Inspiration Wednesday – Preston

PrestonThis week’s #InspirationWednesday is Preston, Lancashire. Sat alongside the River Ribble, Preston only received city status in 2002, but its history dates back a lot further – with lots of elements of Roman architecture to see.

Set affront a backdrop of mountains, Preston is a buzzing but beautiful city. With the docks and marina, a busy shopping hub and many place to eat and drink, this is a great place to explore. As a busy university city (the main campus of University Central Lancashire is here) the nightlife on offer is extensive too.

With mill industry and status as a market town a large past-time here, Preston has kept elements of its heritage, whilst updating the amenities on offer, making it an attractive city in which to live. There are a variety of museums, theatres and, of course, Preston North End FC on offer to take advantage of if you live here but if you fancy something a little different you’re within close proximity to Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool – and you can be in Blackpool in less than an hour for the illuminations!

5 facts about Preston

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid originated from the city!
  • Cricketer Andrew Flintoff is from Preston.
  • The city boasts more than 160 miles of footpaths and bridleways.
  • Preston is where trams were first made – including the iconic ones at Blackpool!
  • The first ever KFC opened in Preston.
  • 3 properties in Preston

    This two bedroom flat in Preston is in immaculate condition. Sat in a lovely location and close to amenities, it wins top marks for practicality and the open plan layout and light décor only give it more brownie points in our eyes!


    This three bedroom semi-detached house is a lovely home in a sought-after area. Within walking distance of the local primary school and with a large kitchen and garden space, this would be a perfect family home.


    This gorgeous detached home has four bedrooms, a study and two reception rooms – that’s more than enough room thank you! Sat in a quiet village location, close to amenities, eateries and schools, this home is a bargain for its charm, character and the standard of décor throughout. We’ll get packing then…


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