Blackburn Tourism

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Blackburn /ˈblækbərn/ is a large town in Lancashire, England. It lies to the north of the West Pennine Moors on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley, 9 miles (14 km) east of Preston, 20.9 miles (34 km) NNW of Manchester and 9 miles (14 km) north of the Greater Manchester border. Blackburn is bounded to the south by Darwen, with which it forms the unitary authority of Blackburn with Darwen; Blackburn is its administrative centre. At the time of the UK Government's 2001 census, Blackburn had a population of 105,085, whilst the wider borough of Blackburn with Darwen had a population of 140,700. Blackburn had a population of 106,537 in 2011, a slight increase since 2001. Blackburn is made up of fifteen wards in the Northeast of the surrounding borough. A former mill town, textiles have been produced in Blackburn since the middle of the 13th century, when wool was woven in people's houses in the domestic system. Flemish weavers who settled in the area during the 14th century helped to develop the woollen cottage industry. James Hargreaves, inventor of the spinning jenny, was a weaver in Oswaldtwistle near Blackburn and the most rapid period of growth and development in Blackburn's history coincided with the industrialisation and expansion of textile manufacturing. Blackburn was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution and amongst the first industrialised towns in the world. Blackburn's textile sector fell into terminal decline from the mid-20th century and subsequently faced similar challenges to other post-industrial northern towns, including deindustrialisation, economic deprivation and housing issues. Since the 1950s the town has experienced significant levels of migration, particularly from India and Pakistan, and consequently has the third highest proportion of Muslims (c.25%) in England and Wales and the highest in the United Kingdom outside London. Blackburn has had significant investment and redevelopment since 1958 through government funding and the European Regional Development Fund.

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Home to pretty treasures, Blackburn is United Kingdom's best kept secret. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Manchester, United Kingdom. Attractions in Manchester include Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Blackburn.

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  • Blackburn: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Blackburn for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Blackburn.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 68.75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Living in Blackburn - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 46.74 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.54 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Blackburn

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Blackburn

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.6 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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