At the heart of town, Blackburn Cathedral is not only a landmark and an orientation point, but well worth a visit for its striking interior and modernist sculpture, Healing of the Nation. The area to the west of the cathedral is home to several food and drink options; whilst to the north, shoppers can delight in the numerous stores on offer at The Mall and attached Blackburn Market, for local traders, exhibitions and a food court.
Beyond the pubs and restaurants of the town centre, Blackburn offers quite some choice when it comes to evening entertainment, whether it is live music at King George's Hall or comedy and theatre performances at the Thwaites Empire. Other cultural attractions of the town include Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, which alongside the many and varied items in its collection, is home to the exhibition of Indian and Pakistani culture in the North West of England.
Sports fans might want to catch a game at Ewood Park, home of Blackburn Rovers FC, the 1995 Premier League champions. But if participation is more your thing, Blackburn has all manner of leisure facilities, including the Ice Arena, swimming pools, golf courses, and great access to walking on the West Pennine Moors.