lots to see and do in Lancashire. A hot
air balloon flight may be perfect for a
birthday gift or special celebration.
a textile mill town and dye works during
the Industrial Revolution, Accrington, like
its neighbouring town of Oswaldtwistle to
the west, has developed other industries
and, where possible used the Victorian Mill
buildings as shopping, catering and visitor
centres. Both towns, situated to the south
of the M56 are within the greater rural
district of Hyndburn which also includes
Church, Clayton-le-Moors and Great Harwood.
Accrington has a new shopping centre like
most of our towns and cities but additional
attractions are The Haworth Art Gallery
(for Tiffany Glass) situated in Haworth
Park, Manchester Road , the impressive stone
viaduct, attractive Town Hall and the Market
Hall. Accrington is well known for its manufacture
of the ‘Nori’ brick (Iron reversed)
which is reputed to be the hardest of bricks
to be used anywhere. Accrington’s
Community Carnival is a biennial event with
a procession led by the Mayor and Carnival
‘Queen/Princess’ and followed
by trade /none-trade ‘floats.’
Side shows add to the day’s entertainment.
It was originally organised by the ‘Round
Table but now managed by the ‘Accrington
Lions.’ The town lies amongst the
many Lancashire hills with the Forest of
Rossendale to the south east and the Forest
of Pendle to the north east. Milnshaw Park,
Accrington & District Golf Course (north
Oswaltwistle), Bullough Park, Green Hawarth
Golf Course(Baxenden), Peel Park (north-east)
and several playing fields are some of the
leisure areas situated around Accrington.
to buy a flight voucher online.