The 10 Best Things to do in Preston, England

May 22, 2022 Velvet Champine

Discover the best top things to do in Preston, United Kingdom including Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Lancashire Infantry Museum, Beer Brothers Brewery, Bowland Wild Boar Park, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Avenham and Miller Parks, Preston Guild Wheel, Beacon Fell Country Park, St Walburge's Church.
Restaurants in Preston

1. Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

Access Through Garden Centre 92 Chain House Lane Whitestake,, Preston PR4 4LB England +44 1772 323323 [email protected] http://www.turbarywoods.co.uk/
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5.0 based on 2,467 reviews

Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary

Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary is a pure volunteer based, non profit group of volunteers. The flying display give you the visitors, Children & Adults, the chance to participate in the flying display and have our birds land on your gloved hand as they fly to you for their food. We have a collection of over 80 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. All the birds are housed in large open fronted aviaries, sheltered in a woodland setting. We assist conservation and education of these beautiful Birds and we are involved with an average of 50 rescues each year.

Reviewed By Deborah047 - Blackpool, United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyed our day at Turbary Woods today. The sanctuary is right next to a garden centre which has a cafe, which also has toilets. The cafe was reasonably priced and the food was delicious. We were allowed to get really close to the birds and the staff were all friendly and informative and you can see that they are all passionate about the birds. We learnt lots and were encouraged to get involved with the bird display which was really entertaining and interesting, Will definitely visit again, thanks for a great afternoon. Family of four ticket was £18.00, adults £6, children £4 and oap's £4. I think the fees are reasonable as the upkeep of the place must be expensive.

2. Lancashire Infantry Museum

Watling Street Road, Preston PR2 8AA England +44 1772 260584 http://www.lancashireinfantrymuseum.org.uk/visitor-information/
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5.0 based on 60 reviews

Lancashire Infantry Museum

Reviewed By margaretwT8486LR

In December my partner and I went to Fulwood Barracks. Our objective was to gain more information about my partners two Grandfathers WW1 military records. The staff on duty were very helpful and were able to provide new and fascinating facts. One of the volunteers, Damian, then gave us an informative tour of the Barracks and told us more about the history of the many exhibits. A memorable day thank you.

3. Beer Brothers Brewery

Ranglet Rd Unit 335, Walton Summit Centre, Preston PR5 8AR England +44 7921 519129 [email protected] http://www.beerbrothers.co.uk
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5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beer Brothers Brewery

Beer Brothers Brewery is Preston's biggest "micro brewery", producing a wide range of excellent beers. We brew craft and real ales to our own unique recipes. The Brewery also benefits from having its own Taproom and bottle shop on site.

Reviewed By GSXRCarlos - Preston, United Kingdom

My fiance purchased the brewery tour as a Christmas present for myself and my father. We thoroughly enjoyed it and were there for about 2 hours. Sample beers were great and we bought more to take home. Phil and Dave are great guys and really knowedgable and easy to talk to.

4. Bowland Wild Boar Park

Preston PR3 2QT England +44 1995 61075 [email protected] http://www.wildboarpark.co.uk/
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4.5 based on 600 reviews

Bowland Wild Boar Park

Reviewed By JoeTripA - Preston, United Kingdom

We recently pitched up and stayed two nights at the Bowland wild boar park camp site. The place is lovely and surrounded by nature. The facilities available were great and included; clean and modern shower/toilet block, fire pits, seating, walking trails and camping pods that looked warm and cosy. Dave and Anona were such great hosts. They were friendly and welcoming and very easy to communicate with. They were very understanding and helpful when my girlfriends car had some troubles close to the entrance to the park which we couldn't have sorted out without their support. Will definitely return at some point in the future :)

Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP England +44 1772 258248 [email protected] http://www.harrismuseum.org.uk
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4.5 based on 407 reviews

Harris Museum and Art Gallery

A great day out for all the family, the Harris Museum Art Gallery & Library is a treasure trove of fantastic art and fascinating objects for all the family. Come and explore our remarkable collections of fine art, contemporary art, fashion, textiles, ceramics, glass and history, all housed in a stunning Grade I listed building in the heart of Preston ... and we're completely free to visit! We're open seven days a week throughout the year (closed Bank Holidays). Relax in our cafe in one of the most stunning surroundings in Preston and buy an unique gift or memento of your visit from our shop. There is also a Makerspace for visitors to book onto our shared art, craft and technology workshops. There is free wifi, disabled access and baby-changing facilities.

Reviewed By deereviewsstuff

My partner and I visited by chance when we were visiting Preston and were delighted with this interesting museum (and great little cafe). There is a well set-out display of historical objects and information surrounding Preston and Lancashire, which we were spent most of our time. Foucault's Pendulum is something that shouldn't be missed. There's a gift shop available if that's of interest, though as I feasted of knowledge (rather than stuff to buy) cannot comment on this in detail.

6. British Commercial Vehicle Museum

King Street Leyland, Preston PR25 2LE England +44 1772 451011 [email protected] http://www.britishcommercialvehiclemuseum.com
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

From the bygone days of horse drawn carriages through to the state of the art power trucks you will discover a visually rich array of buses, fire engines, delivery trucks and even a very unique lawnmower.

Reviewed By G5718BPjohne - Sutton, United Kingdom

Visited the British Commercial Museum and it was a fantastic collection of all types of transport from the past right up to the present , all imaculately preserved

7. Avenham and Miller Parks

South of City Centre, Preston England +44 1772 907737 [email protected]
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4.5 based on 708 reviews

Avenham and Miller Parks

Reviewed By U4927WDjeremyr

This former cotton town is striving to renew itself while retaining some of its grand past. Avenham Park and its approach through imposing Winckley Square and Ribblesdale Place is probably the best thing about Preston. It is certainly superior to a number of London parks. Elegantly landscaped alongside the river Ribble, with ponds, rockeries and a grand terrace and statues, the park caters marvellously for the family. It has a pleasant Pavillion cafe and a good Children's Play area as well as acres of well-tended green sward. And it is not very far from the shops, if it doesn't cure your addiction!

8. Preston Guild Wheel

Preston England http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/guildwheel
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4.5 based on 439 reviews

Preston Guild Wheel

Reviewed By gervaish2013 - Preston, United Kingdom

This is one of Lancashire's little gems and a really great cycle route. Whilst well established and much improved, it remains a really great cycle "tool". It is peppered with lots of interest, including nature reserves, pubs (some just off the route), cafes and parks. On show is some of the best and worst of Preston but a well labelled fun route. Suitable for almost any cyclist with some small, short hills (small dismount and push). Try it today.

9. Beacon Fell Country Park

Goosnargh, Preston PR3 2NL England +44 1995 640557 http://www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/beacon-fell-country-park-p1730
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4.5 based on 373 reviews

Beacon Fell Country Park

Reviewed By sophiec961 - Blackpool, United Kingdom

Been visiting this local, bucolic place since I was a child nearly fifty years ago. Just a great place to walk your dog with family. The visitor centre is great. The cafe sells the best bacon butties. The wood carvings along the trails are fantastic and changing. Sadly the tiger carving has been stolen. It can get muddy with the British weather but wear boots and wrap up and it is great all year round. Took my children here during dusk on Halloween years ago and they loved the 'creepy' tiger woods! It does get busy but if you love dogs and own a dog friendly pooch then you'll all love it.

10. St Walburge's Church

Weston Street, Preston PR2 2QE England +44 1772 739367 https://icksp.org.uk/preston/
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

St Walburge's Church

Reviewed By ebrayshaw1996 - Garstang, United Kingdom

Very nice church the spire is amazing and lovely view of Preston and amazing seats and friendly people

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