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Blackburn Things to Do

  • Exploring Ribchester

    Ribchester is a lovely village to walk around, exploring all the nooks and crannies. There is a 12th century church, an early 18th century hotel with supposedly Roman pillars, many 18th century houses and weavers' cottages, and Roman ruins and an excellent Museum. There are also 18th century almshouses and a 12th century church at Stydd. If this...

  • Countryside - Witton Park and...

    My favourite bit of countryside around Blackburn is Witton Park and Pleasington - and then going towards Houghton also.All this is on the West side of Blackburn.Witton Park is easily accessible by road and there is a very large Car Park at the front entrance.From Witton Park you can walk along the river until it meets Tower Rd - then follow tower...

  • Visit Ewood Park (football)

    Blackburn were the Chelsea of their time in 1991 as the club was bought by a local millionaire Mr Jack Walker and with the arrival of Kenny Daglish as new manager and some very big name signings (most notably Alan Shearer) there were shock waves around the country. Blackburn changed from being a mediocre 2nd Division club into Premiership title...

  • Walk/ cycle the Leeds Liverpool Canal

    The Leeds to Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in the UK - i think it is 127 milesThe canal comes right through the heart of blackburn and provides a very nice green corridor through the urban landscape - from these pictures here it is hard to believe you are in the urban landscape - canals really do provide a haven for nature and wildlifeYou...

  • Visit Corporation Park

    Corporation Park is a typical Victorian English park with lots of grass, flower beds, Aviaries and a lake with Ducks and Geese - a popular activity is feeding the ducks with bread.There is much wildlife in the park and it is guaranteed you will see Grey Squirels and many types of birds.The park is very near the town centre - if in car you can...

  • Take the Kids for a Splash

    Waves Water Fun Centre at Norhtgate.Water chute - wave machine etcIf sitting in cafe inside to watch your kids wear very light clothing - it is sweltering heat - Do bring appropiate wear for when you get outside however - as Blackburn can be very cold - especialy in Winter with freezing temperatures


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    The Granary: Full English Breakfast

    by leecouk12324 Updated Sep 26, 2007

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    Great English Breakfast. One of few places where you can get a good cup of tea - and you can have a pot of tea.
    It is near Blackburn college so at term time it gets very busy with students and with "mums" who take their children to the nearby local primary school.
    At other times it gets very quiet which is a shame because the food is very excellent. Perhaps many people do not know it is here - it is just set off the main town centre but nethertheless is only 2 mins away.

    Favorite Dish: Full English Breakfast. I seen many people eating the lunches and these look very nice too - they do specials such as home made pie.

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Blackburn Local Customs

  • Local dialect

    I lost most of my dialect so i have to think about this and remember again - A lot of people talk quite strange to other places in England - ok some things here are England and some just Blackburnerrrrmmmbutties - sandwichesbog - slang for "the toilet" "Where is the bog?"how do - hellowicked - goodpukka - English for good - ie with food - pukka...

  • Be polite

    People in England - but especially in North England and in Blackburn always like to say "please" and "thank you"I remember my French teacher always used to say - say "sil'vous plait" and (er - the French word for thank you which isn't danke)Je nais sais pait, pour quaBut in Blackburn - "please" and "thank you" will always do - a little politeness...

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