Preston is located in the north bank of the River Ribble. This city is the administrative centre of Lancashire. It is with the advent of the Industrial Revolution that the city became advanced. It became the centre of the cotton industries with a huge number of factories developing in the region. The city has become one of the principal areas where the military aircraft design is been made. The city also has a nuclear processing plant and spare parts distribution centre also.
Landmarks in this city are varied and are of much interest for the tourists who will be coming to this city. Grange valley, Hills and hollows, Ribble stream Railway, Boughton cottage museum, Miller park, Moor park, Ashton park, Fishwick nature reserve, Harris museum and art gallery are some of the places which will be of much interest for the tourists visiting this place. These places have a history of their own and will be a good for the tourists who want to know more about the history of the city of Preston.
University of Central Lancashire is the only university in the city. This is also known as the Lancashire Polytechnic. This is the sixth largest university in the country and has about thirty three thousand students. The city has a number of primary and secondary schools and also a number of important colleges in the city.
Preston is therefore a great place to visit and also offers good employment and educational opportunities for the people.