Attractions in Preston
HARRIS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Since 1893, The Harris has enriched the lives of visitors and the local community by creating links between people, collections and exhibitions, by celebrating creativity and stimulating learning … something that continues today! The vision is to extend their reputation as an outstanding museum and art gallery that is distinctive, ambitious, audience-focused and open to change. Distance from hotel 0.8 miles.
THE GUILD HALL AND CHARTER THEATRE
Preston Guild Hall Entertainment Complex is dominated by 2 fantastic venues that hosts on average 300 events per year. The Grand Hall Arena was designed as a prestigious concert venue seating over 2000 guests. The Charter Theatre is a smaller venue with a much more traditional theatre ambience seating 780 guests. Distance from hotel 0.9 miles.
RIBBLE STEAM MUSEUM
Hidden away in the heart of Preston’s old Industrial Docklands. Whether you are a keen steam enthusiast, or just simply looking for a fun and relaxed day out, Ribble Steam offers a memorable experience of Lancashire’s world famous Industrial heritage. Visit the museum discover the history of Preston docks and the story of the first electrical trains. Distance from hotel 2.9 miles.
FIRED FOR U
Fired 4 U the paint your own pottery studio welcomes all ages to come and enjoy many ceramic based activities in their Studio in Walton le Dale, Preston, providing you with fun and relaxation all at the same time. Distance from hotel 2.5 miles.
PRESTON DOCKLANDS AND MARINA – RIVERSWAY
Preston Docklands is a popular place for business, leisure, entertainment and shopping. It was once Europe’s largest single dock basin. The new £4.5 million Ribble Link is the first canal to be built for 100 years and connects the dock to the Lancaster Canal and the national waterways network. Distance from hotel 1.9 miles.
QUEENS LANCASHIRE REGIMENT MUSEUM
The museum houses the largest military collection in the North West. It covers the history of the County’s three infantry regiments. The collection, archive and library hold extensive historical material including uniform, badges, medals, weapons and equipment as well as photographs, film and sound, ceramics and fine and decorative art. Distance from hotel 2.8 miles.
BEACON FELL COUNTRY PARK
A Country Park with 185 acres of extensive conifer woods and moorland. Visitor Centre with cafe, picnic areas, 6 car parks, forest walks and viewpoints. Distance from hotel 11.1 miles.
The Fleet of race karts are geared and tuned to reach speeds up to 70mph. All lap times are relayed back to race control and the pit lane so you can monitor your driving skill in comparison to the other drivers in your qualifying sessions. Distance from hotel 1.6 miles.
FISHWICK HALL GOLF CLUB
Ideally situated just two minutes from junction 31 on the M6 Motorway, Fishwick Hall Golf Club offers an interesting 18 hole golf course suitable for players of all levels and ability, which coupled with an excellent clubhouse and facilities it makes an ideal venue for visitors. Distance from hotel 2.5 miles.
BOTANY BAY MILL SHOPPING
Sprawling across the five floors of Canal Mill in Chorley, Lancashire is a fantastic shopping centre experience that’s not to be missed. Botany Bay is full of the finest brands in clothing, furniture, homeware, gifts and crafts – all at unbelievable prices. Take your time and take in everything Botany Bay has to offer, from a garden centre and spectacular Christmas shop to exciting food halls and restaurants. There’s even fun to be had for your little ones in Puddletown Pirates play centre while you shop. Distance from hotel 11.1 miles.
Thrill-seekers can brave the white-knuckle rides of the Pleasure Beach, from the iconic Pepsi Max Big One to the traditional Grand National, or slip and slide through the world’s longest indoor indoor rollercoaster waterslide, the Master Blaster, at Sandcastle Waterpark.
For a trip down memory lane, the Blackpool Tower Eye, with its 4D cinema and SKYWALK, is an awe-inspiring exploration of the city’s history coupled with exhilarating views from the floor to ceiling glass observation window.
From 380-feet above the Promenade, you can descend to the depths of the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, where expert performers will regale you with their very own horrible histories of plague and torture. And don’t forget the Blackpool Tower Circus, with everyone’s favourite clowns, Mooky and Mr Boo.
Animal-lovers can head to Blackpool Zoo for a day of family-friendly fun. There are more than 1,000 mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates to see across the 32 acres of spacious natural enclosures, and plenty of space for kids to run wild. Distance from hotel 18.3 miles.