PrestonCopyright Peter Shone


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Tel code: 01772 | code search
Postcode: PR1 | code search
Population: 190000
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Preston History
Birthplace of:
Richard Arkwright Nick Park Francis Thompson Tom Finney Andrew Flintoff John Glubb Edmund Hirst John Lawton Samuel Ryder
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Food Legends:
Preston Parched Peas
Hauntings and Ghosts:
The spectre of Samlesbury Hall
Folk Customs:
Holcombe Hill Egg Rolling
Preston Gulid
Saddleworth Rush Cart
The Bacup Coco-Nutters

Preston Events

Easter Sunday Funday and Farmers Market/Craft Fair

Pleasure Fair

Balloon & Fireworks Festival
Preston Riversway Festival

Balloon & Fireworks Festival
Caribbean Carnival
Food and Craft Fair
Fylde Vintage Weekend & Farm Show
Jazz Day
Preston Mela

7 Parks Walk
Allotments and Leisure Garden Show
Extreme Sports Weekend
Garden & Craft Show
Preston Mela

Guy'- Murphy's Oyster Festival
Lancashire Pot Fair

Continental Market

Christmas Food and Craft Fair

Latest reviews

Guy's Thatched Hamlet
"Not been in ages but will be booking again soon. Excellent room with a jacuzzi and a restaurant on site which is very very good.the staff were all very good too ..." More

Dryden Car Boot
"Well you will see from my review of July 2013 I was doing my best to promote this Car Boot Sale. I was cleaning the toilets every hour on ..." More

Dryden Car Boot
"My family and I first visited Dryden Mill Indoor Car Boot as sellers in around April this year. We were not too sure at first however have not looked ..." More

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"Parking in Preston has become an absolute nightmare as there is not a great deal of it. Best advice is to use the excellent Park & Ride service that operates ..." More

Preston Reviews (54)

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Latest reviews | Events in Preston | 10 Places to Stay

Situated in the heart of the colourful county of Lancashire, Preston is the gateway to Lancashire's beautiful landscape and historical sights. Preston, the administrative capital of Lancashire, is the largest and most important commercial centre in the County and it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Preston's history dates back to the Doomsday Book and to 1179 with the granting of the Charter, which gave the right to hold a Guild Merchant every 20 years. The "Once in a Preston Guild" tradition continues to this day and we look forward to the next in 2012.
As England's newest City plans have been agreed for a new multi-million redevelopment of the City Centre to include major retail, leisure and cultural facilities which will enhance the existing excellent retail offer and magnificent heritage buildings such as the Harris Museum & Art Gallery. The Grade I listed building features an extensive collection of art, ceramics and sculpture as well as a contemporary changing exhibition programme.
Preston takes great pride in its people and celebrates its cultural diversity with an all year round events programme which includes the unique Easter Egg Rolling event, the colourful Caribbean Carnival and the Preston Mela, Festival of South Asian Culture.
The 25,000 + students at the University of Central Lancashire ensure that the City is buzzing at night with a range of pubs, clubs and entertainment including the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre which provides all year round entertainment including major sporting events, ballet, drama, concerts and much more.
Preston is an ideal destination for your next short break. Visit one of the many museums, attractions or events, enjoy some excellent leisurely shopping, or relax in one of Preston's outdoor café's. And if you are looking further afield, Preston is an ideal touring base for nearby Blackpool and the Fylde Coast, Lancaster and the Lake District. Population 190,000


Barn Plant Centre and Gift Shop
Beacon Fell Country Park
Bowland Wild Boar Park
British Commercial Vehicle Museum
Cuerden Valley Park
Garstang Discovery Centre
Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Hoghton Tower
Leisure Lakes
Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre
Museum of Lancashire
National Football Museum
Queens Lancashire Regiment Museum
Ribble Steam Railway
Ribchester Roman Museum
Samlesbury Hall
South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre
Ten Pin
West Lancashire Light Railway
Worden Arts and Crafts Centre


Premier Inn Blackpool Kirkham *book online*
Premier Inn Preston Central *book online*
Premier Inn Preston East *book online*
Premier Inn Preston North *book online*
Premier Inn Preston South (Craven Drive) *book online*
Premier Inn Preston South (Cuerden Way) *book online*
Premier Inn Preston West *book online*
Travelodge Preston Central *book online*

Care Home

Dovedale Court
Preston Glades Care Home
Preston Private Nursing Home
Sherwood Court


Church of St. Walburge


UCI Preston
Vue Preston


Dance - Greens Dance Centre
Yoga - Anahata


Luminar Leisure
Roper Hall

Squires Nightclub
The Warehouse


Preston City Council


Adelphi Dental Practice
Bamber Bridge Dental Care
Saul Street Clinic
Sharples & Colville


Avenham Lane Practice
Berry Lane Medical Centre
Fishergate Hill Surgery
The Healthcare Centre
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Charles Parker Bennett & Co
Garside Waddingham
Parker & Company
Pinkus Robert & Co
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Swift Property Services

Golf Club

Ashton & Lea
Fishwick Hall



Dryden Car Boot
Preston Indoor Market
Preston Market Car Boot & Flea Market
Preston Open Market
The Flag Market

Performing Arts

Carol May School Of Dance & Performing Arts
Charter Theatre
The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

Pub and Bar

Birley Arms
Black Bull Inn
Black Horse
Coach House
Dog Inn
Farmers Arms
Grey Friar
Guy's Thatched Hamlet

Hornby Castle
Lime Kiln
Nabs Head Hotel
Old Dog Inn
Old Oak Inn
Plough Inn
Queens Arms
Royal Oak
Sun Inn
Wellington Inn
Yew Tree Inn


Black Bull Inn
Black Horse
Dog Inn
Farmers Arms
Gibbon Bridge Hotel
Guy's Thatched Hamlet
Lybah Indian Restaurant

Plough Inn
Shona Spice
Simply Heathcotes
Yew Tree Inn


Carol May School Of Dance & Performing Arts
Highfield Priory School
Kirkham Grammar School
Saint Pius X Preparatory School
The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy
Tulketh High School


Centenary Mill Apartments
Premier Apts


Andrew Doyle & Co Solicitors
Barber & Co
Bhialok Fielding
Coan & Co
Humphreys Solicitors
John Whittle Robinson Solicitors
Napthen Houghton Craven

PHC Law Ltd
Sutcliffe Reed Solicitors


A B Cabs
Allied Taxis
Checkers Taxis
Eagle Taxis
New City Taxis
Pauls Taxi


Charter Theatre

Tour Guide

Appleyard Travel


New Hall Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

BAE Warton Cricket Club (Cricket)
Bamber Bridge ARLFC (Rugby League)
Broughton & District LTC (Tennis)
Chorley (Women's Hockey)
Chorley (Men's Hockey)

Fulwood and Broughton CC (Cricket)
Garstang Ladies Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Garstang TTC (Table Tennis)
Hoghton Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Leyland Warriors ARLFC (Rugby League)
Longridge CC (Cricket)
Penwortham CC (Cricket)
Penwortham Leisure Centre Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Preston (Women's Hockey)
Preston (Men's Hockey)
Preston CC (Cycling)
Preston CC (Cricket)
Preston Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Preston North End Football Club (Football)
Preston TTC (Table Tennis)
Preston Wheelers (Cycling)
Ribble Valley CRC (Cycling)
Springfields (Women's Hockey)
Springfields (Men's Hockey)
Ten Pin (Bowling)


Barn at Scorton
Halewood & Sons
Great Grandfathers Books
Waterstones Booksellers Ltd
Secret Garden
Singleton's Dairy Farm
Birds of Paradise
Brendan Anderton
Early Learning Centre
Auldene Garden Centre
Newgate Nurseries
QTS Garden Products & Plant Hire
Barton Grange Garden Centre
Brackenwood Nurseries
Dobbies Garden Centre
Helms Pet Supplies

Barkers Pet Shop
Dewhurst's Celebration Balloons
Cliftons Farm
Growing with Nature
Dorothy Perkins
Moor Park Pharmacy
Newhall Opticians
Varanni Shoes
J D Sports
The Original Art Shop
Garstang fine Art
Ribblefort Gallery
Art House
Fulwood Gallery
Majestic Wine
PC World
Booth Supermarkets
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Rowlands Pharmacy
Barratt Shoes
T K Maxx
Ribble Steam Railway
Hallmark Cards
Hallmark Cards
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
Stationery 747
River Island


John Bosman Antiques
O'Brien R J & Sons Antiques Ltd
Nelson Antiques
Fine Art Antiques
European Fine Arts & Antiques Ltd
Davies Christian
Allison Donald


Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Bowland Forest Gliding Club(Aviation Sports)
Cycle Adventure(Cycling)
Preston Piranhas BMX Club(Cycling)
Ribble Valley Cycle & Racing Club(Cycling)

Barnfold Waters Trout Fishery(Fishing)
Twin Lakes Trout Fishery(Fishing)
Dolphin Clay Target Centre(Shooting)

Places to Stay near Preston

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Premier Apts (0.11 miles)

Premier Apts

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Premier Apts is located in the heart of Preston City Centre. This modern and spacious two bedroom apartment offers great value for money and is ideal for business and leisure. ... More

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Premier Inn Preston Central (0.43 miles)

Premier Inn Preston Central
Premier Inn Preston Central is a one-minute walk from Preston's shopping area. It has air-conditioned bedrooms and a Thyme restaurant. Preston Train Station is less than 0.5 miles away. The University of Central Lancashire, Preston College ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Preston Central (0.48 miles)

The Travelodge Preston Central is an affordable 3 star hotel ideally located for exploring the city and the North West. The hotel is just minutes from all the major high-streets shops and close to Preston ... More | visit website

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Centenary Mill Apartments (0.54 miles)

Centenary Mill Apartments

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Centenary Mill is located in the Preston City Centre Modern and spacious two bedroom apartments great value for money and is ideal for business and leisure. Amenities include high quality ... More

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Ashwood Hotel (0.70 miles)

Ashwood Hotel
The Ashwood Hotel is a family run hotel located in the city centre of Preston. With 25 bedrooms, we offer a high level of service and take pride in our accommodation. Parking is available to ... More | visit website
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Whitburn House Hotel (1.50 miles)

Whitburn House Hotel

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Whitburn House Hotel is a delightful Victorian house opposite Moor Mark and is easily accessible to M55 and M6 motorway, close to university and one and a half miles from ... More
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Park Hotel (1.92 miles)

Park Hotel

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Only a short walk to Riversway and the University and within a mile of the city centre and station. Why suffer in an a bland lodge when you can be pampered ... More

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The Claremont Hotel (1.96 miles)

The Claremont Hotel
The Claremont Hotel is set in beautiful gardens with ample car parking; the hotel is just minutes away from the town centre and main railway station and is within easy reach of the M6 motorway. ... More | visit website
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Tickled Trout Hotel (2.29 miles)

Tickled Trout Hotel

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Another world exists alongside the m6. Just off junction 31, on the banks of the River Ribble stands The Tickled Trout. A haven from the tensions of motorway traffic, it's the ... More

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Premier Inn Preston South (Craven Drive) (2.62 miles)

Premier Inn Preston South (Craven Drive)
Just off junction 29, less than 5 miles (8 km) from Preston's city centre, the hotel offers free parking and spacious rooms with luxury power showers. The Premier Inn Preston South (Craven Drive) has some rooms ... More | visit website

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