Accrington Travel Guide

Accrington Town in England Accrington is a town in the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire, England. It lies about 4 miles east of Blackburn, 6 miles west of Burnley, 13 miles east of Preston, 20 miles north of Manchester city centre and is situated on the mostly culverted River Hyndburn. Commonly abbreviated by locals to “Accy”, the town has a population of 35,456 according to the 2011 census. Accrington is a former centre of the cotton and textile machinery industries. The town is famed for manufacturing the hardest and densest building bricks in the world, “The Accrington NORI”, which were used in the construction of the Empire State Building and for the foundations of Blackpool Tower; famous for Accrington Stanley F.C. and the Haworth Art Gallery which holds Europe’s largest collection of Tiffany glass.

Haworth Art Gallery

Art museum and art The Haworth Art Gallery is a public art gallery located in Accrington, Lancashire, northwest England, and is the home of the largest collection in Europe of Tiffany glass from the studio of Louis

Oswaldtwistle Mills

Oswaldtwistle Mills is a Shopping Village in Lancashire.

Milnshaw Park

Calf Hey Reservoir

Serene walking trails & water views Relaxed, pet-friendly walking trails around a scenic waterway, with wooded areas & moorlands.

Goodshaw Chapel

Halo

Large-scale, illuminated sculpture Monumental, 18m-diameter steel artwork, installed in 2007 & illuminated in blue after dark.

East Lancashire Railway

Musbury Tor

Hiking Musbury Tor or Tor Hill is a flat-topped hill in south-east Lancashire, England. It overlooks the village of Helmshore and separates Alden Valley to its south and Musbury Valley to its north.

Spring Wood, Whalley

Rossendale Way

Nick of Pendle

Waughs Well

Hail Storm Hill

Hail Storm Hill, also known as Cowpe Moss, is the highest point of the Rossendale Valley, England, an area of moorland and hill country situated between the West Pennine Moors and the South Pennines

Oak Hill Park

Park

Rhyddings Park

Park

Gatty Park

A playground & more on a historic estate Landscaped ground with an old mansion, now a cafe, with a bowling green, kids’ play area & monument.

Sparth Manor

Calf Hey Reservoir

Serene walking trails & water views Relaxed, pet-friendly walking trails around a scenic waterway, with wooded areas & moorlands.

Goodshaw Chapel

Halo

Large-scale, illuminated sculpture Monumental, 18m-diameter steel artwork, installed in 2007 & illuminated in blue after dark.

East Lancashire Railway

Musbury Tor

Hiking Musbury Tor or Tor Hill is a flat-topped hill in south-east Lancashire, England. It overlooks the village of Helmshore and separates Alden Valley to its south and Musbury Valley to its north.

Spring Wood, Whalley

Rossendale Way

Nick of Pendle

Waughs Well

Hail Storm Hill

Hail Storm Hill, also known as Cowpe Moss, is the highest point of the Rossendale Valley, England, an area of moorland and hill country situated between the West Pennine Moors and the South Pennines