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Preston’s Most Impressive Listed Buildings

Preston is home to a staggering 770 individual listed buildings, ranging from controversial Brutalist architectural constructions to classic Gothic revival churches, this city is full of history. With a huge selection of historic buildings and architecture on offer, we're not surprised this city is fast becoming a top tourist destination. Over the past few years there has been an ever growing...

Where to Spend Gorgeous Days Out in Preston

Preston is a city bursting at the seams with scenic and historic places to visit; you just need some help to find them. With this in mind, we'd love to share our guide to the most picture perfect days out in Preston to enjoy during your stay. Delightful Days Out in Preston's Parks Preston has some superb parks on its boarders...

The History of Preston Bus Station

Whether you love it or loathe it – Preston Bus Station is undoubtedly an iconic landmark. The bus station was designed by two members of the Building Design Firm - which was founded by Prestionian architect George Grenfell Baines - Charles Wilson and Keith Ingham. Work on the building began taking shape in 1968 and was efficiently completed in 1969....

Preston Town Hall History: From Gothic Riches to Fiery Ruin

Preston town hall is a piece of iconic architecture that holds a place dear in the hearts of many a Preston resident. Opened after the cotton famine, the project, along with the creation of public parks served as a beacon of promise and hope to the residents of the great town. Here we will take a look back at why...

A Timeline of the Most Notable Moments in Preston History

Let's take a look at the most notable moments in Preston History as the restoration of the Old Post Office is underway to form Preston's newest hotel; The Shankly Hotel - Preston. Starting out life small, Preston was established early on as an important market town. Influential writers of the time honoured Preston in words and shaped the market town...