Preston, located in Lancashire, is the largest city in the county and has historically served as an important industrial and port city. Preston is one of the few cities that has managed to retain its old northern culture. In fact, a host of words form the old Lancashire dialect are still used today in Preston. Visitors to Preston will discover that there are many different sites to see in Preston, including the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, the Museum of Lancashire, the Queens Lancashire Regiment Museum, the British Commercial Vehicle Museum and of course, the National Football Museum.
Preston, affectionately dubbed the "Most Catholic City in England" is a small city that is steeped in history, hardly surprising given that the city has existed since the times of the Roman invasion of Britain. Out of all the cities in England Preston is quite easily the one that has changed the most radically with each new historical era as it has been the birthplace of the inventor of the spinning frame. It also has a significant football following and is home to one of the oldest football clubs in the whole of the UK.
In order to more effectively pay homage to the historical impact football has had on the city, the National Football Museum was constructed and houses each and every crowning moment ever achieved in the history of the sport. Whether you are an avid football fan or merely looking for a convenient way to kill an afternoon then the National Football Museum is defiantly worth a visit and best of all there is no admission price!
Preston pays homage to its Roman heritage with the remarkable Ribchester Roman Museum which is most defiantly worth a visit. The exhibitions include historical relics from the Neolithic age and beyond, as well as many relics from the Roman era as well. The museum itself was only founded in 1915, and remained a rather pitiful affair until in 2005 as a result of a fortunate windfall from the newly appointed European Commission meant that sufficient funds were available to expand the museum.