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Coming to Study in the UK? Here are Some Things to Do in Preston!

Fri 23 Dec 2016

As you begin researching study destinations in the UK, you will probably find that every location has good points and bad points. For instance, while there is always plenty to do in big cities, they can be overwhelming. On the other hand, small towns can seem more welcoming, but may not offer as many different entertainment options.

Located in Lancashire in North West England, Preston is a great choice for international students who want the best of both worlds. The city offers tons of different attractions, ranging from shopping and dining to outdoor activities, while still maintaining a friendly small-town atmosphere.

Read on to find out what Preston could have in store for you.

Enjoy Great Shopping in Preston City Centre

Preston is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Lancashire, with a number of great malls where students can find the latest designer fashions. The city has a number of markets and small independent shops too, with plenty of great restaurants, cafes, and pubs to help you relax after a hard day of shopping.

Try One of the Best Cycling Routes in the UK

The city of Preston is surrounded by a 21-mile walking and cycling route known as the Guild Wheel.  The scenic pathway will take you along the banks of the River Ribble and through Preston’s woodland areas, including the beautiful Avenham and Miller Park, which is just a mile from the University campus.

Preston is the Perfect Place to Check out a Football Game While You Study in the UK

Football is popular all over the world, and in the UK, millions of fans around the country regularly go to games to watch the action. If you were hoping to see a game for yourself whilst you study in the UK, Preston is the perfect place to do it.

The city is home to the legendary Preston North End Football Club, the first ever champions of the English Football League. The team’s small stadium in Deepdale has a great family atmosphere, and tickets are great value, usually costing less than £20.

Not only that, but other famous teams, such as Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool , are all located less than hour away, meaning you have plenty of options when deciding who to cheer for.   

Take the Time to Explore North West England While You Study in the UK

Not only is Preston a great city, it is also the perfect place to be if you’re interested in exploring some of the other cities in the North West. Liverpool and Manchester are just an hour away, and you can reach both Leeds and Sheffield in just over two hours. Each of these cities is known for its unique cultural attractions, night life, and history, so you will be sure to find plenty to do while you study to meet the entry requirements for UK universities.

The North West also has some of the best seaside resorts in the country, including Blackpool, where you will find great beaches, and hotels, as well as the famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach amusement park, home of Britain’s highest rollercoaster!

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