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Explore our stunning countryside

Explore our stunning countryside

Hills & dales, moors & parks, long & short. There's something for everyone & all abilities.

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 or keep up to date by joining our mailing list.

Event Highlights

Darwen Live 2015

Darwen Live 2015

Now in it’s 16th year, Darwen Live has become a popular event on the local music festival circuit. 24th to 25th May 2015 This free festival is...

The Magic of Pinocchio

The Magic of Pinocchio

Andi Mac Associates Present The Magic Of Pinocchio at Thwaites Empire Theatre from 24th May to 27th May 2015. Based on the original story by...

Cathedral Guided Tours

Cathedral Guided Tours

On the last Tuesday of the month George Kirby will take you on a guided tour of Blackburn Cathedral. Learn about the Cathedral's history & see some...

  • Thumbnail for Poppy Installation by Martin WatersPoppy Installation by Martin Waters 23/04/2015Blackburn Cathedral will be holding an Installation of Poppies from 23rd April to 27th May 2015 as part of their World War 1 Commemoration programme of events.
  • Thumbnail for Darwen Live 2015Darwen Live 2015 24/05/2015Now in it’s 16th year, Darwen Live has become a popular event on the local music festival circuit. Ex-Fine Young Cannibals frontman Roland Gift headlines the first night of the annual event. Nineties pop band Space headline Monday.
  • Thumbnail for Don Banks Afternoon ShowDon Banks Afternoon Show 03/06/2015Don Banks Afternoon Variety Show at Darwen Library Theatre on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4.30pm. Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane back to those good olde days with a show packed with song & music.
  • Thumbnail for Blackburn with Darwen Walking & Cycling Festival 2015Blackburn with Darwen Walking & Cycling Festival 2015 06/06/2015Blackburn with Darwen Walking & Cycling Festival 6th to 21st June 2015 A 16 day festival with over 30 walks, rambles & cycle rides. A great way to keep healthy, have fun & make new friends.

Latest News

May 2015

April 2015

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