Top Preston Attractions

top preston atractions

Your Preston weekend adventure guide.

2019 edition.


FEATURED ATTRACTIONS

Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

The flying display give you the visitors, Children & Adults, the chance to participate in the flying display and have our birds land on your gloved hand as they fly to you for their food. MORE INFO

Brockholes Nature Reserve

On the site of an old quarry, the Lancashire Wildlife Trust have used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife. You can take a stroll by the River Ribble, explore the woods or enjoy the lakes on site, which have all been specially designed to attract all kinds of wildlife for you to see! The spectacular floating Visitor Village means that you are as close to nature as possible providing stunning views across the lake. MORE INFO


MUSEUMS

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

This museum displays antiquarian buses, early fire engines and other historical and commercial vehicles produced by the British manufacturing industry. MORE INFO

Harris Museum

 This museum is a treasure trove of fantastic art and fascinating objects for all the family. 

Explore the remarkable collections of fine art, contemporary art, fashion, textiles, ceramics, glass and history, all housed in a stunning Grade I listed building in the heart of Preston. MORE INFO

Lancashire Infantry Museum

The Museum is housed in the heart of Lancashire,  in the traditional home of the old county infantry regiments in Fulwood Barracks, Preston.

The extensive displays, archive and military history library illustrate the fascinating story of the East, South and Loyal North Lancashire Regiments and their antecedents from earliest foundation in 1689 to the achievements of the ‘Lancashire Lads’ of the 21st Century. MORE INFO

Ribble Steam Railway

Hidden away in the heart of Preston’s old Industrial Docklands, Ribble Steam Railway has been greeting visitors since 2005. Whatever the weather, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome from Ribble Steam’s team of committed volunteers. Whether you are a keen steam enthusiast, or just simply looking for a fun and relaxed day out, Ribble Steam offers a memorable experience of Lancashire’s world famous Industrial heritage. Visit the museum discover the history of Preston docks and the story of the first electrical trains. MORE INFO



LANDMARKS

Preston Cenotaph

The Preston Cenotaph stands in Market Square and is a monument to soldiers from Preston who perished in World War I and II. Unveiled on 13 June 1926, the memorial was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott with sculptural work by Henry Alfred Pegram. MORE INFO

St Walburge’s Church

A Roman Catholic church in PrestonLancashire, England, northwest of the city centre on Weston Street. The church was built in the mid-19th century to a design by the Gothic Revival architect Joseph Hansom. MORE INFO 

The Preston Martyrs

The memorial is located off Lune Street in front of the Corn Exchange Building, which also houses the 1842 Restaurant & Bar. The harrowing sculpture commemorates the four people shot down during the workers strike of 1842. MORE INFO

Miller Arcade

Miller Arcade, Preston’s first indoor shopping centre, was constructed in 1899 and modelled on the larger Burlington Arcade in London. This architectural gem still remains a draw, more than a century on.

Standing proud as a Grade II listed Victorian building, Miller Arcade has many grand period features. Step inside where you will find ornate tiling, vintage shop fronts, high glass-panelled ceilings and many benches to view it all from. The building’s bygone charm makes it easy to imagine what is was like 100 years ago. MORE INFO


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