Ribble Steam Railway and Museum
Chain Caul Rd, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 2PD, UK
About Ribble Steam Railway and Museum
The Ribble Steam Railway is a standard gauge preserved railway in Lancashire, in the United Kingdom. It was opened to the public on 17 September 2005, running along Preston Docks. The railway began by housing much of the collection from the previously closed Southport Railway Museum, which was based in the old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway engine shed at Southport.
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Haslam Park is a particularly good example of a fine Victorian influenced town park, with many of the original features still in place. With more than 100 years of history, the Edwardian park in Preston still retains some of its stunning original features including its beautiful wrought iron entrance gates. There are plenty of modern features at the Grade II listed park that all ages can enjoy including a playground, picnic area and sports areas.
Avenham and Miller Park is a public park under the management of Preston City Council. It was designed and built in the 1860s and has matured over the last 140 years into one of the most attractive parks in the region. As an English Heritage Grade II* listed park, it features a number of historical structures including a sundial, a grotto and a fountain.
A beautiful park which was created in the 1860s, during the Cotton Famine. The parks are connected by paths, alongside the River Ribble and underneath an ornate railway bridge. It was created in a natural wooded amphitheater on the north bank of the River Ribble. There is a Japanese Rock Garden. It is less formal than the nearby Miller park.
The Preston Cenotaph stands in Market Square, Preston, Lancashire, England, and is a monument to soldiers from Preston who perished in World War I and II. It was designed by famous English architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed Britain's iconic red telephone box. The memorial is now one of the most impressive free-standing war memorials in the country. With its scale and sophistication, the Cenotaph is a true architectural gem.
A busy traditional coastal market offering a great shopping experience. This Market has over 150 indoor and outdoor stalls. It was built in 1875.
A majestic art gallery and museum located in Preston, Lancashire. It has a remarkable collections of fine art, costume and textiles, ceramics and glass, and history are all housed in a stunning Grade I listed building. It also has the largest collection of scent bottles in the UK, along with glass, ceramics, textiles and exhibits relating to Preston's history.
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Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.