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Burnley (/ˈbɜːrnli/) is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73.021. It is 21 miles (34 km) north of Manchester and 20 miles (32 km) east of Preston, at the confluence of the River Calder and River Brun. The town is partially surrounded by countryside to the south and east, with the smaller towns of Padiham and Nelson to the west and north respectively. It has a reputation as a regional centre of excellence for the manufacturing and aerospace industries. The town began to develop in the early medieval period as a number of farming hamlets surrounded by manor houses and royal forests, and has held a market for more than 700 years. During the Industrial Revolution it became one of Lancashire's most prominent mill towns; at its peak it was one of the world's largest producers of cotton cloth, and a major centre of engineering. Burnley has retained a strong manufacturing sector, and has strong economic links with the cities of Manchester and Leeds, as well as neighbouring towns along the M65 corridor. In 2013, in recognition of its success, Burnley received an Enterprising Britain award from the UK Government, for being the "Most Enterprising Area in the UK". For the first time in more than fifty years, a direct train service now operates between the town's Manchester Road railway station and Manchester's Victoria station, via the newly restored Todmorden Curve, which opened in May 2015. Ten of top 12 most declining UK cities are in north of England, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation study puts Rochdale, Burnley and Bolton at top of list of cities faring worst compared with UK trends

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Looking for travel information about Burnley? Explore the best travel advice on Burnley, United Kingdom. After your splendid visit to Burnley, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Manchester. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Manchester for its bountiful attractions like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village on your trip to Burnley. To explore Burnley, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Burnley*

  • Pollution Statistics in Burnley

    Know the pollution level of Burnley before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 60 (High)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Burnley: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 66.35 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 61.54 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.81 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 71.15 (High)
    • Attacks 65.38 (High)
    • Drug offense 78.85 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 28.85 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 53 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.15 (High)
  • Living in Burnley - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Burnley is 135.56 (High)

    • Safety Index 34.26 (Low)
    • Climate Index 85.59 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 58.97 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.91 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.86 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.92 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 110.94 (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 Burnley

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.68 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.76 USD

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

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