Avenham and Miller Parks • Preston Guild City
Skip to content Accessibility Options Page Home Page Skip to Main navigation Site Map Search Skip to Base of page Contact us

Preston Guild City

Avenham and Miller Parks

Path by river at Avenham and Miller Park, Preston

Take a stroll in one of the finest examples of Victorian parkland in the North West

Avenham and Miller Parks offer both residents and visitors a beautiful green outdoor space in a tranquil setting on the banks of the River Ribble. Situated on the doorstep of the city centre, a short walk from the main business and shopping areas, and less than 10 minutes from Preston's rail and bus stations, it is easily accessible for those visiting the city centre.

Despite being so close to the heart of Preston City Centre, it is somehow far removed from it. The natural amphitheatre in Avenham Park offers a perfect spot to picnic and watch the world go by, overlooking the Avenham Pavilion and the Japanese Rock Garden.

Miller Park, more formal in appearance, is full of historic points of interest. Just some of these points include Derby Walk, an Italianate Terrace, a listed fountain, and the Derby Memorial Statue; commemorating past Preston MP and Prime Minister, Edward Smith-Stanley, the 14th Earl of Derby.

Avenham and Miller Parks are easily accessible by foot, car and bike; with two national cycle routes and the Guild Wheel passing through them. Furthermore, the Ribble Way national trail also follows the course of the river next to the parks.

For  more information see Preston City Council - Avenham and Miller Parks.

Award winning Grade II listed parkland

Having retained their coveted Green Flag Award status since 2008, the parks are also Grade II* listed with some of their historic structures including the Belvedere and Swiss Chalet, emphasising Avenham and Miller as among the finest public Victorian English Heritage parkland in Lancashire and the country.

Avenham and Miller Parks have also earned a Certificate of Excellence Award 2016 from Trip Advisor.


Pavilion Café

The Pavilion café is the perfect place to take a few moments out in between exploring the beautiful park space.

With a quality selection of food and drink,  plus free WIFI, you can relax and enjoy a coffee or quick bite to eat whilst staying connected.

For more information around the Pavilion Café, including opening times and menus, see Preston City Council - The Pavilion Café.

Family - friendly activities and events

There are a number of park activities and events that take place regularly in the parks throughout the year including the traditional Egg Rolling at Easter, outdoor theatre and vintage fairs.

Details of what's on and when can be found on our What's On Calendar.

Tie the knot in truly unique style

This well loved green space also holds a marriage license, making it an idyllic setting to say 'I do'. With three romantic venues to choose from, and the fully licensed Pavilion to cater for the reception, Avenham and Miller Parks provide an apt location for those after a truly romantic fairy tale wedding.

More details can be found by visiting Preston City Council - Weddings at Avenham and Miller Park.

Follow on social media

Map address for Avenham and Miller Parks

Avenham and Miller Parks, South Meadow Ln, Preston, Lancashire PR1 8JT.