Experience the charm of life in Accy

A former centre of the cotton and textile machinery industries, Accrington, or Accy as it's affectionately known to locals, is most famous for manufacturing the world's hardest and densest bricks, which were used to help build the Empire State Building and Blackpool Tower. The town is also well known for housing Europe's largest collection of colourful Tiffany glass, at Haworth Art Gallery. The collection was donated by Joseph Briggs, a local who once worked as an art director for Tiffany's.

Delve into history at Clitheroe Castle and Museum

Under 10 miles from Accrington you'll find this fascinating piece of history. The museum stands on Castle Hill in the shadow of the old keep, which has stood for over 800 years, and vividly brings history to life, with a chance for kids to go on an intriguing adventure complete with rucksack, map and magnifying glass.

Enjoy a family day out at Oswaldtwistle Mills

You'll find something for everyone at this home to a host of popular attractions, situated close to Accrington. There's masses of shops, restaurants, a wildfowl reserve (home to over 52 varieties of ducks and geese) a museum and a garden walk. Looking for accomodation in Accrington? Travelodge Burnley Hotel is just under 5 miles away. There's also Travelodge Blackburn M65 Hotel, slightly further afield at just over 5 miles.