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Preston is located in the heart of the North West of England that is Not too far away from the magnificent sight of the Lake District, the romantic scenery of the seaside, and vibrant nightlife of the vast Northern cities. With a population of 140,000, it is as a medium-sized city which is large enough to house an of varied cultures, but cozy enough for you to feel at home. Because of this, more than 30,000 students select to experience university life here!
If there’s one thing folk from Preston know how to do; it’s open a good club. It has some of the best bars in the north-west. There’s also a varied range of clubs and pubs to keep you engaged till the late hours. If you’re going shopping, Preston offers both modern and traditional shopping experiences. Friargate Hill is connected with the University campus to the city centre with a mix of shops and cafes. Down the cobbled streets, you’ll find a selection of quirky boutiques and independent beauty salons around the charming Winckley Square. Preston provides students with the fortune of having the top of city-centre living, which offers fabulous suburbs for student living.
By locating in the city centre and University campus area, you’re can stumble from lecture to nightlife without a struggle. Luckily the city centre area is full of halls of residence for students to give the most of the live area. There’s always fun going on, with pubs and outstanding shopping centre, with two museums, a gallery, and a theatre, there should be something to please everyone.
On the River Ribble which is ten miles before it reaches the Irish Sea, Preston is a market town that granted city status in 2002. In the 14th century, Flemish weavers got settled in Preston, started a textile industry that would power the economy until the mid-20th century.
Sir Richard Arkwright, the man who discovered the spinning frame in the 1700s, was born here in Preston
As an establishing commercial centre in the 18th and 19th centuries, Preston was well furnished with best squares, cultivated parks, and institutions such as the Harris Museum. The Ribble Steam Railway has one of the best museums in the UK, and St Walburge’s Church has the highest spire of the parish church in England.
Preston’s art gallery and the museum is in a stunning Neoclassical hall inaugurated in 1893. The first thing you’ll notice as you enter is a Foucault Pendulum, showing the rotation of the earth and also a first working clock. The museum has the finest collections of textiles, natural history, costumes, ceramics, and other decorative art. Two of England’s most distinguished Victorian parks, the Avenham and Miller Parks are side-by-side which is flowing down to the Ribble to the south of Preston railway station. Miller Park is more authoritative, and showcase a rose garden, flowerbeds, and the very most exceptional Derby Walk, that is ornamented with urns and a balustraded staircase which conducts you to a fountain and bandstand.
Make sure to get down at the river, take a look around at the Victorian railway viaduct and the moorland on the opposite bank. There are a lot more places to discover in Preston.
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