"Barrowford is a picturesque village located in the district of Pendle, Lancashire. With a large park at its heart and a lovely array of shops, boutiques, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops."
Since the 16th century Barrowford has been central to textile production. Until the late 18th century the main production from the mill was for woollen cloth, but in 1780 the fulling mill was rebuilt as a cotton spinning mill. It was powered by a water wheel and fed by water drawn off at the weir on Pendle Water, one of two rivers flowing through town, the other being Colne Water which joins to Pendle Water behind where Samuel Holden cotton mill was once situated. Not much now remains of Barrowford's industrial past and the village today is a popular tourist destination.
One of the most famous legacy's of the Pendle District is the execution of 10 witches, but despite that, Pendle Hill is a very nice place to go for a walk with a good surrounding area and a couple of reservoirs for the people who want adventure!
With Barrowford Primary School in the heart of the village, it truly is a lovely place to raise a family with things to do for all and a good central location to surrounding villages and towns. Nelson and Colne College is just on the outskirts of Barrowford, a good location for young people wanting to continue their studies.
Along the main street of Barrowford are many independent shops and boutiques, including clothing shops, jewellers, hair salons, beauty salons and a bridal lounge. The village is also home to dainty sandwich deli's, wine bars, coffee shops, takeaways and a butchers.
A new addition to Barrowford is the renowned Booths Supermarket, this will be fantastic for the local residents and will include a cafe. Mr David Beckham has even been known to visit Barrowford for a spot of shopping at the well established menswear shop, Scruples.
Eating & Drinking
Barrowford has a lot to offer with regards to places to eat, ranging from traditional pub food to italian restaurants, cafe bistros and wine bars. With Colne and Nelson a short drive around the corner this opens up a whole range of restaurants to dine out. To the south of Barrowford is Burnley, a 15 minute drive away, which holds a great night life.
Things to do
With Burnley a short drive south of Barrowford, the town centre offers a lot of activites from shopping to watching a football game. If football isn't your thing, on the odd day that the sun shines in Britain, Barrowford Park is a brilliant place to go for a picnic with the family and friends. With the park including a play area, a lake, pavilion & bowling green and a fish pond to name but a few, this open area is somewhere the whole family could spend all day.
The Leeds & Liverpool runs through Barrowford, with 7 of the 93 locks being in Barrowford, renting a canal boat or a simple walk on a lovely evening is a definite must.
Within close proximity to museums, riding centres, swimming baths and a Pendle witches mystery treasure trail, there are a lot of activities to keep the children entertained.
Location / Travel
The M65 motorway network is nearby allowing for easy commutes. In addition to this you will also find the A6068 which links to the M62 motorway and beyond.