Preston tourist and travel information

Preston tourist and travel information

Preston Travel Information

Travel Information Preston is easy to reach by all forms of transport.


bus and coach travel

Coaches Preston - Travel by coach - If you'd like to speak to someone about your journey you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. Preston has two Park & Ride routes serving Preston - Preston Portway (near Preston Docks) and Walton-le-Dale. Preston Bus Limited, 221 Deepdale Road, Preston, PR1 6NY. Tel: 01772 821199.

M6 Motorway

Roads Preston - Travel by road - Preston is about 3 miles west of Junction 31 of the M6 Motorway. The M6 Motorway travels north - south and connects to the M1 at Rugby then on to Carlisle. The M6 Toll is north of Walsall and Sutton Coldfield and bypasses the M6 the areas around Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Preston is about 90 miles from Carlisle and 140 miles from Rugby.

M6 Motorway

M 55 Motorway

Roads Preston - Travel by road - Preston is about 3 miles south of Junction 1 of the M 55 Motorway. The M 55 Motorway links the M6 (Preston) to Blackpool. Preston is about 18 miles from Blackpool.

M 55 Motorway

M 61 Motorway

Roads Preston - Travel by road - Preston is about 3 miles north of Junction 9 of the M 61 Motorway. The M 61 Motorway links Preston to Manchester. Preston is about 35 miles from Manchester.

M 61 Motorway

M 65 Motorway

Roads Preston - Travel by road - Preston is about 3 miles north of Junction 1 of the M 65 Motorway. The M 65 Motorway takes traffic from Preston to Colne (north of Burnley). Preston is about 27 miles from Colne.

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Travel by train

Rail Preston - Travel by train - Preston Station, Platform 3/4 Fishersgate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8AP. CCTV. Ticket office. Waiting room. Refreshment facilities. Pay phone. Shops. Toilets. Wheelchair accessible toilets. Whole station step free access. Wheelchairs available. Taxi rank. On the west coast line between London and Glasgow.

Virgin Trains. Main Regions: Virgin West Coast provides services from London Euston to the West Midlands, the North West and Scotland. Tel: 0870 789 1234.


Airport Blackpool International Airport, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, FY4 2QY. Tel: 08700 273 777. Relax in our open plan Departure Lounge with seating for up to 600 passengers, tax and duty free shopping, restaurant and bar. The airport is located at the end of the M55 which links up with the M6, and onwards to the M61, M65. The airport is just minutes from Blackpool town centre. Blackpool airport is about 14 miles from Preston.


Preston Tourist Information


Sport Preston - Sport - Preston Golf Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 4DD. Tel: 01772700011.



Sport Preston - Sport - Deepdale is home of Preston North End, one of the founding clubs of the original Football League in 1885. Preston North End FC, Deepdale, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, PR1 6RU. Tel 0870 4421966. Ten Pin Bowling. Preston Megabowl, Capitol Centre, Walton-Le-Dale, Preston, PR5 4AN. Tel: 0871 550 1010.

Preston North End FC


Stores Preston - Shopping - Preston provides excellent shopping facilities with St George's Shopping Centre, the Fishergate Centre with stores including Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and British Home Stores. Other stores include FCUK, WH Smith, Boots, and more. Preston also has numerous independent shops including gift shops, jewellers on the characterful side streets. Preston Open Market is held four days a week - Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat. The Indoor Market Hall is open Monday to Saturday. Marks & Spencer, 118 Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2AH. Tel: 01772 555656. British Home Store Preston - 20-23 Fishergate, Lancashire, PR1 3PX. Tel: 0845 8410252.

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Entertainment Preston - Entertainment and attractions - Preston's skyline is dominated by the 95 metre high spire of St. Walburges Church Built in 1854 and designed by the famous Victorian architect, Joseph Hanson, the church is now a Grade 1 listed building. Attractions include Hoghton Tower, a 16th Century fortified tower, the Parish Church, the Museum of Lancashire and Samlesbury Hall. Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 OUP. Tel: 01254 812010. Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. About 4 miles east of Preston. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Nr. Preston PR5 0SH. Tel: 01254 852 986. About 3 miles southeast of Preston.


Other information Preston - Other information - The Museum of Lancashire, Stanley Street, Preston PR1 4YP. Tel: 01772 534075. Location: In the centre of Preston.




Preston hotels


For hotels in other areas near to Preston see Blackpool hotels & Leyland hotels. For self catering in other areas nearby see self catering accommodation in Blackpool self catering accommodation in Poulton-Le-Fylde.

Lancashire Map and Attractions

Preston is 222 miles from London. It is 51 miles from Carnforth to Ormskirk and 49 miles from Blackpool to Colne.

Ferries Ferries indicated are Fleetwood and Heysham.

Airports Airport indicated is Blackpool.

RoadsPreston is about 3 miles west of Junction 31 of the M6 Motorway.

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Attractions Attractions (see details below)

Rail Stations Rail Stations (Not all stations shown). There is a station in Preston.

Local Attractions
Attraction 1 - Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows WA12 0HQ. Tel: 01942 402624.
Attraction 2 - Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan, WN3 4EU. Tel: 01942 323666.
Attraction 3 - Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. Tel: 0870 444 5566.
Attraction 4 - Whalley Abbey, The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9SS - Tel: 01254 828400.
Attraction 5 - Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Burscough, Ormskirk. Tel: 01704 89518.
Attraction 6 - Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 OUP. Tel: 01254 812010

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