Take to the stands at Ewood Park
Ewood Park is a large football stadium in the south of Blackburn, Lancashire, and has been the home ground of Blackburn Rovers since the team moved there in 1890. Between 1893 and 1947, the stadium hosted six FA Cup semi-finals. Other notable matches include three matches of the Women’s Euro 2005, and several England U21 internationals.
Welcome to Blackburn
Once one of Lancashire’s major industrial centres, Blackburn is now a modern and aesthetic town, with plenty of things to accommodate a wide range of visitors. A popular shopping mall, the beautiful interiors of the Cathedral of St Mary’s the Virgin with St Paul, vibrant indoor markets, and several pieces of public art, make Blackburn a town that keeps on giving. You might have come for the sport, but you’ll be tempted to stay for the rest of Blackburn!
Soak in the spirit of the community at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
A listed building dating back to 1874, the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery boasts Britain’s 2nd largest collection of Japanese woodcuts, the largest icon collection outside of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a range of other intriguing items in its huge collection. Whether you know a little or a lot about art and history, this museum is certainly a must-see for visitors to Blackburn.
Planning a trip to Ewood Park? Travelodge Blackburn M65 Hotel is a 10-minute drive away, and Travelodge Preston Chorley Hotel can be reached in 20 minutes.