The UK’s 50th city, Preston exploded in popularity during the Industrial Revolution, becoming a Victorian powerhouse centred around textiles. That Victorian heritage looms large in the city, from the Harris Museum and Art Gallery to the Miller shopping arcade, while the city itself dates back to the Roman conquest and even the Ice Age. Factor in its historic football team and bustling entertainment, nightlife and eating out options, and you’ll never be left wondering what to do in Preston. With no fewer than six hotels in Preston, you’ll be right at the heart of the action when staying with us.
A mix of Victorian buildings, a church with one of the highest steeples in the country and parks that range from sporting paradises to deserted country wildernesses, there’s plenty to see and do in Preston.
Dine out at over 400 different restaurants in Preston, spanning dozens of cuisines. We’ve rounded up our favourite places to eat in the city, including Thai street food, expansive Indian restaurants and an impressive range of Mediterranean outlets.
Preston is blessed with two fantastic theatres. With both the Preston Guildhall and Charter Theatre and the Preston Playhouse Theatre calling the city home, you’ll never be short of a show to keep you entertained on an evening.
Whether you want to blow off some steam at the Ribble Steam Railway, bounce the day away at a trampoline park or simply take a stroll around the renovated docks and marina, we’re perfectly placed for you to get the most out of Preston.
You can spend your evening sipping on sweet cocktails or dance the night away in a late night rock den. Preston’s array of bars will have your evening entertainment all wrapped up, no matter what your tipple of choice may be.
If you’re planning a pub crawl in Preston then you’re in for a real treat. With a choice of bustling micro pubs, vibrant sports bars and characterful real ale drinking houses, you’re sure to find the perfect place to quench your thirst.
The Preston Guildhall Charter and Theatre dominates the city’s entertainment sphere: one that offers food, drink and high-class action spanning live music, stand-up comedy and plays. Factor in one of the oldest football teams in England, a range of cinemas and live music venues, and you have a truly bustling city.
Preston has a rich cultural scene, the pinnacle of which is the excellent Harris Museum and Art Gallery, which showcases a truly diverse range of exhibits. Alongside there are plenty of other museums and theatres, as well as an exciting calendar of annual events to entice visitors of all ages and interests to the city.
There's a great choice of hotels in Preston which make an ideal base for exploring the city's renovated docks and marina or indulging in some retail therapy at its impressive shopping centres and markets.
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