Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Blackburn

Come and experience Blackburn and its theater scene, art galleries and entertainment. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the bars, golfing and football games. The Rock and Macron Stadium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Blackburn

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like golfing and horseback riding. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Blackburn has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waves Water Fun Centre (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Blackburn Golf Club (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Splash at Riverside (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Wellybobs Farm Park (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Wilpshire Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Accrington and District Golf Club (3 mi / 4.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Blackburn

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Blackburn is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Witton Country Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Stydd Gardens (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Brockholes Nature Reserve (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Cuerden Valley Park (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Avenham Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Miller Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Blackburn

The nearest airport is in Manchester (MAN), located 28 mi (45 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), which is 32.2 mi (51.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Blackburn Station, Mill Hill Station and Cherry Tree Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Blackburn?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 194 house rentals near Blackburn. From 71 Houses to 42 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Blackburn for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Blackburn?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Blackburn:

  • Didsbury: 17 vacation rentals
  • Northern Quarter: 146 vacation rentals
  • Belle Vue: 69 vacation rentals
  • Central Retail District: 149 vacation rentals
  • New Islington: 84 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Blackburn?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Blackburn. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Thwaites Empire Theatre: 367 home rentals
  • Cherry Tree Station: 329 home rentals
  • Waves Water Fun Centre: 328 home rentals
  • Mrs. Dowsons Farm: 375 home rentals
  • Mill Hill Station: 363 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Blackburn listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Blackburn?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 71 Houses in Blackburn. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Blackburn include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 42 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 72 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 72 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Blackburn?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 168 vacation homes with internet/wifi available in Blackburn.