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!


    1


    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.


    2


    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…


    3


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