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  • Jordan McLaughlin
    1 contribution
    Had a fantastic afternoon at Turbary Woods, Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary. It was so good to be able to see such amazing birds up close. Wonder opportunity for photographers like myself to get some amazing shots!!

    Lots of photos of these amazing birds!

    @jtmclaughlin_photography on Instagram if you want to see more photos from this amazing place.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Jade
    Preston, UK18 contributions
    This is just my favourite place to go to on walks. There are so many different accessible routes that you can get to and from the park and go and explores areas around the city! Definitely walking down to the end of penwortham and then back to London Bridge and doing that 6 mile circular train along the river bank sides is a top favourite and then also walking to and from Lostock Hall on public footpaths!
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Jade
    Preston, UK18 contributions
    Lockdown idea was to go and walk the guild wheel to pass the day! To be honest it has made me realise of how many nice little walking routes there are dotted around the area of Preston. BUT my my, it will kill your feet! Next time I will definitely bike it and turn it into a pub crawl!
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • crttom
    Lancaster, UK25 contributions
    Really enjoy visiting with our children. It’s nice to have a walk around and play on the play area. No objection to paying the £5 fee for parking.

    The food in the cafe is expensive, and not very nice. The chips were good, but all the other food was poor. The bread was all stale. Improvements needed! Will bring our own food next time.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Arthur C
    Preston, UK125 contributions
    The Harris is a multi-purpose arts, library, archive, gallery, museum, tourist information and museum centre, and probably the most famous, recognisable of Preston City centre landmarks. How your visit goes depends what you are there for. The IT centre is currently restricting computer users to 45 minutes online time, for which we need to pre-book. It used to be a drop in at will and use the computers (library members only) for up to two hours. Hopefully this will be restored post covid. The main lending library itself is excellent, while the upstairs(there is a rickety lift) archive and history library has greatly reduced its stock in recent years. The museum and art galleries are tremendous, with many changing exhibitions. There are fixed exhibits too, most famously Horace (named in a competition by children), a huge skeleton of a prehistoric elk, complete with the human-launched arrow that brought it down. Sometimes the library can get rowdy when people loudly yelling into mobile phones are left unchallenged. Some security staff can be a bit of a jobsworth. One started giving me a guided tour of the gallery even though I was happy to look round at my own time and pace. There have been cases of people pulled up in the nearby Flag Market Square and asked if they were the ones being a nuisance on previous visits to the museum, even though they are not in the museum or heading there and were not anywhere near it on the days the supposed nusancings occurred (why not challenge disruption when it happens rather than some random later time and place? Overall, an invaluable resource for the people of Preston and to visitors to our fince city too.
    Written 26 August 2021
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  • churchill47
    scotland95 contributions
    We visited here over the Easter weekend and had a very enjoyable hour. It's extremely easy to get to, literally just a minute from the M6 motorway. It doesn't take terribly long to look round but it is very interesting. The only thing that spoiled it for us was when we were just about to try the truck driving simulator and another visitor rudely pushed us out the way and lifted his child in. They hogged the simulator for the rest of our visit which is just rude and slightly spoiled things.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • Nav
    Preston, UK84 contributions
    I stopped here for a coffee while driving past and I have to say that the latte was really nice. The only downside was the fact that they don’t do syrups and I did quite fancy a vanilla latte. Overall though it was enjoyable. I would definitely visit again for the gelato as I didn’t get the opportunity to try them.
    Written 24 June 2021
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK18,888 contributions
    My first visit and enjoyed walking in the park. I parked near the visitor centre costing 1.50 for 2 hours. I then walked down the hill near the river Calder and up to the lake. Plenty picnic tables and like myself lots of dog walkers. Saw Cuerden Hall from the paths.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • Gill M
    Manchester, UK3 contributions
    Fantastic place to take children for a day out. The staff in the education centre who were with the reptiles and snake are absolutely amazing. They were friendly, knowledgeable and patient with the children. When the coffee machine only dispensed half a cup of black coffee instead of latte, the lady took my cup to the cafe and appeared back quickly with a latte. The young girl who was doing the chick handling was lovely and she clearly cared about all the animals.

    The tractor ride was an additional £2 per person and the barrel ride was an additional £3. My grandchildren loved the rides.

    A great day out for children with a park (swings, slides etc)for all ages. The zip wire is always very popular. It is local to us so we bought season passes @ £40 each for adults and the same for children. The entrance price is usually £9 per person (for adults and kids) so we will get very good value from them.I have dropped a star rating because of the price of the food. £5 for a child's lunch box, £5 for a child's sausage and chips and £3+ for a coffee from a machine is just too expensive. I know prices have increased lately but I expect to pay £3 or less from a coffee shop, not from a machine that only gives mediocre coffee in a fairly small cup. Likewise with the cost of food for the children. £5 for a lunch box of cold food containing a small sandwich (plus a small drink, a packet of pom bears and a bag of raisins) is too much. The hot food is OK but nothing special At £3- £4 for the lunch box and £2-2.50 for the coffee, I would buy whenever we visited but with the current pricing it is too much for too little. I won't be buying from the cafe again and instead will opt to bring our own.
    For anybody that does visit there is a coffee machine we discovered in the education centre where the latte was only £1.80.

    We didn't get ice cream on this visit but from past experience, the ice creams are fantastic. Not cheap, but they are good with a wide range of flavours.

    Overall, the staff are a fantastic asset to the park but the cost of drinks and food and the bog standard quality let it down. The staff very obviously have a passion for caring for the animals and are very customer focused. The care they give to the animals is very evident.

    They are clearly trying to expand and further develop the park so that is good to see
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • chris s
    Blackpool, UK15 contributions
    Great visit to Beacon Fell - even if it was a litle blustery. Great to get out with the dogs and get some fresh air. The paths are very well maintained. Lovely scenery.
    Written 20 February 2022
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  • George P
    Glyfada, Greece114 contributions
    It's good. It's functional. Trains arrive on time. Staff is kind. It's a train station, don't expect too much.
    Written 9 October 2021
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  • Pendragon
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK179 contributions
    We visited here whilst 'passing through' the area. It was an interesting place with quite a few interesting items. We had two little ones with us (2 and 5), our eldest did enjoy quite a few things, particularly the console that allowed you to explore the Roman Villa. As it was a school day when we visited it was fairly quiet. It was all ground floor. There were some outdoor ruins to look at nearby. They were a short walk, but you were there within a minute or two.
    Written 4 October 2021
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  • Linda W
    11 contributions
    Turned up at the museum unsure what to expect. We were greeted by Damien who said he could guide us around or we could just wander, we opted for Damien as a guide, what followed was an amazing two and a half hours as he showed us selected interesting pieces from the museums vast collect. The breath and depth if his knowledge was astounding. He certainly made the visit a delight for us. If you want to understand a regiment from the early 1800s to present day I recommend you go.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Aileenmah
    Beaconsfield, UK125 contributions
    St Walburge’s is a huge and extremely impressive Catholic Church that is a Preston landmark. The statues along both roof edges are interesting and I would have loved some more information on them. The church building is in a very bad state and needs a lot of work so please donate as much as you can when you go. I went to the traditional Latin mass which was the 6.30 pm Sunday service.
    Written 16 May 2021
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  • Karen B
    4 contributions
    Preston docks is a nice area to walk around. With a variety of shops including Morrisons and McDonalds, not forgetting the new, huge B n M's nearby, its a great place to do the shop and sit and relax at the docks. The Green frog is worth a mention with lovely crepes. Nice walk for a sunny day
    Written 20 June 2021
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