Located in the stunning county of Lancashire and nestled on the north bank of the River Ribble, Preston is a city simply bursting with cultural attractions. It has a rich history, appearing in the Domesday Book and a boomtown during the Industrial Revolution. While the city has many incredible modern aspects, this fascinating past is not forgotten. You can explore everything from archaeology and decorative arts at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery to the area’s military history at the Lancashire Infantry Museum; you can even take a ride back in time at the Ribble Steam Railway.
Nature lovers will also be well-catered for thanks to Preston’s diverse green spaces. Follow the Guild Wheel public footpath and cycle route to travel through the lavish Avenham and Miller Park, complete a natural amphitheatre and Japanese water garden. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere at the Brockholes wild nature reserve.
As well as being easy on the eye, Preston also boasts plenty of opportunities. Previously named the best city in the north-east by the Good Growth for Cities Index thanks to its economic success and residents’ well-being, the area benefits from affordable housing, great transport links and a convenient location. With plenty of bus, rail and road links, the city is just a two-hour journey from London, while also being an hour away from both Manchester and the Lake District.
A real gem of the north of England, Preston offers plenty in the way of opportunities, attractions, green spaces and quality of life, while opening up its residents to the rest of the country and beyond.
The prospect of owning your own home may seem out of reach, especially if you’re a first time buyer. With Shared Ownership homes in Preston though, that vital first step onto the property ladder can be made all the easier. Help to Buy homes in Preston can also allow potential purchasers to discover their dream home in a location they love.
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