Englands newest city in the North West.
Notably, Butch Cassidy's parents lived in Preston but emigrated later on to avoid torment over their Mormon religion.
Two members of ex-band Liberty X went to college in Leyland, which is near Preston, "Wallace and Gromit" animater Nick Park, and famous cricketer Andrew Flintoff also originate from Preston.
Preston is bordered by the River Ribble and contains six parks, three different bus services, a dock, and a major railway station, as well as six museums and three popular shopping centres- The Mall, Miller Arcade, and Fishergate Centre.
The first KFC in the UK was opened in Fishergate, which is in central preston.
Preston is also home to UCLan, which is the sixth biggest university in the country. The university has over 33,000 students. There are five more universities in Preston. Royal Preston Hospital also teaches medical students, a proportion of them from Manchester.
Preston also has eight high schools, 9 radio stations, and has it's own newspaper based in Fulwood- The Lancashire Evening Post.
The city also has a considerably famous football team - P.N.E FC (Preston North End), and is also home to the National Football Museum, situated at Deepdale.
Sir Tom Finney, a famous football player who played for PNE and England is also from Preston, and has a road named after him.
One of the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, once owned a property on Cheapside and Friargate in the city.
Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2D2 in the Star Wars movies lives in Preston.
Preston is a modern, entertaining place to go as it contains a lot of history, and a lot of shops, as well as coffee bars, clubs, pubs and parks.
Preston is a city in the North-West of England.