeare, from 25th May...

Upbeat Beatles

Upbeat Beatles

Did you miss The Beatles first time around? Don’t miss them now! From Beatlemania to Psychedelia and Beyond…The Upbeat Beatles will be...

Darwen Live 2016

Darwen Live 2016 at Darwen Library Theatre

Darwen Live 29th & 30th May 2016, Darwen Library Theatre is pleased to be involved in what has now become an intrinsic part of Darwen’s culture...

  • Thumbnail for The Three Billy Pigs The Three Billy Pigs 02/06/2016The Three Billy Pigs is the new show from Noisy Oyster for children of 3 years and over, at Darwen Library Theatre on 2nd June 2016 at 2pm. 
  • Thumbnail for Roy Chubby BrownRoy Chubby Brown 03/06/2016Roy “Chubby” Brown is an English stand-up comedian, famous for his sarcastic blue humour! Chubby will be at Darwen Library Theatre on 3rd June 2016. Note: Extra date added on 20th October 2016 due to phenomenal ticket demand!

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May 2016

March 2016

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