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23 Preston Hotels and Guest Houses

Holiday Inn Preston

3 stars

0.4 miles from Preston

Ringway, Preston, PR1 3AU · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 567071

  

Single from: £50.00

Double from: £85.00

per room per night

St Andrews House Hotel

 

1.6 miles from Preston

518 Blackpool Rd, Preston, PR2 1HY · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 720580

  

Single from: £30.00

Double from: £30.00

per room per night

Ashwood Hotel

 

0.3 miles from Preston

11-14 Fishergate Hill, Preston, PR1 8JB · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 203302

  

Single from: £35.00

Double from: £35.00

per room per night

ibis Preston North

2 stars

3 miles from Preston

Garstang Rd, Preston, PR3 5JE · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 861800

  

Single from: £39.00

Double from: £63.00

per room per night

Barton Manor Hotel & Spa; BW Signature Collection

4 stars

5.5 miles from Preston

746-768 Garstang Rd , Preston, PR3 5AA · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 862551

  

Single from: £70.00

Double from: £195.00

per room per night

The Claremont Preston

3 stars

1.5 miles from Preston

516 Blackpool Rd, Preston, PR2 1HY · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 729738

  

Single from: £39.00

Double from: £99.50

per room per night

Trivelles Park Hotel

3 stars

1.5 miles from Preston

209 Tulketh Rd, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR2 1ES · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 726250

Score 7.5 from 6 reviews

Single from: £31.50

Double from: £170.00

per room per night

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

4 stars

2.6 miles from Preston

Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UJ · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 877671

Score 7.6 from 5 reviews

Single from: £66.00

Double from: £119.00

per room per night

Farington Lodge Hotel

4 stars

3.6 miles from Preston

Stanifield Lane, Preston, PR25 4QR · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 421321

  

Single from: £69.00

Double from: £127.00

per room per night

Legacy Preston International Hotel

3 stars

0.3 miles from Preston

Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 2YF · Map

Phone: +44 (0)844 411 9028

  

Single from: £60.00

Double from: £121.00

per room per night

Preston Marriott Hotel

4 stars

3.4 miles from Preston

Garstang Rd, Broughton, Preston, PR3 5JB · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 864087

  

Single from: £69.00

Double from: £165.00

per room per night

Avenham Apartments

 

0.4 miles from Preston

30 Great Avenham St, Preston, PR1 3TD · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 906471

  

Single from: £59.00

Double from: £59.00

per room per night

Preston Leyland Hotel

4 stars

4.4 miles from Preston

Leyland Way, Leyland, Preston, PR25 4JX · Map

Phone: +44 (0)1772 422922

  

Single from: £62.10

 

per room per night

Purple Roomz Preston South

3 stars

2.8 miles from Preston

Lostock Lane, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6BA · Map

  

 

 

 

Preston shows evidence of Roman activity with a Roman road that once went to a Walton-le-Dale. Preston was established by Saxons and the name comes from the Old English words that the means Priest settlement. The town was called Prestune in the Doomsday Book. In the hundred of Amounderness a parish and township was formed in the Middle Ages. The town's status was upgraded to a market town in 1179 when a Guild Merchant Charter was granted.

Beginning in the middle of the 13th Century textiles began to be produced in Preston including wool that people wove in their homes. The industry was further developed in the 14th Century when Flemish weaver settled in the town. Sir Richard Arkwright was a weaver born in Preston and invented the spinning frame. The industrialization and expansion of textile manufacturing marked the most rapid growth and development of the town. During the Industrial Revolution Preston was known as a boom town. It then became a thickly populated center for engineering and had several large industrial plants.

A writer called Preston "a pretty town with an abundance of gentry in it, commonly called Proud Preston" in the early 18th Century. During the mid-20th Century the textile industry saw a terminal decline. The town then had to face the same challenges that the other post industrial towns in the north of deindustrialization, housing issues and deprivation. There was still continued development during and after this time however. One of the oldest football clubs was established there by the name of Preston North End F.C. and the seat of Lancaster County Council is in Preston.

The town has a forward looking spirit that is shown in the fact that it was the first town in England to use gas lighting. In 1815 the Preston Gas Company was established by several individuals including Rev. Joseph Dunn a Catholic Priest of the Society of Jesus. Karl Marx visited Preston in the 1850s and called the town the next St. Petersburg. When Charles Dickens paid the town a visit in January 1854 during a heated strike of the cotton workers that last 23 weeks it was for research purposes for the Hard Times novel. The novel's Coketown is based on Preston.

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