From Port Isaak to Preston

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Having visited Port Isaac, it’s time to travel further. Plan your next stop in the town of Preston. What are things to do in Preston?

A little piece of information about this place

Preston is an English city, port and the administrative center of the county of Lancashire, allocated as a separate area with the status of a “city” (in 2002). The city is located on the Ribble River, not far from its confluence with the Irish Sea. Preston is home to 129.6 thousand people.

The city is divided into 22 districts, and from each of them there are representatives in the local council who are elected for three years. And the desire of each of them to make the area the most convenient, allowed Preston to become one of the most comfortable cities in England in the shortest possible time. Today, the status of a tourist center has been added to this.


Preston is home to the production of the British military aerospace corporation BAE Systems, as well as a representative office of the Westinghouse Electric Company, a company specializing in nuclear energy. One of the factories of Zebra Technologies is located in the city.

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Today, Preston is one of the top ten most popular shopping centers in England, thanks to large shopping centers, a market and a large number of boutiques. The city is also famous for its university – students in the city can be found everywhere.

What to see in Preston

Whether you’re in Preston for your entire vacation, for a week, or just passing by for just 1 day, pick out the best Preston things to do and places to visit. There is something to see here – for example, beautiful sights, you will find information about each place at the spot: from opening hours to a detailed description.


Preston is the center of many youth festivals. For example, the annual water festival, where you can see amazing parades of various ships, boat races and demonstration performances by marines. The festival ends with a traditional musical show and fireworks.

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Preston’s historical sights are widely known, among which the classic English settlement described in the book “The Last Judgment” of 1886 is the most popular. Check out the Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Preston Free Public Library. The historical building of the 19th century displays collections of works of art, porcelain, clothing, archaeological finds from the vicinity of Preston.