Things to do in Burnley

Discreetly nestled within 36 acres of beautiful terraced gardens, with commanding elevated and panoramic views of the Lancashire countryside, lies the Best Western Higher Trapp Hotel in Burnley. The Higher Trapp Hotel offers the ultimate in charm and luxury, and its desirable location within the Pendle Valley and proximity to the Trough of Bowland makes it a walker’s haven and the perfect location for a short leisure break. If you’re looking for a tranquil retreat; the Higher Trapp Hotel certainly ticks all the boxes and to ensure you make the most of your stay, Lavender Hotels have created this guide of things to do in Burnley.

The Woodland Spa

Spoil your senses at the intimate Woodland Spa therapy sanctuary in Burnley. Located within 100 acres of stunning Lancashire countryside and woodlands, dominated by the imposing Pendle Hill, the location itself is well worth a visit. Treat yourself to a special spa day package and immerse yourself in a sensory experience of pure luxury. The Woodland Spa is just a 16 minute drive from the Higher Trapp Hotel.

Moorhouse's Brewery

Touch, smell and taste the ingredients used in Morrhouse’s ales and see the yeast converting the sugar into alcohol during the different stages of fermentation on one of the brewery tours. The main brewery tour takes about an hour and consists of, the History of Moorhouse’s Brewery which dates back over 145 years, the intricacies of brewing explained both on equipment dating back over 100 years and on a modern purpose built plant.

Pendle Hill and the Trough of Bowland

Pendle Hill dominates the surrounding Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing spectacular views that stretch all the way to the coast on a clear day. Steeped in history which dates back to the Bronze Age, the area is perhaps most known for The Pendle Witches. There are plenty of fascinating walking tours in the area including The Pendle Witches Trail which takes you around some of the places that are synonymous with the infamous Pendle Witches.

Towneley Hall

On a cheerier note, not too far away is the fascinating Towneley Hall which is home to a Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art gallery, a local history museum and kids areas, making it more than just a historic house.  Townley Hall is just a 20 minute drive from the Higher Trapp Hotel.

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

The Queen Street Mill Textile Museum is the world’s only surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill and is located on the outskirts of Burnley, a town once dominated by the textile industry. Whether you're interested in local or social history, textiles and textile machinery or just looking for an afternoon out with a difference, this is the place to visit and it is only 20 minutes away from the Higher Trapp Hotel.