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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


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With plenty of eateries, pubs, shops – and even a cinema – Preston’s Dock and Marina is a favourable option for a date in Preston. You can set up for the day in a restaurant overlooking the bay, watch the boats go by and take in everything that this great spot has to offer.

Lazy Cat Café


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Looking to switch it up? Go for something completely different – and very cute – at the Lazy Cat Café on Cannon Street in Preston. Enjoy a cosy couple of hours sipping coffee, eating cake and most importantly playing with some extremely charming feline friends.

This is a good option if you want your date to be a surprise, they’ll never guess where they’re going! It’ll be purr-fect.

Preston Markets


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Now, this may not sound too dreamy but bear with us. Having undergone an amazing transformation in 2016, Preston’s new Market Hall offers a contemporary shopping experience. It’s modern glass and timber décor adds some hipster-chic, as well as retaining the historical nature of the building. It’s located underneath the famous 1875 Market canopy, alongside the Outdoor and Second-hand Markets in Preston.

As you and your love stroll around the markets, you’ll be able to enjoy a selection of fresh Lancashire produce, and even end the day with a delicious glass of wine, real ale or hot drink. This is a great option for a casual date full of food, drink and plenty of time to get to know each other better.

A Scenic Walk & Picnic


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Lancashire is famed for its beautiful countryside, so why not make the most of it? Dig out those walking boots, pack a picnic and ramble around the Lancs with your beloved. Avenham Park is a great option if you want to take a respite from the hubbub of the city, without travelling too far. It’s a Grade II listed Victorian parkland, complete with luscious green foliage, Victorian features and plenty of spots for sitting and people watching.

If you want something a bit more scenic, then head to Cuerden Valley Park. It’s on the border of South Ribble and Chorley, and there’s everything you could ever want for a day out in nature. There is a nature trail, woodland, meadows, farmland, ponds, gardens and even a lake for you both to enjoy.

Harris Museum and Art Gallery


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You can both get your culture-shock on with a visit to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. They’ve got so many great exhibitions on throughout the year, and it sure beats the standard Netflix and takeaway option!

They have got a wide selection of fine art to inspect, as well as historical items to get the conversation rolling. After an hour or two taking it all in, why not pop into the café for a bite?

The Shankly Hotel Preston

The Best Date Ideas in Preston

We may be biased, but we think a date at the Shankly in Preston would be your best one yet. Our amazing date night offer includes an overnight stay, delicious 2-course dinner in The Carriage and to top it all off, a wonderful ‘Love Suite Love’ package which includes cupcakes, scattered lilies and refreshing chilled Prosecco. Better yet, it’s just £149 per couple.

You can also really push the boat our for your significant other by booking one of our sensational Stay and Spa packages. You and a special guest can relax and unwind during a luxurious 30-minute spa treatment before enjoying a peaceful night in any of our beautiful Shankly Hotel rooms. The next day, you’ll both wake up to be treated to a delicious breakfast buffet before checking out – all for £158 per couple.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email to book your date night.