Trains to Preston

Cheap Trains to Preston

"From historic 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

Preston is a major port and industrial centre in Lancashire. Textiles are being produced in Preston since the mid-13th century and locally produced wool is woven in people’s houses. However, the town’s textile industry fell into a decline during the mid-20th century. Nowadays, the town’s economy has soared high mainly because of retail. In fact, Preston is home to two major shopping centres and the entire town is lined with shops, restaurants, and bars, many of which are tucked away down the side streets.

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Visiting Preston by Train

The Preston Railway Station is a major terminal in the West Coast Main Line and there are services to and from most of the major cities all over the UK with services being offered by Virgin Trains. There are long-distance train services going to London Euston Station in the south and Edinburgh and Glasgow to the North. Preston has an extensive local bus network so the best way to get around town is to take one of these local buses.

Preston is blessed with many cultural attractions that are truly worth visiting. Among these are the Minster Church and the city museum. The Church of St Walburge that’s close to the university contains one of the highest church spires in the world. As one of the first towns that were established during the industrial revolution, Preston is one of the “red cities” of Lancashire, where politics are dominated by Labour and Communist parties. The Preston Martyrs Monument is a must-see. It features a remarkable Goya-inspired monument that was built in honour of those who were killed during the final confrontation at Lune Street.

As a city that’s rich in culture and history, Preston is home to a number of museums. The Queens Lancashire Regiment Museum is a museum that’s dedicated to the military history of the Lancashire County while the Museum of Lancashire features the country’s colourful history housed in an old courthouse building.