While away the hours with a walk along Preston's historic waterfront...
Preston Riversway Docks was opened in 1892 by Queen Victoria’s second son, Prince Albert.
The 40 acre dock basin of sheltered deep water had good rail and road connections and pioneered roll-on roll-off ferry transportation, with cotton and wood pulp being the most important cargoes. In its 125-year history, the dockland was only profitable for 17 years. This was one of the factors that led to the decision to redevelop in 1979, with trade officially ceasing in October 1981.
Plenty to do at Preston Docks
Preston Docklands was once Europe’s largest inland dock. Not only does it make a peaceful stroll and day out, there are also plenty of facilities and things to do around the surrounding waterside, including:
- Preston Marina
- Retail Park
- Guild Wheel Cycle Path
- Ribble Steam Railway Museum
- Events Throughout the Year
Discover what Preston Dock has to offer for yourself by walking and taking in the Marina, its variety of backdrops and rich history. With plenty of places to visit and an ample choice of eateries, the docks make a great day out for visitors of all ages.
Preston Docks also have a great selection of things to do for dog owners. To find out where you can explore with your dog see Itinerary - Dog Friendly Preston.
Map address for Preston Riversway Docks
Preston Riversway Docks, Navigation Way, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YP.