Attractions to explore nearby Cuerden Valley Park
Cuerden Valley Park gives access to a large area of natural countryside lying alongside the River Lostock where car parks and picnic areas have been provided along with a 10-mile network of footpaths, cycle path and bridleways, and a fishing lake/reservoir. One of the iconic locations and is famous among tourists.
The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell .It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom.This Museum charts British commercial vehicle history since the 1800’s. The museum is housed in the original inspection building of Leyland Motors and has a traditional Northern Light Roof.
Worden Park is a hidden gem, situated on the edge of Leyland it could be described as a Country Park in the town. It offers more than 60 hectares of meadows, woodlands and playing fields, Worden Park also includes a range of attractions in its historic grounds. There is woodland in the park, most of which runs along Shaw Brook, a tributary of the River Lostock.
One of the most beautiful houses in Lancashire. It is now a museum and art gallery. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. Astley Hall today contains Tudor, Stuart, and Georgian architecture that reflects the times and building tastes of the three families that owned it throughout most of its history.
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.
Hoghton Tower is an Elizabethan-era mansion house that has subsequently been extensively modified. The Grade I listed building was originally built in 1109 and was the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family. It makes the perfect day out for all kinds of visitors, with so many things to see, do, and admire. The tower is also home to the Vaio Tea Room, the perfect place to relax with a hot drink and a treat after exploring the grounds and gardens.
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.
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.
Brockholes is Lancashire Wildlife Trust's flagship nature reserve, a former quarry that has been transformed into a haven for birds, insects, mammals, plants and amphibians. The reserve is aimed less at dedicated bird-watchers and nature lovers than the general public of the big cities. it offers a wide range of events throughout the year and over 250 acres of trails and hides.
Anglezarke Reservoir is the largest of the reservoirs in Lancashire lake district. nestling on the edge of the West Pennine moors. Anglezarke has an area in excess of 190 acres and supplies Wigan with its drinking water. Its surrounding is so beautiful and it attracts a lot of tourists here.
Yarrow Valley Country Park covers over 300 hectares and is located between Chorley and Coppull created on land previously used for bleaching, dyeing, calico printing and mining, Yarrow Valley Country Park is of local historical importance. It contains much woodland and includes nature reserves, best known being Birkacre and Duxbury Woods. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some nice time here.
This is the "largest Regimental archive and the premier centre for military historical research in the North of England and it has the largest regimental military heritage collection in the North of England, and possibly the whole country with over 60,000 items catalogued. This Museum provides a most unusual museum experience that covers over 300 years of our history with the prime appeal being to those who served or have family members who served in the present or ancestor Regiments.
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.
Great Hill is a hill in Lancashire, England, on Anglezarke Moor, between the towns of Chorley and Darwen. It is part of the West Pennine Moors and lies approximately 3 miles north of Winter Hill, which is the highest point in the area at 456 m. The summit at 381 m is only slightly higher than the surrounding moorland, but provides excellent views in all directions particularly to the north and west.
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.
Samlesbury Hall is a historic house in Samlesbury, Lancashire, England, six miles east of Preston. It was built in 1325 by Gilbert de Southworth, and was the primary home of the Southworth family until the early 17th century. The Hall has history from every age. With the turbulent tales of its Catholic families, witches, and the haunting of Lady Dorothy, a captivating insight into life from the early 14th to the 21st century is all waiting to be discovered.