Preston, in Lancashire, offers everything from outdoor adventures to arts and culture, scenic countryside and hands-on history exhibits to thrill the entire family on holiday. The Harris Museum & Art Gallery includes multimedia arts and crafts ranging from archaeological artifacts to decorative arts, textiles and fine art. Those who like to get back to nature will enjoy the walking and cycling path of Guild Wheel that takes you through Avenham and Miller Park along the River Ribble.

    The Ribble Stream Railway allows you to take a ride on a restored historic train, capture a scenic countryside and explore a hands-on museum. The Lancashire Infantry Museum offers a look at local military history. The National Football Museum looks at the history of this favorite sport, while the British Commercial Vehicle Museum offers a look at antique vehicles like buses, fire engines and other large trucks. A walk further back in history at Samlesbury Hall lets you experience a casual guesthouse in a 1300s manor house.

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      Preston, also known as The Gate, is a lovely city with plenty to see and do, including museums, outdoor adventures and historic train rides. Throughout the town, local history is on display with numerous museums and memorials dedicated to Preston's proud history. Alternately, you can relax in numerous parks and explore an expansive walking/biking trail around town. Don't forget...

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