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Witton Country Park

Type:Country Park/Nature Reserve

Preston Old Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2TP

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Tel: 01254 666977

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Witton Country Park
Witton Country Park covers 480 acres of countryside and is liberally peppered with pretty picnic spots, walks, nature trails, a new play area and a visitor centre providing an ideal day out for all the family. The estate was once owned by the Feilden family, who built and lived in Witton House (1800 - 1946) and created the park at the same time.

From approximately 1900 the house was empty for long periods and during both world wars the house and estate were used by the army. At the same time dry-rot was attacking the property.

Sadly Witton House was demolished in 1952, after being sold to Blackburn Corporation in 1946. The Witton Estate, comprising some 485 acres, was included in this sale.

Fortunately, the outbuildings of Witton House survived, and the former stables and coach-houses were renovated in the late 1970s.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • National AwardsGreen Flag Award Green Flag Award 2009

Directions

Road Directions

The main entrance to Witton Park is off Preston Old Road A674, 1 mile from Blackburn town centre. There is ample parking just through the gates.

Public Transport Directions

Cherry Tree railway station is 0.5 mile away.
There are regular bus services operating past the main entrance. Bus 152 from Preston to Blackburn every 30 minutes during the day.

Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of public transport 01254 688040

Alternatively, out of normal office hours call Traveline 0871 200 22 33 or National Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50


Facilities

Other

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open All Year
  • Outdoor
  • Picnic Site
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

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