If you’re wondering what to do on your day off, then here are few suggestions that may help you plan your week ahead.
Scenic park located next to River Ribble. The park is a perfect place to escape from the hustle and the bustle from the city. Sit on the benches overlooking everything that is going on. Opposite side of Avenham park is the Japanese garden Belvedere. The Belvedere is a beautiful place with panoramic views.
Preston Markets are home to Livesey butchers, pickles of Preston, Redman’s for cooked meats and super veg for all your fruit and vegetables. There are so many other traders there are definitely worth checking out. The market was revamped in 2018, and its definitely become one of the places to visit.
If you want fast food in Preston, then you must visit the first KFC in Preston. The restaurant was opened in 1965 and was the first American fast food restaurant chain to open in the UK. It’s still in the original location.
Located in the central town centre the museum has many tours on throughout the month. So, make sure you book prior going as they have limited places available.
Preston Bus Station
It is believed to be the second largest in Europe and is now a grade II two listed building.
Preston North End
For you all football fans, this is a definitely worth a visit. This club was founded as a cricket club in 1863 and is definitely one of the gems of Preston. You have Moor Park across the road if you fancied a walk and coffee after your visit.
Preston Guild Wheel
For you all cyclists, walkers and joggers Preston Guild Wheel is a great place to cycle and to get views of Preston. You will share space with walkers, cyclists and joggers. The Preston Guild Wheel encircles the city of Preston, linking the city to the countryside. The challenging route can take up of an average 7 hours and 28 mins.
Brockholes Nature Reserve
Full of nature moments, you can take a walk along the River Ribble, explore the ancient woodland and the amble around the lakes. There is also a spectacular floating visitor village, which plays host to a lakeside café and a shop.
Beacon Fell Country Park
Get your walking boot on and have a lovely walk over the hills with a picnic. Views are breath taking and you may even catch some exotic birds flying around.