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About Bacup

Visit Bacup and discover the shops, cafes, restaurants and more which can be found in this great town. Bacup is known for being the best preserved cotton town in England, according to English Heritage, with the town centre being designated as a protected area, due to its special architectural qualities.​

The town centre is home to a wide variety of shops, with a great mix of the popular branded retailers and the local independent stores, offering everything from food to technology, clothing to books. With the town centre being the main area for shopping, you'll never be far from what you could want or need.

The local football team is Bacup Borough FC, who play their home matches at West View, which is only a short distance from the town centre. If you'd prefer to watch the sport from indoors, then there are a large number of bars and pubs in the area, showing all the latest sporting matches all year round.​

Every Wednesday and Saturday, Bacup Market pops up in the town centre, with local traders selling a whole variety of fresh produce and handmade products.

The nearest cities to Bacup are Preston and Manchester, which both have excellent rail services to get you around. The town is also located close to Rawtenstall, Todmorden, Burnley and Whitworth, which can be reached by local bus services.

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