There’s a rich history to Preston, and it’s one we can all take pride in. We’re talking the heart of Lancashire, and not just geographically. It goes far deeper than that.
The Guild City has a unique charm, built over nearly 1,000 years of history. And it’s all tied in with the famous, Northern friendly welcome you expect.
From its intriguing history, fine architecture and fantastic parkland to a rich sporting heritage and bustling nightlife, we’re talking inspirational.
There’s plenty of civic pride too, and that’s hardly surprising when you take all that’s been achieved here over the centuries.
While there’s a more in-depth explanation to the origins of the ‘PP’ symbol on the city’s coat of arms, there’s good reason to feel justified in settling with a more modern interpretation of ‘Proud Preston’.
You could say we’re talking about a microcosm of a big city, because Preston has everything bigger cities have, but without the hassle that goes with it.
Preston’s got bags of character too, with a collective passion among the diverse communities that makes this city tick, one grounded in an eclectic mix of heritage, culture and tradition.
And we're not talking about a city dwelling on its past achievements, there are many contemporary developments to be proud of too, and creativity and positive thinking remain key.
And for an area that proved such an integral player in driving the Industrial Revolution, Preston remains at the forefront of UK business growth to this day with a thriving economy.
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