Preston Things to Do
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is a truly magnificent grade 1 listed building. It was built by James Hibbert in 1892, at a staggering cost of £106,000, with it's beautiful sweeping staircase. It houses the City Library, Art gallery and museum. Here you will also find free Internet access.Admission is free, only a small charge maybe made for...more
St.john's stands on an ancient christian site,originally dedicated to Saint Wilfred.The original bulding has references dating back to 1094,it was replaced by a new church in the 16th century.In 1581 its dedication was changed to Saint john the Baptist,it was repaired during the following century,but by 1770 it had deteriorated,it that year the...more
This is a Grade 1 listed building and has a fine collection of decorative art,sculpures historic artifacts and interesting finds from the Preston and Lancashire areas.Admission is freeOpening times-mon till sat 10.00am-5.00pm except tue 11.00am-5.00pm Closed sundays and bank holidaysmore
Originally built for the sport of Cock Fighting,the church meetings of 'Jesus and the latter day saints'took place here as the number of converts grew and a bigger place was needed.The first conference of the church was in 1837 were they used to bless over a hundred children at a time.It was also here that members of the 'Preston Temperance...more
Please check before going as it is moving to the Urbis museum in ManchesterThe National football museum is the only one of it's kind in Britain. It is based at the Preston North End football ground, mainly, because Preston was one of the founders of the football league.The Museum covers 3 floors, the first floor, charts the history of British...more
Preston has an indoor market, selling, fresh veg, fish, bread and meat on the ground floor and other goods are sold on the upper floor. Soon this market is to undergo a big make over , when it will be completely revamped.The outdoor market is a beautiful Victorian building and sells clothing and other household goods on Monday, Wednesday, Friday...more
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This is a great place to dine for fish lovers, Ive eaten here quite a few times ,the portions are huge and realy tasty.the service is exerlent and very quick,the girls behind the counter are ace and always smileing and happy.You can dine in the restaurant or take out. FISH AND CHIPS,more
Wall st is an Original pub company pub in the centre of Preston,it is very similar to a JD Wetherspoons pub with cheaper drinks and food and a similar menu.The building was formaly a bank.The atmosphere is relaxed and staff very friendly.Opening times-11.00am till 11.00pm monday to sundayfood served-12 midday till 9.00pm I had the steak and chips...more
The restaurant in the Marks and Spencer store, is a self service restaurant /Cafe.You can sit at a table or lounge on a sofa.The restaurant/Cafe can be found on the first floor. I usual go there for afternoon tea, which consists of sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream and a nice pot of tea.more
Every few weeks from April till september the centre of Preston has its own little peice of Italian food and drink with its famous italian market.Here you can browse and buy anything Italian from fresh meats and salami to pasta and sauces and great wine and beer.The market seems very popular with locals and visitors and you can get some great deals...more
St Georges shopping centre is Preston's main shopping mall. It is pedestrianised and safe.It has shops of every kind, clothing, Games, Jewelery, Books, crafts plus numerous cafes.It is on Fishergate and goes through to Friagate. It is all under cover and disabled friendly.Most of the City is pedestrianised with plenty of pavement cafes and...more
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The Easter Egg Rolling Extravaganza held in Avenham Park on Easter Monday is a tradition held in Preston for many years. Hard boiled eggs decorated with various colours are rolled down the hill with great excitement.
Alongside the time-honoured egg rolling, a popular hit with the youngsters, there is plenty of music, expect jazz and samba to join the distinctive sound of the brass band's as well as craft stalls, Punch & Judy, a children's funfair and other attractions that in previous years have included displays by the Turbary Bird of Prey Centre. A special feature is the children's Easter Bonnet Parade, judged by Preston's mayor and mayoress.
When the weather is fine it's a great day out, and lots of fun.Related to:
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Favorite thing: If you are coming to Preston and plan on spend some time in the City, take my advice, and use one of the Park and Rides.
The buses are cheap and easy to use. They run frequently into the centre avoiding all the jams and taking out the hassle of dodging the other vehicles.
You will find there is a P+ R on the Docklands, which is west of the City and one at the Capitol Centre, to the south of Preston, both are well sign posted, and buses run every 10 minutes and cost around £1. depending on the time of day.
The bus's are all new and are run by Preston bus Company
Tel: 01772 82 11 99.
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