Hotels in Nelson
A former mill town, Nelson's history and identity in closely linked with the boom and tumults of the Industrial Revolution. Now a diverse multicultural community, Nelson has strong ties with neighbouring Burnley, a regional powerhouse in manufacturing and aerospace. Nelson hotels offer affordable accommodation suited to all budgets and requirements, making the town a good base from which to explore this fascinating area.
One of Lancashire's top destinations is Burnley, a town rich in industrial heritage. A great family day out is the Queen Street Textile Mill. An awe-inspiring illustration of Britain's once formidable manufacturing power. The only working 19th-century steam powered mill in existence, you will be exposed to the ferocious productivity of the first machine age. See the marvellous steam engine ‘Peace' in full pelt, driving over 300 looms and feel the fierce heat of the Lancashire boilers. Here, within this humble yet impressive old workshop, you can fully appreciate the energy and innovation of an age which powered Britain into a position of world hegemony.
One of the area's surprising gems is Towneley Hall, a magnificent country house owned by the Towneley family for over five centuries. With fabulously ornate rooms and informative exhibits, you'll discover a family history of triumph, tragedy and drama. The attractive gardens are an ideal setting for a relaxing walk. Additionally, the Regency rooms are full of fun whilst the Towneley chapel offers space for a moment's quiet reflection.
Overlooking Burnley, amid the rugged peaks of the Pennines, is the unique Singing Ringing Tree sculpture. Nelson provides easy access to the Pennines, giving a perfect opportunity to appreciate this mesmerising sculpture of ethereal and beguiling beauty. Constructed from a mass of steel pipes, the sculpture utilises the wind, producing hauntingly atmospheric music. Let the sounds of Lancashire fill your ears as you enjoy an invigorating walk upon the stark grandeur of the moors.
From your Nelson hotel, you'll be a short distance from some of the region's premier retail centres. Burnley's Charter Walk and Market provide established brands and local produce. Here, you'll find some great regional delicacies including Lancashire's famous cheeses, gingerbread and, of course, plenty of fish and chip establishments.
Sample some of Lancashire's finest ethnic cuisine at Spice of India, where a whole range of delicious curries and other Indian dishes are on offer. For traditional Northern food in a comforSEOSITE_LEVEL_DESCRIPTION and inviting atmosphere, head down to the White Bear Inn for genuine Lancashire grub made with pride.
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