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About Great Harwood
Visit Great Harwood and discover the selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and more that this town has to offer. The town is famous for its heritage in the industrial sector, as well as being the birthplace of John Mercer, who helped to revolutionise the cotton dying process.
The town centre is full of great shops, with a good mix of the popular branded stores, as well as the independent retailers, who serve fresh local produce, as well as locally crafted products.
The local football team is Great Harwood Rovers FC, who are located only a short journey away from the town centre. There are also a good number of pubs and bars in the area, for those who wish to watch the latest sporting events alongside a refreshing drink, and other fans.
Every Friday, the Great Harwood Market takes place, with plenty of local produce, and handmade crafts and products for visitors to browse through and purchase. There is also the Great Harwood Farmers Market, which takes place on the first Sunday of every month, offering visitors with fresh meat, fruit, vegetables, cheeses and more, all sourced from local farms and businesses in the area.
The nearest city to Great Harwood is Preston, which has great links to the rest of the country. The town is also close to Blackburn, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington and Rishton, which can be reached by local bus services.