We nipped out to see Dan's dad on Sunday, just to check he was managing on his own while his wife is away. The house was sill standing bu he had attempted to cook a ready meal by putting it in the oven, but using the microwave instructions, needless to say, i didn't end well.
Little Barista in Burnley was the obvious choice for lunch, and for a change it wasn't absolutely packed so we were able to get a seat. The manager even commented it was nice to see me in regular clothing rather than the many layers I usually wear when we go to the football! It was so hot we thought a good place to cool off would be on top of a hill, so we headed up to see the Singing Ringing Tree, one of four Panopticons in East Lancashire. Sadly, the Hollywood style Accrington sign never came into being, I think it would have looked amazing.
|the view from the top with Burnley below|
The tree is made from steel pipes, when the wind passes through them they produce their special tunes.
|oh look, a football ground!|
Atlas Obscura has some more information and great pictures. It's worth adding to the itinerary of your once in a lifetime holiday to Burnley.