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Visit the town of Nelson with its very own 12m weaving shuttle, a fascinating centrepiece created by local artist, Philippe Handford. Shop in Nelson’s traditional indoor market and a variety of welcoming shops, enjoy a relaxing spa treatment at the Inside Spa or if you’re looking for something more lively take your family to Wavelengths, with its pool, wave machine, and waterslide. For something creative why not take a look at ACE centre art gallery and bistro. The quirky theme continues at the unique British in India Museum.
Climb a small distance above the town to Marsden Park for its breathtaking views and golf course. One of Nelson’s famous sons, antiques expert, Eric Knowles has often recounted how fond he is of these views.Neighbouring Brierfield has a fascinating Heritage Trail, as well as an outstanding mill, now called Northlight, which is being developed for housing, business, leisure and tourism. Nelson has a lot to offer!
Jennifer Sutcliffe, former Town Clerk of Nelson Town Council, told us why she thinks her town is so special:
“Having been born and bred in Nelson I can personally vouch for the friendly welcoming nature of Nelson folk. Although cobbled streets and mill chimneys may be our heritage, the town is moving swiftly forward and challenging outdated stereotypes about the area.
Nelson is an ideal place to visit for shopping, entertainment, sporting activities and enjoying walks. In the town you will find something for everyone, with two beautiful parks with tennis courts, a bowling green, a lake and bandstand. Victoria Park is also home to the Vicky Witch Trail.
Venture into the town centre and you will find many independent shops and the popular ACE Centre, a multi-purpose venue with a cinema, theatre and bistro.In November every year we put on one of the biggest Lancashire Day celebrations in the County, and this year we hosted the massively popular Nelson Food Festival.”