Under 20 miles away from Preston ciity centre, this is a beautiful place to go to while a way a day. In the middle of the forrest of Bowland Chipping is in the middle of both an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and 'Europark' Status. So it is no wonder the village is so full of beauty. The village boast's its own ghost, has been featured on...more
This is a lovely park just metres from the City centre and well worth a visit when you are trying to kill some time or wwould like a break from shopping (me and my freinds take our lunch there). There are lovely views of a river (I have forgotten which one), which you can walk along, a massive water fountain (when its turned on) a nature Trail and...more
Samlesbury Hall is a real fine example of a Tudor building or earlier. It was built around1325 by Gilbert De Southworth.Samlesbury hall is full of period furniture and the hall is set in some nice gardensIt is open to the public and there is a restaurant also. They also cater for wedding receptions so the restaurant may be close on Saturdaysmore
Chingle Hall is one of the most haunted house in Britain.Chingle Hall was built by Adam De Singleton in 1260.Saint John Wall was born in this house 1620 and was hanged drawn and quartered Redhill 22nd August 1679 for is religion.You could spend a night in the hall most people do this in groups.more
This is one of the best historic buildings in the area and is open to the public but I am not sure when. King James the first knighted the loin of beef at Hoghton Towers that is were sirloin steaks name originated. ( must have been a fair piece of meat to knight it or were they a bit drunk? )This is worth a look at I have been on an guided tour but...more
These resorts are easy to drive to from Preston. Blackpool for the entertainment and the famous illuminations. Southport for shopping and entertainment. Lytham St Anns nice to walk around and stop for a coffee.Fleetwood as the model boating lake and the freeport for the shopping also nice to walk aroundmore
This building is visited by a lot of people doing there family history and people from other counties come to do some research.There are all the Lancashire church records all of lancashire census Preston's wills lots of reference books.You need a driving Licence so they can register you and they give you a readers ticket so you use this every...more
Preston Guild is held every 20 years and last about one week the next one is 2012.In or before the medieval days if you was not a Burgess or freeman you could not trade in the town.So this event is to swear in there sons so the family could carrie on trading.There is a lot of ceremony and is also like a carnival atmosphere with street procession's...more
This is a new restaurant to Preston owned by a Manchester group.The interior is very modern with a waterfal feature not what you would expect from an asian restaurant.We went on a saterday night and it was busy , there is quite a lot of staff and the service was good.Also very popular with the Asian people who recomended this restaurant to me. We...more
I as been many years since my visit to Francos. it as changed hands now.It was my daughters birthday and she booked the table and there was seven of us.We had starters and I had soup followed by chicken in masala sauce which was served with roasted potatoes and veg. My wife hade garlic mussels folowed by filet steak in sauce.The quality of the food...more
This was our first visit to this restaurant which came very highly rated by my friends.The restaurant is decorated which as the ambiance of Italy with a lot of photos and statues quite smart.The staff were very friendly and the service was good plus we not hurried to eat our food very relaxing.The food was very good and was well presented.The price...more
This restaurant has just recently moved to Friargate and they have taken over the Bella Roma.The food is a bit expensive and the quality was good but not excellent.The staff were very friendly and helpful and the service was good.Emilio's has been a popular restaurant in Preston for a long time and I think It will stay that way.We went back to this...more
There is one thing Preston as quite a lot of Indian restaurants. I have not been to an Indian restaurant in Preston for many years now.My son visited me the other week and he is keen on Indian food so we gave this restaurant a go.We arrived about 19.00 on a sat evening and the restaurant was quite this is what to expect at this time of night which...more
This restaurant was close for a few years but it as been reopened recently.This was one of my favorite places to eat but I have not been there for a long time now.I hope to go back soon.I have read and heard some very good reviews about the restaurant.I think on Tuesday they do a three course dinner for£ 10Haighton Manor is set in rural...more
The Black Horse Pub is another land mark in Preston. It was rebuilt or built in the 1890s.This is a fine example of a Victorian Pub, it most probably as never changed inside since it was built.The tiled floors and also the small rooms with photos on the wall of Prestons old pubs most not standing today.The Black Horse is still a Robinsons pub and...more
This pub as bean renovated inside in recent years and is very popular.This is an Irish pup and John the landlord as owned a few very popular pubs in Preston in the past.The Guinness and beers are well looked after and they serve food in the lunch time.The Sun Hotel is another one off the old Victorian buildings and as been a hotel?pub for well over...more
Yates were famous for there wine lodges, but this Yates is a very large bar and very busy. it is right in the centre of the city on Church Street.Its proper name the Grey Horse was Addison's but could have belonged to Yates Wine Lodges.There famous drink was the red biddy a cheap wine.Very popular with the young drinkers But still a very old...more
Blackpool International Airport as grown over the last 10 years and is about 18 miles from Preston. There are some cheap flights by the budget airlines.You can fly to London Ireland and the Isle Of Man these are a few. Also there are some European city flights and there are also some charter flightsmore
Preston bus station is for the local Preston bus conecting people with most parts of the city blue buses.Fishwick buses travel to Leyland the are the green buses.Stagecoach connects to a lot of local towns and also there are services some places in the rest of the country.Preston bus station is located in Tithebarn Street Prestonmore
This is a pictures woods and you can walk through it but is on private land.
Haighton House is through the woods and you can carry on and walk to Grimsagh.
From Longsands Lane you go down Fernyhalgh Lane over the bridge and turn left.
If you go up the narrow lane in front of the bridge you come to Lady Well this is a catholic monastery.
Lady Well is an holy shrine dedicated to Our Lady the story about the well is that a sea captain was in some very bad seas and he prayed to Our Lady and when he arrived back in England he built this shrine.
They hold outdoor masses in summer.