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Fresh air and wide open spaces

Preston has all the perfect locations you are looking for in a student city.

The charming Georgian setting of Winckley Square is the ideal place to escape from the crowds and enjoy a quiet lunch.

Preston's Victorian Parks, Avenham and Miller are set on the banks of the River Ribble. The tranquil surroundings make these parks perfect for a quiet stroll and fresh air. Be sure to visit the Japanese garden or grab a coffee in the Pavilion Café.

Avenham Park also marks the start of the scenic Guild Wheel - a 21-mile cycling greenway. It connects the city to the countryside going past the scenic Preston Marina. Also on the way is Brockholes nature reserve. It is home to a diverse range of wildlife as well as a unique floating visitor village.

The stunning Beacon Fell Country Park is 10 miles from the city and boasts 300 acres of magnificent woodland to explore.

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