Blackburn Things to Do
Officially known as the Cathedral Church of Blackburn Saint Mary the Virgin,is a Cathedral situated in the heart of the town centre.The Cathedral site has been home to a church for over a thousand years,and the first stone church was built here in Norman times.
With the creation of the Diocece of Blackburn in 1926 the impressive Church of Saint Mary the Virgin was raised to Cathedral status.It was built in 1826 and designed by architect 'John palmer'.It was designed in Gothic revival style.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Religious Travel
The Postal Order is a Wetherspoon's pub which now occupies what once was Blackburn's general Post Office,the building is typical of the grand,Edwardian post offices built in the early 1900's.Now a thriving restaurant/pub with plenty of seating serving a variety of food and beverages.This is one of the better Wetherspoon's pubs i have eaten in with good service and top notch food at great prices.
Opening times-Mon till Thu:8am-midnight
Fri till sat:8am-1am
Favorite Dish: I had the sausage,mash and pies with gravy and my partner had burger and chips,both meals were very good.Related to:
- Food and Dining
- Beer Tasting
- Budget Travel
Blackburn Sports & Outdoors
Ewood Park is the stadium that is home to Blackburn Rovers Football Club which was founded in 1875 making one of the oldest football clubs in the world and one of the founding members of the English Football Leauge.The stadium opened in 1882 and is now an all seater multi sports facility with a capacity of 31,154.It comprises four sections:Darwen End,Riverside Stand(Named after the fact that it stands on the banks of the River Darwen),Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End and Jack Walker Stand.The football pitch within the stadium measures 115 yards(105 m) x 76 yards(69m).As well as football matches the pitch is also used for a variety of other sports including Rugby,Hockey and Athletics.There is a memorial section and statue for Jack Walker outside the stadium as well as a merchandise store for the team.
Equipment: A hat,gloves and scarf in the winter.Related to:
- Family Travel