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, which 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 is still Europe’s largest inland dock with plenty of facilities and things to do around the surrounding waterside areas including:
- Preston Marina
- Retail Park
- Guild Wheel Cycle Path
- Ribble Steam Railway Museum
- Events Throughout the Year
Discover what Preston Docks has to offer for yourself by walking and taking in the Marina and variety of backdrops as well as an insight into the history. With plenty of places to visit and an ample choice of eateries, the docks makes a great day out for kids and adults of all ages.
Map address for Preston Riversway Docks
Preston Riversway Docks, Navigation Way Ashton on Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YP.