Located in the county of Lancashire, Burnley is a market town that was right at the heart of the cotton weaving trade during the Industrial Revolution. Its population numbers around 75,000 and the proximity to Manchester and Preston in particular are what made it develop so rapidly in the first place.
While there’s history dating back to the Middle Ages and well before, Burnley was at its heyday in the 18th century when industrialisation gripped the nation in a big way. Cotton manufacturing was the major source of wealth, and numerous mills and canals are still very much a feature of the town today. Mining was also high on the agenda.
Fortunes turned during the First World War, and by the end of the Second, much decline had occurred in Burnley. However, a lot of regeneration went on in the 1960s, with new houses and public buildings. More of a commuter town these days, shops and outlets have replaced manufacturing buildings.
The town is famous for a number of different thing, but the one that sticks out the most is definitely Burnley Football Club, which was founded in 1882 and has played at the Turf Moor stadium ever since. A plethora of museums and parks can also be found, and there’s also many night clubs and cinemas. Landmarks include Towneley Hall, Gawthorpe Hall and even the library. One thing is for sure, Burnley is totally different today than at its peak.
Close to the Pennines and moors, the town is ideally positioned for drivers looking to get out, explore and have some fun on country roads.
There are loads of used cars for sale in Burnley, and Motors.co.uk lists a shed load. Covering all of Britain, there’s a wealth of treasures to be found, and the much reduced prices mean there’s always the opportunity to find a bargain. With a fine quality as well, why would you even think about buying brand new?