Destination guide

Have a metropolitan adventure at a Preston bed & breakfast

The city of Preston is located approximately 28 kilometres east of Blackpool and combines attractive natural landscapes with cultural attractions, making the area ideal for a bed-and-breakfast stay. You can tour the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library to see historical clothing and other artefacts as well as learn how local artwork has changed over the years. At Avenham and Miller Parks, you can walk a trail that runs alongside the River Ribble, admire the colourful Japanese Rock Garden and listen to outdoor concerts. The B&Bs in Blackpool and Preston offer soft blankets and linens so you can sleep comfortably, and several owners deliver bathrobes for extra warmth.


Activities and attractions in and around Preston

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Preston a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Preston Golf Club (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Monkey Magic (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Mrs. Dowsons Farm (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Blackburn Golf Club (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Waves Water Fun Centre (8.7 mi / 14 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Preston

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Preston is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Avenham Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Miller Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Brockholes Nature Reserve (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Cuerden Valley Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Preston

Fly into Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), the closest airport, located 29.8 mi (48 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Manchester (MAN), which is 32.5 mi (52.3 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Preston Station, Lostock Hall Station and Preston Bamber Bridge Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Preston?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 559 holiday lettings around Preston. From 79 houses to 243 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Preston?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Preston:

  • Liverpool City Centre: 274 holiday homes
  • Belle Vue: 66 holiday homes
  • North Shore: 53 holiday homes
  • Northern Quarter: 112 holiday homes
  • South Shore: 56 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Preston? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Preston. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Preston Kirkham Wesham Station: 468 holiday lettings
  • Hoghton Tower: 447 holiday lettings
  • Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens: 628 holiday lettings
  • Preston Bus Station: 565 holiday lettings
  • Beacon Fell Country Park: 657 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Preston listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Preston?

Yes, of course. offers 79 Houses in Preston. Our other popular types of Preston holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 243 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 188 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 243 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Preston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 15 holiday homes with pool available in Preston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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