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About Preston

Visit Preston and discover a great selection of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, and more! The city is full of rich history and is most famous for the Guild celebrations, which take place every twenty years. The city is home to museums, theatres, galleries, and more, detailing the significance of the city throughout history, right up to the present day.

The city centre contains a wide variety of branded and independent shops, with some of the best variety in the area, as well as housing two separate shopping centres, Fishergate Shopping Centre and St George's Shopping Centre. Close by to the city centre, there is also Deepdale Retail Park, which has a number of larger stores as well as a selection of cafes and restaurants, and Preston Marina, which has a small selection of shops, takeaways, a pub, and even a cinema, all located alongside the beautiful waterway.​

Preston has no shortage of bars and pubs, with plenty of places to go to watch the latest sporting events alongside a cold drink. The local football team is Preston North End, located at Deepdale, which is one of the oldest football grounds in the UK, with the club being one of the founding members of the Football League, adding to the city's rich history.​

Some of the annual events that take place in Preston are the Caribbean Carnival, which takes place in the summer, and Preston Pride, which takes place shortly, having begun in 2012. There are two markets in Preston, the indoor market, and the outdoor market. The indoor market is open every week, whilst the outdoor market is open the same weeks with the Flea Market taking place.

Preston's train station is a major station for the North West, with trains going to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, London, and Birmingham, as well as more local areas, such as Blackpool, Lytham St Annes, Poulton-le-Fylde, and Leyland. There's also an extensive bus service, which provides access to many of the surrounding areas.​

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