Best Western Lancashire Manor Hotel

The Best Western Lancashire Manor Hotel offers comfortable 3 star accommodation located close to Wigan in Lancashire with good access to major roads.


Prescott Road
East Pimbo
Tel: 0845 776 7676 (UK) / +44 (0)1695 567260 (International)

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The historic hotel building dates back to the 16th century, the Elizabethan manor house offers guests a hotel with charm and character. The traditional exterior contrasts with the modern interior with its modern facilities. The hotel is located a few miles from Wigan making it an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area including the famous cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

Local transport links in the area include Upholland train station located 1.7 miles away; the station has limited services to destinations such as Wigan and Manchester Victoria station. The hotel is close by to junction 5 of the M58 motorway with easy access to both Manchester to the east and Liverpool to the west. Given the outskirts location of the hotel it is easiest to travel around by car.

Visitors can expect a warm friendly welcome and good levels of service at the hotel. The hotel is located close to the town of Skelmersdale a few miles from Wigan where visitors can find easy access to local amenities. Wigan offers visitors with a choice of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues. The closest train stations are located at Upholland, Rainford and Parbold.


There are a total of 46 en-suite guest bedrooms at the hotel. The rooms offer a good standard of accommodation, guests can choose from single, double and twin rooms and there are rooms with disabled access available.

Room facilities include flat screen television, telephone, radio, alarm clock, hairdryer, trouser press, iron and ironing facilities, work desk and tea and coffee making amenities. The rooms are all non-smoking in accordance with the non smoking policy of the hotel.

There is complimentary Wi-Fi internet access available at the hotel. There are free on-site car parking facilities for hotel guests.

The hotel has six conferences suites that are suitable for a range of business meetings, events and conferences and can cater for anything from 2 to 200 delegates.


Each morning guests can enjoy a hot full English breakfast or a Continental style breakfast with a choice of breads, preserves, yogurts, fruits, juices, cereals and hot and cold drinks.

The Lounge Bar has contemporary architecture and enjoys a laid back atmosphere where guests can sit back and enjoy a range of drinks and snacks. The lounge is a great place to catch up with family and friends; there are a choice of drinks ranging from Italian coffees, to soft drinks to beers, wines and spirits.

The restaurant has high ceilings and traditional oak beams and offers a memorable dining experience. The menu is based on modern British cuisine and includes a range of meat, fish and vegetable dishes and a choice of tempting desserts.

Local Attractions

The hotel is conveniently located for exploring attractions in Manchester and local places of interest. The hotel is located approx 40 minutes drive from Manchester where visitors can explore a number of Manchester Attractions and 35 minutes drive from Liverpool.

The hotel’s location offers visitors good base from which to see the various sights and attractions both in the city of Manchester, Liverpool and in the county of Lancashire. The county offers visitors with an interesting coastline, a rich history and culture and some tranquil English countryside making it an interesting destination for a holiday or short break.

There are a number of local attractions and places of interest located within a few miles of the hotel. Wigan is located 8 miles from the hotel; the town centre includes the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre with a choice of stores and eateries. The Museum of Wigan Life offers a fascinating insight in to the history and times of the area with a number of exhibitions and artefacts. Haigh Hall & Country Park are located in the area, the manor house dates back to the 19th century and is among the finest stately homes in the UK.

Manchester city centre located approx 28 miles away has a range of attractions for visitors to explore. Manchester Piccadilly Gardens are located in the city centre; here visitors will find a tranquil, open green space in the heart of the city providing a great place to enjoy taking a stroll. There are a number of historic statues and listed buildings in the area.

Deansgate Locks are located close to the city centre; the area is synonymous with its choice of popular bar and clubs. The Comedy Store Manchester, Cornerhouse Cinema and the Palace Theatre offer a range of entertainment. The Wheel of Manchester is where visitors can experience a ride in the capsules from 60 metres up; enjoying some stunning views over Manchester and the surrounding areas.

The Museum of Science and Industry is located in the city centre; the museum consists of five historic listed buildings. The museum houses a number of galleries, collections and exhibitions outlining the significant contribution Manchester has made to the areas of science, industry and technology. Visitors can explore a number of exhibitions relating to aircrafts, locomotives and computing.

Manchester Art Gallery contains the civic art collection of Manchester and includes a number of impressive collections of international importance. The collection consists of both art and decorative art works; the gallery has art works covering all periods and has a diverse, changing programme of exhibitions. There are workshops, activities and tours available.

Shopping facilities include the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre located in the city centre; there are more than 240 stores including a number of famous high street names and includes a choice of cafes, bars and restaurants. The Printworks is an entertainment complex located close by to the Arndale Centre, facilities here include a variety of bars, clubs, restaurants and gym. There is a multiplex Odeon cinema that includes an IMAX screen.

Manchester Cathedral is an impressive 15th century building is renowned for its stunning architecture, stained glass and carvings. Visitors can explore the historic cathedral in one of the tours available and many walking tours of the city include a visit to the cathedral.

The Northern Quarter area is where visitors can find a number of fashionable, unusual and quirky shops to see with a choice of bars and restaurants. The area has become well known as the ‘creative quarter’ and is home to many art galleries and fashion designers and offers something a bit different for visitors to experience.

Manchester Chinatown is located in the city centre; here visitors can find a good choice of Chinese and Oriental restaurants, shops, supermarkets and amenities.

Salford Quays is located a few miles from the centre of the4 city; the area has undergone an extensive re-development in recent years and now has a choice of leisure and entertainment facilities. Fans of water sports can try the Salford Watersports Centre where you can row, canoe, sail and windsurf. There are theatres such as the Lowry that has a full programme of drama, opera, comedy, ballet, dance, musicals, shows for children and gallery spaces. Shoppers have the Lowry Outlet Mall where top designer brands are on offer at discounted prices. There is also a cinema, making for a great day out.

The Imperial War Museum North is located close to Salford Quays; the museum showcases how lives have been affected by various conflicts. Visitors can see a number of exhibitions and displays and there are a variety of tours, talks and presentations available.

The Trafford Centre is a large shopping and entertainment complex located a few miles outside central Manchester. There are over 280 stores including many famous high street names. The large food court offers a range of eateries including cafes and restaurants; entertainment facilities include the multiplex Odeon cinema.

The area includes the iconic Old Trafford stadium, home of Manchester and Old Trafford cricket ground. The City of Manchester stadium home of Manchester City is located 2 miles to the east of the city centre.

Whilst the city of Manchester is no longer officially regarded as part of Lancashire, it is part of the Greater Manchester metropolitan borough; it is the main centre in the region. Manchester is the third largest city in the England and has gained a fine reputation in the fields of the arts and culture in addition to its reputation in music and sport.

The city has become a popular holiday and short breaks destination for both overseas visitors and visitors from within the UK attracted by the shopping facilities, arts and culture venues, entertainment venues and famous sporting teams including Manchester United and Manchester City.

Lancashire is a county that offers a range of attractions for visitors. From towns and cities that played a prominent role during the industrial revolution that have a wealth of history and heritage to seaside resorts to the tranquil English countryside, the county has a varied landscape.

The seaside resort of Blackpool is located 40 miles to the north and is well known for its pleasure beach, exciting rides and roller coasters and entertainment facilities. Blackpool Zoo is located in 32 acres of parkland and lakes and contains many species of animals for all over the world. The Sea Life Centre is located on Blackpool’s golden mile and has a large collection of sea life including 50 displays. Visitors can view the main attraction, the Ocean tank to see a variety of tropical sea life including sharks and reef fish.

The mill towns of Blackburn and Burnley were once at the centre of the textile industry that played an important role in Lancashire's history. The Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery outlines the long history of the textile industry and its wide ranging effect on all aspects of Lancashire life. The museum is housed in a beautiful building in the town centre and features a number of fascinating exhibitions including the history of Blackburn, the Egyptian Mummy and Fine and Decorative Art among others.

Lancaster Castle, located in Lancaster is a historic Norman castle that dates back to the 11th century; the castle has been altered and subsequently rebuilt over the years. The castle has been a prison for many years and has an interesting history; it was attacked by Robert the Bruce in 1322, but later impressively rebuilt by John of Gaunt. Visitors can look out for the Gateway Tower, that is considered to be among the finest in England, and the site is regarded as has great historical and archaeological importance.

The Lancaster Priory & Parish Church is centrally located in the town and boasts a long history and tradition that dates from the 11th century. Located approx 47 miles from the hotel, the site has been used as a place of worship since 630 A.D. and possibly even earlier. The church is situated next to Lancaster Castle; the church is on a hill overlooking the city. Inside the interior is on the whole medieval and includes some traces of a Saxon church, including a Saxon doorway with Anglican cross fragments, 14th century choir stalls and tapestries.

Martin Mere Lake located 13 miles away is a favourite among nature enthusiasts. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust offers visitors a chance to explore the county's flora and fauna close-up, the trust is a world authority in the protection of geese, swans, ducks and flamingos and the their habitats in the wetlands. The RSPB Discovery Centre is located at Fairhaven Lake in Lytham St Anns; the centre examines the large number of migratory birds that make the Ribble Estuary their home each year.

Leighton Hall is located 52 miles away in Camforth; it is an impressive historic house and is home to the Gillow family, who are known for their skills in making furniture. Visitors can explore the scenic gardens, gothic towers and witness the trained birds of prey. The house is usually open to the public from May until September each year. Unusually Leighton Hall does not have areas the public cannot go; visitors can sit on the historic chairs. The knowledgeable guides are on hand to help explain more about the history of the family and their habits. In total the estate is in excess of 1,500 acres, there are landscaped parkland and a number of scenic woodland walks where you can appreciate the tranquillity of the countryside. There is a walled garden that dates back to the 19th century known for its rose covered walls, flowers and herb patch.

Rufford Old Hall is located close to Ormskirk approx 12 miles from the hotel. The historic building dates back to the 16th century and is regarded as among the finest buildings in Lancashire. The highlight is the Great Hall offering a wonderful spectacle and features a dramatic hammer-beam roof. There is evidence to suggest that Shakespeare performed in this hall, the house has a number of fine collections including oak furniture from the 16th and 17th centuries, arms and tapestries. The grounds are in a styled with Victorian influences and feature orchard, topiary, sculpture and include a scenic woodland and canal walk. The Tudor building belonged to the Hesketh family for over 4 centuries and it is now managed by the National Trust.

The National Football Museum is located in Preston approx 23 miles away and contains one of the world's greatest football collections. The museum is spilt in to two halves, the first deals with a fascinating journey through the history of football. The second half is an exhibition that examines different facets within the football world. There are a range of interactive experiences visitors can take part in, the museum makes for a fascinating visit for football enthusiasts and the Goal striker experience lets you take part in an interactive penalty shooting contest. There is a hall of fame exhibition for the greats of the game over time.

The Leeds & Liverpool Canal is regarded as among the very best in the UK and is known for its stunning Pennine views and the interesting architecture of mills, warehouses and cottages on the canal side. The Lancaster Canal is among the most scenic canals in the UK, the waterway offers some inspiring views of the Silverdale coast, Forest of Bowland and the scenic countryside. The canal is 41 miles in length from Preston to Tewitfield. Both canals offer visitors with some splendid scenery, natural landscapes and a great relaxing way to see many of Lancashire attractions.


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Transport Links

Closest Train Stations:

Upholland: 1.7 Miles

Rainford: 3.1 Miles

Parbold: 6.9 Miles

Closest Airports:
The closest airport is Liverpool Airport located 27 miles away by road via the M58, M57 and A5300. Manchester Airport is located 31 miles away via the M6 and M56.

Liverpool Airport: 27 Miles

Manchester Airport: 31 Miles

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