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Looking for a new home in Blackburn?

Blackburn is a north Lancashire town between Preston and Burnley. If you are looking for a new home in this part of Lancashire, this is a popular area, well served by the M65 and M6, and close to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With an industrial heritage, as with many of Lancashire's towns, Blackburn is also a convenient base for families needing good local amenities, and professionals needing convenient commuting routes.

Living in Blackburn

Travel and transport

Blackburn is halfway between Preston and Burnley, both of which can be reached in less than half an hour by car. The nearby M6, M65, M66 and A666 mean that Lancaster, Manchester and Bolton are also within easy reach. For rail travel, there’s a train station in the heart of the town and several more in the outskirts, which provide routes to many of the major centres in the North. There’s a good local bus network, and for international travel, Manchester Airport is 40 miles away.

Local information

Blackburn has a good offering of high street and independent stores, essential shops, bars and eateries. Visit The Mall to find a number of popular brands under one roof, or Blackburn Market, a traditional indoor market hosting a variety of local businesses. There are lots of attractions to explore around the town centre, including Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, the Blackburn Empire theatre and the magnificent Cathedral. With cinemas, sports facilities and arts venues across the town, this is a well-balanced town to live in or near.

Local schools

Blackburn has a range of schools for children of all ages. The list of primary schools include Wensley Fold and Blackburn the Redeemer CofE school, which are both are rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. There are also several secondary schools and a grammar school. Further education is offered at Blackburn College, which has a University Centre.