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Tel code: 01254 | code search
Postcode: BB3 | code search
Population: 31600
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The town of Darwen is to be found around 4 miles south of Blackburn and is believed to take its name from the river and is interpreted to mean “river where oak trees grow” and the town was originally known as “derewent”. The derivation of this name, it is suggested, being Saxon in origin. High in the Pennines close to the moors sheep roamed and the woollen industry was just beginning as a cottage industry. From this humble start Darwen was to become Darwen a powerhouse of industrial production in the 19th century with cotton mills, print and bleach works, paperworks, foundries and machine works. In 1801 the cencus records that the population as 3,587, in just 40 years the population climbed to 21,278 which provides an indication as to how important Darwen was as an industrial centre. The 20th century though was to again have a terrible impact on local industry as most of the major industries relocated out of the area although the paper industry is still well established here. Today Darwen has a vibrant town centre with plenty of local stores and with Blackburn so close it is well situated to take advantage of the amenities at this larger town, but Darwen retains an almost village feel and situated so conveniently for the surrounding countryside it remains as being the only place to live for its residents.

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Travelodge Blackburn M65 *book online*

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Bateman & Best Dental Practice
Pilkington & Whittaker

Doctor

Darwen Health Centre
Dr A Alam

Estate Agent

General Accident Property Services
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Mortimer Gorse & Ross
Proctor Alan & Co
Troycounty Estate Agencies

Golf Club

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Market

Darwen 3 Day Market
Darwen Market Hall
Springvale Indoor Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Black Bull Inn
Black Horse
Bowling Green
Britannia Inn
British Queen

Ellenshaw Arms
Greenfield Inn
Hindle Arms
New Inn
Rock Inn
Royal Arms

Solicitor

Darwen Law Chambers
Ian Holland & Co
Walker Preston

Taxi

Abbey Private Hire
Airtax
Chippys
Golden Arrow
J & M Taxis
Rapid

Sports Clubs

Darwen (Amateur Football)
Darwen CC (Cricket)

Shops

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Pets World
Apples & Pears Gallery
The Gallery
H W Green
Fire Place Factory
My Vintage

Antiques

Oakes G & Son
Woods
K C Antiques
Grove Antiques
Belgrave Antique Centre
Aladdin's Cave Antique Centre
Aladdinscave Antique Warehouse

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Astley Bank Hotel (0.56 miles)

Astley Bank Hotel

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Delightful Country House Hotel, set in acres of Magnificent gardens with a superb restaurant & bar. fully equiped conference centre. Only 2 miles from j4 ... More

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Whitehall Hotel (0.88 miles)

Whitehall Hotel

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A Victorian Manor House situated is the base of the Pennines, central to Blackburn & Bolton. A privately owned, Award winning Hotel striving to ensure every guest enjoys their stay and ... More

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Travelodge Blackburn M65 (1.47 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Blackburn South (1.64 miles)

Premier Inn Blackburn South
Located within easy reach of the M65 and just 3 miles from Blackburn train station. For shopping, there is a retail and leisure park only 10 minutes drive away with entertainment including a cinema and ... More | visit website
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Fernhurst Arms (2.35 miles)

Fernhurst Arms

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Pub with luxury rooms in Blackburn. An established local landmark that has a national reputation for great service, high standards and luxury accommodation. Daniel Thwaites extensively refurbished the rooms in ... More

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Strawbury Duck Inn (3.51 miles)

Strawbury Duck Inn
Nestled within the wild and wonderful Lancashire Moors, the Strawbury Duck is a hidden gem, and possibly one of the best kept secrets in Bolton.

With the recent refurbishments, this 18th century Inn has been restored ... More | visit website
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The Boatyard (4.63 miles)

The Boatyard

The Boat Yard is a canalside experience for Hoghton, close to the Lancashire towns of Blackburn and Chorley and offers a contemporary blend of bar, restaurant, coffee shop and accommodation. A wide range of wines ... More | visit website

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Egerton House Hotel (4.75 miles)

Egerton House Hotel
The Egerton House Hotel is a privately owned country house hotel - relaxed elegance.

Once you arrive at Egerton House, it's easy to forget that the outside world exists, but should you decide to explore the ... More | visit website
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Last Drop Village & Hotel (The) (5.37 miles)

Last Drop Village & Hotel (The)
On the fringe of open countryside and with breathtaking views of the West Pennine Moors, Mercure Last Drop Village & Spa is a collection of 18th century farmhouses and is today steeped in fascinating history. ... More | visit website
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Stanley House (5.40 miles)

Stanley House

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Stanley House is a 17th Century manor house, which has undergone major restoration to become one of the most exclusive small boutique hotels outside of London with an award winning ... More

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