When it comes for finding things to do around where you are staying, it can sometimes take time that you do not have to research. At The Brooklyn Hotel, we have decided to put together a helpful list of things to do and places to eat in the nearby city of Preston, just a short drive or train journey away. If you fancy exploring to local area, then this is a place worth visiting.
At our hotel we provide a wide range of room types for our customers, giving you plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation. As a family run hotel, we are committed to a high level of service and providing comfortable accommodation.
With an estimated population of 123,000, the city of Preston is the administrative centre of Lancashire and sits to the north of the River Ribble. The area has links back into the Roman period and became a major textile centre during the Industrial Revolution in the North of England. Preston is home to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and football team Preston North End F.C.
Transport to the area is easy, with regular buses and trains running between Blackpool and Preston. If you are driving, then the M55 or the A583 are the best roads to use to travel between the two locations. Other routes are available using A and B roads, so it is worth checking your journey before you leave.
Heritage and Culture
When it comes to heritage and culture, there are endless places to visit in and around the Preston area. For those interested in art, the Harris Museum and Art Gallery is worth a trip to. With regular and visiting exhibitions, you are sure to find something to enjoy viewing. The Lancashire Infantry Museum located on Watling Street Road gives an insight into the history of the armed forces in the local area. There are exhibitions based on different battles fought by local regiments, including the Somme from the First World War.
Shopping and Food
In the city centre of Preston there are endless places to shop, eat and drink. Being spoilt for choice is never a bad thing and we’ve pulled together some of the best places to go. The Fishergate Shopping Centre and St George’s Shopping Centre have a large variety of shops, from clothing to beauty and homeware. When it comes to places to eat, there are all the usual brands. Alongside this there are some lovely restaurants, including Moka, We Don’t Give A Fork, and Olive Tree Brasserie.
Why Stay With Us?
Finding the perfect place to stay has never been easier. At The Brooklyn Hotel we provide en-suite rooms for all our guests with added facilities, including towels, flat screen TV, and tea and coffee making options. Within the hotel we have a number of facilities including:
- Free WiFi
- Secure and Free Parking
- Outside Patio
- Access Ramp
- Elegant Dining Room
- Fully Accessible Ground Floor Rooms
- Cots and High Chairs
- Daily Servicing of Rooms
- Bar Area
Our hotel is split into two sides, the red side and blue side, and our rooms will be located in one of these. We offer a range of doubles, twins, singles, and family rooms for you to choose from, never leaving you without anywhere to stay. Each bedroom is individually styled and has everything you could imagine, from central heating to ironing boards. For more on the rooms that we have, please visit our dedicated rooms page here.
We also offer a traditional English Breakfast to make sure you’re catered for in the mornings. If you have any special dietary requirements, then please let us know and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with an alternative.
Activities for the Family
Finding places to go in Preston which suit all members of the family is not a difficult task to do. The Ribble Steam Railway on the west of the city provides exciting exhibitions as well as the opportunity to ride a steam train. The Avenham and Miller Parks are a great place to go if you are looking to explore the local area and get a bit of fresh air. The location features a Japanese rock garden, café, and a statues trail.
If theatre shows or concerts are something you are looking to experience, then the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre is worth a look. With regular shows from national, international, and local acts, there is sure to be something ideally suited to you.
All individually styled and each one has an en-suite, central heating, new flat screen LCD TV’s and ironing boards, with irons available by request.
Parking is never a problem at the Brooklyn. Besides our residents’ FREE car park, there are no restrictions on the roads to the front and side of the premises.
Our well-stocked, comfortable Bar Lounge is an excellent environment to relax and enjoy your favorite tipple and is a popular area with our visiting guests.