If you're travelling to Blackburn, doing so by bus will give you a good deal of flexibility when it comes to departure locations and time. With direct trips from many of England's most popular cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton, you're sure to find something to fit your schedule. There are also daily routes from Glasgow and Cardiff, though from both cities the trips require one or two changes. National Express is the main carrier travelling into Blackburn, and its stop there is at the Penny Street bus station. This is conveniently located in the city centre, just a few blocks from landmarks like the Cathedral and the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery. If that location isn't perfect, National Express also stops in nearby Darwen.
Quickly coming into its own as a bustling city, Blackburn has a thriving cultural scene. Starting at the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, you'll get a good idea of the city's past as well as enjoy engaging exhibits on everything from old coins to Egyptian mummies. There's also an impressive collection of art, featuring both national and international exhibitions. In the town itself, you'll find an eclectic mix of restaurants and pubs as well as lively nightlife, complete with excellent live music acts. King George's Hall in the city centre has attracted a wide range of performers, including excellent theatre productions. Out of the city itself, there's lovely countryside to explore. Very near to the West Pennine Moors and in the middle of Lancashire's Hill Country, you can easily get out of town and enjoy a spirited walk through the stunning landscape.