Blackburn is a historical and cultural town in the heart of Lancashire. Surrounded by the West Pennine Moors Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a number of parks and sporting facilities on your doorstep - including an ice rink, a skateboard & BMX park as well as a great leisure centre. Your new home, offers the best of outdoor living with a vibrant and interesting town centre. Aside from all the high street brands, cafes, restaurants and takeaways at the Mall, you can wander the local businesses and pick up fresh produce or a bargain at the Market. 

Living in Blackburn

Great parks and green space on the doorstep

Blackburn's contribution to the Industrial Revolution has brought prosperity and lots of parks gifted to the town by grateful entrepreneurs. The historic Corporation Park is set just outside the town centre and is a great asset to your new home, with tree-lined walks, a Victorian conservatory, ornamental gardens, a lake, a playground and sports facilities. You benefit from Queen’s Park dominated by its beautiful lake, making it a lovely place for a run, walk or picnic. Witton Park is 480 acres of wild woodland, parkland, play facilities and sports grounds. 

Great entertainments close to home

From your new build, you can enjoy all the shops, services and attractions you could need within easy reach. The town centre, dotted with impressive historical buildings and sleek modern additions, is full of high street and independent stores, essential shops, bars and eateries. Visit The Mall to find a number of popular brands under one roof.

There are lots of attractions to explore around, including a Museum and Art Gallery - home to a fascinating collection; the Empire theatre, which hosts shows and events throughout the year and the magnificent Cathedral, a peaceful escape with a great café downstairs. Your new house is also close to cinemas, sports facilities and arts venues.

New home, new school

The town has a huge range of nursery schools and primary schools available - including faith and SEN options - and better still, many of these have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. You are close to a stunning twenty secondary schools, grammar schools and schools offering thorough education. For further education, there are a couple of sixth-form colleges and Blackburn College, which has a University Centre.

New build homes for sale in Blackburn

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses in Blackburn and in Lancashire including Darwen and Clitheroe. To find out more about our new properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…