Barnoldswick is the second smallest city in the UK and the only one with 12 letters in its name - all different.. It led the way in the Industrial Revolution being at the forefront of the cotton industry, utilising the numerous streams that flow off Weets Hill to power looms in the various mills in the city. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal was directed to include Barnoldswick such was its importance. Today the beauty of the Canal now rivals those in Venice. As cotton faded, Barnoldswick gave birth to the world leading industries of Rolls Royce Aero Engines and Silentnight Beds. Today Barnoldswick is a tourist haven with its cobbled streets and delightful cottage properties. The town centre is full of individual shops and pavement cafes. The views from the surrounding hills are magnificent.