Preston Inverness Train
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Preston is a city in Lancashire in the north west of England. The city lies on the banks of the River Ribble which forms the southern boundary of the city. To the north east is the Forest of Bowland and the Fylde lies to the west. The city is roughly 30 miles to the north west of Manchester and 25 miles to the north east of Liverpool. Textiles have been produced in Preston since the 13th century and the inventor of the spinning frame, Sir Richard Arkwright, was born in Preston.
Landmarks to enjoy in Preston include St. Walburge's Church, which at 94 meters has the tallest spire on a church that is not a cathedral in England, the Miller Arcade, the Town Hall, the Harris Museum, the Minster Church of St. John the Evangelist, the former Corn Exchange and Public Hall, St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church and many other Georgian buildings on Winckley Square.
Preston railway station is a major stop on the West Coast Main Line with regular services to London Euston and the south east of England, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Fort William. It is also an important rail hub for local and regional services for the north west of England.
The city of Inverness is Located in the Scottish Highlands and boasts many historic buildings, especially in the Old Town, which can be taken in whilst browsing in the city's shops from the Victorian Market to the new Eastgate Centre. The city is ideal to explore whilst walking. Take a stroll to Inverness Castle, which is currently being used as a courthouse, and to St Andrew's Cathedral which dominate the beautiful riverside setting along the River Ness. Alternatively take the circular walk along the river and through Ness Islands where you can observe anglers casting lines in their attempt to catch leaping Atlantic salmon. Day tickets can be purchased to try this for yourself. Above the city lies Craig Phadrig, once the stronghold of Pictish Kings, which offers interesting forest walks and magnificent views of the Moray Firth, home to a diverse range of wildlife including bottlenose dolphins which can even be seen from the city. To the south west, and just 15 minutes from the city centre lies Loch Ness, where it's compulsory to keep an eye out for our most famous resident – Nessie – but of course there’s much more to see and do than monster spotting.