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The industrial town of Darwen is a hidden gem in Lancashire, full of independent businesses, sweeping countryside and affordable housing. It’s a town that’s often underestimated, especially in comparison to its neighbours Blackburn and Preston, but Darwen has a life of its own. That strong Northern community spirit is soaked through its brick buildings and majestic architecture and is ready to welcome you here when you buy a home.

New builds in Darwen

Darwen seems like a traditional market town, but there’s so much more to it than that. Surrounded by beautiful rural settings, it has a great music scene and a local market, with local events held in the town centre. The town is watched over by towers, monuments and sculptures, including St Mary’s Church, the Weaver Bird and the majestic Jubilee Tower. You’ll feel right at home buying a new build here in Darwen.

Living in Darwen

An independent hive

Darwen’s strong community spirit runs through its terraced streets - and who can blame them? Its textile heritage and industrial revolution have helped create a patchwork of modern and historic monuments and attractions. This means you can visit coffee shops, hobbyist stores or hairdressers in stunning ancient buildings that are as proud as the residents’ sense of belonging.

The local market is chock-a-block with unique gifts, baked goods and sweets, fresh produce and various services. The Darwen Library Theatre has seen big names take to its stage. There are also plenty of eateries to make the most of, from dainty afternoon teas to hearty pubs bustling with regular customers. You too can become a regular if you buy a home here in Darwen.

Transport links

For when you do want to travel further afield, Darwen has a vast transport network to neighbouring towns and cities. This is ideal for travelling for work or simply having a family day out, with the UK accessible from the doorstep of your new home.

It’s located just off the M65, which means that Blackburn is easy to reach, while Manchester is just an hour away. Darwen has its own train station which has direct services to Blackburn, Manchester and Bolton, and you can get to London in around three hours’ time. This means that, when buying a home here, you can still capitalise on the various career opportunities and events taking place elsewhere.

New build homes in Darwen

At Persimmon, we want homebuyers to feel at home where they live, especially in a town like Darwen, which is full of heritage and life. Our selection of new builds will only add to your Lancastrian experience and help you settle in right from the start. Explore our housing developments above or speak to our team for more information.