Small town with a big manufacturing history
The small town of Leyland, just south of Preston in the Lancastrian South Ribble district, was home for over a century to one of the biggest truck and bus businesses in the UK, Leyland Motors - and the areas still retains and celebrates its motor manufacturing past. Now, the town's truck industry has come together to create the Leyland Truck Trail, a fun interactive trail taking you around Leyland to 14 different trucks from history.
Family fun at Worden Park
Once home to 300-year-old Worden Hall, this magnificent park is now open for the public to enjoy. With historic woodlands and rolling meadows, it's the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon with the family. Visit the Georgian Walled Garden to see the original features as they were under the Farington family, ride the miniature railway, try your hand at crazy golf and get lost in the hedge maze in the Hall's grounds.
Learn about life in historic South Ribble
Housed in a Tudor-era grammar school, this quirky museum showcases fascinating exhibitions on life in South Ribble through the ages. Explore the displays on the history and archaeology of the area, and be sure to visit the art exhibit to see the best of local artists' work. Looking for accommodation in Leyland? Travelodge Preston Chorley Hotel is 10 minutes from Leyland, while Travelodge Preston Central Hotel is ideally placed in the heart of the city centre.