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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 Fascinating History of Market Square in Preston

Preston's historic Old Post Office in Birley Street is set to be transformed into a luxury hotel, dedicated to the legendary Bill Shankly. The Grade-II listed building overlooks Market Square, best known today as the Flag Market. The picturesque square is an integral piece of Preston’s history and we couldn’t be more excited to play our part in the story....

How the Plug Plot Riots Impacted Preston

The Preston Strike and Lune Street Riot fall under the era of the 'Plug Plot Riots' or 1842 General Strike. Promoted by depression between 1841-2, this time of resistance was heavily influenced by the Chartist movement. The Plug Plot Riots On the 4th May in 1842, Parliament were presented with a Chartist petition signed by 3,250,000 people. The petition covered...