Thompson Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Thompson Park
A beautiful and formal Edwardian urban park in Burnley, Lancashire which was opened in 1930. Its features include a boating lake, paddling pool, Italian gardens, and a playground. It is more ornamental than Burnley's other parks with large numbers of flower beds and the large rose garden.
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2.6km from Thompson Park
Towneley Hall historic house, art gallery and museum located in 400 acres of beautiful parkland provides all the ingredients for a fun, educational and adventurous day out. It houses an eclectic collection including an Egyptian mummy, the Whalley Abbey vestments, Lancashire-made oak furniture, Pilkington Pottery and the Towneley Bear. There are also so many other things to see and feel around.
Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
2.89km from Thompson Park
Queen Street Mill, a late C19 textile weaving mill with later additions, is listed at Grade I for the following principal reasons: * Rarity: Queen Street Mill is claimed to be the last surviving working C19 steam-powered textile weaving mill in the world. Unique in being the world's only surviving operational steam-driven weaving shed, it received an Engineering Heritage Award in November 2010.
National Trust - Gawthorpe Hall
3.9km from Thompson Park
A beautiful Elizabethan country house, which was built in 1600-5 for the Reverend Lawrence Shuttleworth whose family had settled at Gawthorpe at the end of the 14th century. Inside the Hall's beautiful historic rooms show life as it was in the Victorian period for the Kay-Shuttleworth family and have a homely feel, despite the grandeur of the building. The hall is financed and run by the National Trust in partnership with Lancashire County Council.
Singing Ringing Tree
4.37km from Thompson Park
This incredible bit of engineering is part sculpture, part musical instrument. It is a 3-meter-tall, wind-powered musical sculpture made of galvanized steel pipes, it stands high above the English town of Burnley. The pipes swirl to form the shape of a tree bent and blown by the wind, and produce an eerie, melodious hum as the constant wind on Crown Point drifts through them.
Pendle Heritage Centre
6.71km from Thompson Park
This is a site dedicated to the heritage of Pendle Hill, its Royal Forest, and the Boroughs of Blackburnshire which surround it. The heritage centre occupies Park Hill, a two-story former farmhouse that has a 1661 date stone but was developed over an extended period between the 16th century and the beginning of the 18th century. The center has an 18th-century walled garden and woodland walk and houses the Pendle Arts Gallery.
8.81km from Thompson Park
Boulsworth Hill is a large expanse of moorland, the highest point of the South Pennines of south-eastern Lancashire, England, separating the Borough of Pendle from Calderdale. It was one of the beatiful location in this area and it offers a nice trekking area too.
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Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.