Preston

Preston

Preston is a city in Lancashire, northern England. Collections at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery include fine and decorative arts, and archaeology. The Guild Wheel walking and cycling path runs through Avenham and Miller Parks, beside the River Ribble. To the west, Ribble Steam Railway offers rides on restored trains and a hands-on museum. Northeast, the Lancashire Infantry Museum explores local military history.

Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England. On the north bank of the River Ribble, it is an urban settlement and unparished area that together with surrounding rural civil parishes forms the City of Preston local government district of Lancashire. The district obtained city status in 2002, becoming England's 50th city in the 50th year of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.