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The History of the Butter Pie – Celebrating British Pie Week 2019

To celebrate British Pie Week 2019, we wanted to delve into the fascinating history of one of Northern Britain's most famous and delicious pastry-encased treats, the Butter Pie. An iconic dish in the historic boundaries of Lancashire, including Preston, Chorley, Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan and many more, this tasty pie has a past as rich as its filling! Whether you're a...

The Shankly Hotel Preston is Sponsoring The Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre in 2019

Last week, as I want to know what love is faded out in the distance, BBC Radio Lancashire opened their show with a tribute to “Finney and Shankly, two of the most famous surnames ever.” “Sir Tom Finney arguably – who’s arguing – was the finest player of his generation, while Shankly was regarded as one of the games greatest...

The Best Date Ideas in Preston

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next romantic date night in Preston, then look no further. Whether it’s a scenic stroll around one of Lancashire’s finest walking trails, a pint of Sass at the local or perhaps a luxurious hotel stay – there’s plenty on offer in Preston to make your next date the best one yet. The Docks...

Where to Find the Best Afternoon Tea in Preston

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or just fancy indulging in some sweet treats on a rainy day, afternoon tea is one of life's best little luxuries. From coffee shops in stately homes to cosy tea rooms in the suburbs, there’s plenty of places to enjoy afternoon tea in Preston. So, if you’re looking to enjoy a cup of tea and...

Exclusive Preston Hotel Deals from The Shankly Hotel

We’ve all been looking forward to the day the doors open at The Shankly Hotel Preston and can’t wait for the moment guests can enjoy the first stylish and luxurious breaks in the heart of the historic city. Why not beat the rush and pre-book your stay using any of these exciting and exclusive Preston hotel deals? Fabulous Fun Family...

The Museum of the Moon is Coming to Preston

A breathtaking, three dimensional moon is to be hung in the iconic Harris Museum in Preston. A short walk from Preston’s Old, Grade-II listed post office – which is set to be transformed into a luscious hotel – The Museum of the Moon is a must see event in 2019. Bellow, we’ve previewed what is sure to be an amazing...

5 Preston Secrets That Most Visitors Don’t Know

From the best pubs in town to the historical origins of the Market Square, it’s well-known that many Prestonians know their city like the back of their hand. However, there are some lesser-known Preston facts which visitors to the city may not have heard of. We’ve searched high and low and discovered some of the best-kept secrets that Preston has...

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