Although its cherished National Football Museum recently relocated to Manchester, Preston still has plenty of great museums to boast about. These include the Lancashire Infantry Museum, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, and the Museum of Lancashire, so there's plenty to discover if you like your history neatly labelled in cabinets! The main entertainment venue in Preston is the state-of-the-art Preston Guildhall and Charter Theatre. When you're booked into a Lancashire hotel or B&B nearby you'll probably spend a good few evenings here, as well as at the town's two multiplex cinemas or excellent tenpin bowling alley. The Ribble Steam Railway is always a favourite with families, bringing a whiff of the past and taking in some breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside of forests, hills and fields. Preston was after all a centre of industry and manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution, and railways and steam were its life's blood.
Over two thirds of Preston consists of open countryside, and there are over 700 listed buildings here of Grade I and II. History and natural beauty combine to create a harmonised effect, and green spaces like Miller Park and Avenham Park are enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. These lovely and spacious parks date from Victorian times and are close to the centre of the city, so you can easily access them from your Lancashire hotel or guesthouse in the vicinity.
Lancashire is a region of northwest England that attracts visitors all year round because of its wonderful landscapes and historic towns, beautiful coastline and unique industrial heritage. Once a fulcrum of industrial productivity, Lancashire is now a great tourist destination and people come from across the country and abroad for holidays here. The advantage of staying at a Lancashire hotel or guesthouse is that you'll be close to all of the many attractions, and there are many different accommodation options to choose from. Preston, Lancashire's administrative hub, is just one of the fabulous towns that await your arrival. The University of Central Lancashire is based here, so you're assured of a buzzing atmosphere and great nightlife too.
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