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Victorian elegance at Preston Train Station

A grade II listed building with individuality charm and good facilities, Preston Train Station opened in 1838 when Queen Victoria also celebrated her Coronation at Westminster Abbey.

Since its formation, the station has developed into a major link to many cities and towns across the country, and with nine platforms, it is one of the busiest stations in the UK today.

A question of sport

Preston is a town known for its sports and sporting activities, such as its mountaineering clubs, speedway racing and probably the most popular - football.

Preston North End FC are the first ever team to get crowned English Football Champions - the league that pre-dated the Premier League. Despite not having won anything since 1938, Prestonians are still very proud and passionate about the city's contribution to football.

The famous Freddie Flintoff is also from Preston. Real name Andrew, the sports star and MBE was part of the cricket team who won the Ashes in 2005 against Australia.

Roman ruins in Lancashire

Preston has links to Roman times and its museums and tours pay homage to the past. There's also the charming Turbary Woods, where you can see birds of prey in a sanctuary and admire the flying displays - from the speedy falcon to the wise owl.

Looking for cheap accommodation Near Preston train station, Travelodge Preston Central Hotel is just a few minutes' drive or Travelodge Preston Chorley Hotel is only six miles away.