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“From historical links to Thomas Arkwright and the Industrial Revolution to those involving Preston North End, Sir Tom Finney and the Football League, there’s plenty to savour in Preston” VisitLancashire.
The city has a major port and is an industrial centre in Lancashire. Textiles have been produced here since the mid-13th century when people wove locally produced wool in their house; however, the industry fell into decline during the mid-20th century. Nowadays, the town’s economy has soared mainly because of the retail sector. It is home to two major shopping centres and shops, restaurants, and bars are found across the town, many of them are tucked away down the side streets.
Preston Train Station is a crucial location on the West Coast Main Line, with services to and from most major cities all over the UK. You will find long-distance train routes coming North here from London Euston and South from Edinburgh and Glasgow. There is also an extensive local bus network to help get around town.
The city has many cultural attractions, including Preston Minster. It is also worth visiting the Church of St Walburge, close to the university it contains one of the tallest church spires in the world.
As an original town established during the industrial revolution, Preston is a member of the “red cities” where the Labour Party dominates politics.
The Martyrs Monument is a must-see, featuring a remarkable Goya-inspired monument built in honour of those killed during the final confrontation at Lune Street.
As a city that’s rich in culture and history, Preston is home to several museums. The Queens Regiment Museum is dedicated to the military history of the County. The Museum of Lancashire features the country’s colourful history housed in an old courthouse building.
Frequently Asked Questions
What train line is Preston on?
Preston is a key station on the West Coast Main Line.
What is Preston famous for?
Preston is the birthplace of Sir Tom Finney CBE, one of the best footballers ever.
Is Preston a nice place to live?
Preston is an excellent place to live situated near the sea and the Forest of Bowland.