The pride of England, Burnley has developed into a very tourist friendly place over the years because of the multiple rivers that run throughout the city that make it one of the most serene places in the world. Built around the banks or the River Brun , Burley holds great cultural and architectural significance for tourist with an eye for art. The tranquil vibes provide the perfect vacation spot for people looking to unwind and relax in the countryside. Stress is an unheard of entity in these parts as people are awestruck by the beauty and simplicity the city offers. These places are a must – see in a city that cannot be missed:
Leeds and Liverpool Canal:
Running throughout the city, this canal has the distinction of being a straight canal that runs for miles! Imagine boating along chill and serene water that stretches for as far as you can see. This unique destination is a part of the seven wonders of the British waterways. The summer sun caresses your soul as you glide across never seen before rivers that run throughout the city, setting the perfect mood for a romantic and beautiful evening. Sunsets are a sight that is not to be missed in these canals.
Singing ringing tree:
This manmade architectural marvel, which stands at a whopping 3m in height, is a wind powered sound sculpture that transcends beauty. This tree shaped monument constructed by world-renowned architect duo Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu of Tonkin Liu, this modern 21st century monument is completely made of galvanized steel is designed in such a way that it emits a “discordant and penetrating choral sound covering a range of several octaves”. This must see modern architectural marvel that will definitely fulfill your need to see and learn new things.
Spread over a vast 62 acres of sprawling lush garden, this hall housed the Townley family for over 500 years. This hall, which is now open to public, boasts of a chapel that is over 400 years old. It is one of the most serene and visited chapels in the city. It consists of an altarpiece that was carved in 1525. The beauty of this altarpiece is not matched anywhere else in the world and is a once-in-a-lifetime see.
Also the gardens are surrounded by several lakes and fountains, you will enjoy a nice cozy picnic with your entire family filling you with fulfillment and happiness that only a place as unique and peaceful can offer.