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Built on the banks of the River Ribble, Preston welcomes visitors with a number of museums and historic buildings. Tulketh Mills is a good example of industrial architecture of the north of England, and Preston Prison is also a fine example of its kind. The Harris Museum houses many local artifacts that make it of interest to the visitor, art, literature and other items, whilst the town is also home to the National Football Museum and the Queens Lancashire Regiment Museum. The Ribble Steam Railway Museum houses both old and new examples of the genre, and is one of the largest collections of its type in existence.

Returning to the architectural side of the city, there are some excellent examples of Georgian buildings in the older squares, while the St Walburga Church is worth a visit for its tall spire, and Preston attracts many tourists from many denominations, holding a major role in Mormon history, for example. More of a business centre than a tourism mecca, Preston is nevertheless an interesting town, and also offers good shopping centres, and many parks for relaxation, and can be used as a good base for exploring the western Pennines and the Fylde area.



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