Preston: This Small Place Is Worth Big Hearts


Preston is a small yet beautiful place to visit in the northern part of the UK. It has Root River flowing throughout the town. We stayed at Ye Horns Inn, which cost us around $96. They also had a microbrewery and a pub.

Places to visit

We started our visit with Eagle Bluff Environmental learning center. We had a pre-booked ski trail with them. Then we visited the National Trout Centre. We went to Harris Museum. We loved the works of John Giblin the most of all displays. While strolling in the town center, we headed to the Lancashire Infantry Museum.

As it was December, we were able to go to the Ribble steam railway. They also had a cafe on the premises. The entry price inclusive of unlimited train ride cost just $7 per adult and $4.5 for kids. The kids were served juice and biscuits while the rides, we were offered complimentary goodies, mince pies, and sherry.

We took a walking tour watching the historic buildings. We were marveling at the architecture of Historic Preston School Building, Historic Elevator, Preston Carnegie library, and 200 St. Paul. We had an evening stroll along the River Ribble. We visited the Church of St. Walburga. Haslam Park is a basic but lovely park.

We loved the sandwiches and salad at Pavillion cafe. Though you may come across it is as overpriced. Do try the freshly grilled food and Mediterranean cuisine in Jaffa. The Mystery Tea House serves a huge range of teas.

Our kids loved the planetarium show at the Space center and escape game at the Laser Quest Preston.

We had a bike sharing ride too, along Avenham and Miller Park. We did hiking at Preston Guild Wheel. The section from the Brockholes of the docks is amazing. You can also run, walk or do cycling there. Moor Park is a must visit.