Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa, Blackburn Rd, Clayton-le-Moors, Blackburn, Lancashire BB5 5JP

+44 (0) 1254 303400

This year we are headed to the very green and lovely Lancashire for CommCon 2023.

All sessions, activities and meals will take place at Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa in Blackburn.

Why Blackburn, we hear you ask?

Blackburn is awesome!

It offers quintessential British countryside, and it’s also super-close to Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, which, in case our international pals don’t know, are all significant UK tech hubs, brimming with cool people and ideas.

Real-time communication knows no bounds!

Our community isn’t limited to one city or area, and we want our choice of venue to reflect that. Why go to the same spot or area every year when you can branch out and explore what other places have to offer?

Important hotel information

CommCon has exclusive access to the hotel rooms during the conference week. To get our special discounted rate, you will need to book via a specific link. Please follow instructions in your Conference ticket confirmation email to access the link.

Please note that all attendees stay on-site at the hotel, so Conference tickets are only valid when you purchase your accommodation at Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa.

Travel information

Manchester Airport is just 40 minutes away by car. Leeds Bradford Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are both just over an hour away by car. There are also 5 train stations within a 2 mile radius. It's an easy taxi ride from the stations.

By car:

Free parking available at the venue


Manchester Airport (MAN) is the closest to the venue, just 40 minutes by car.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) is just over an hour by car.

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is just over an hour by car.

Public transport:

Clayton-Le-Moors rail station - 5-minute walk to the hotel.

Accrington rail station - a 25-min walk to the hotel or a 5-min cab ride. The journey from Manchester airport is approximately 1 hour 40 mins by train.

Local bus routes - 14, 15, 152 Hotline, 547, 867, 869

Rome2Rio is a great website for figuring out different journey options and gives you approximate costs.


The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any accessibility needs, please email us your requirements: [email protected]


Meals are included in your accommodation price. The hotel will be happy to accommodate your dietary requirements. Please email us your requirements as soon as possible: [email protected]. Please note that last-minute requests may not be possible.