Preston is the largest city in Lancashire county, England. It is situated on the north of River Ribble and features a temperate maritime climate. The weather ranges from short, warm summers to long, cold winters. If you prefer sightseeing on a sunny day, book a cheap hotel in Preston between June and August. The more cheap hotels you book, the more points you earn.
Traces of Roman settlement were found in Preston and the area surrounding it including the Roman road that leads to a military quarter in Walton-le-Dale. The Germanic tribe Angles named the city Preston which was derived from the Anglo-Saxon word which means “priest settlement” and from the Domesday Book that is entitled “Prestune”. Preston was officially named a market town in 1179.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Get that Octoberfest feel in Preston by attending the Preston Beer Festival which is held every month of March at St Walburge’s. The event showcases the finest selection of beers, ales, perries and ciders, and there would also be raffles and live music. Since you are already in that area, make sure to visit the magnificent St Walburge's Church which has the tallest church spire in England. Other must-see landmarks in Preston include the Town Hall, St John's Minster, Saint Wilfrid's Church, Fishergate Baptist Church and Harris Museum.
Preston is a walkable city and there are many public footpaths all over the area including the Guild Wheel which crosses over the docks. There is an extensive network of buses in Preston, but others prefer taxis since they are more comfortable.