Preston Leicester 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.
Located in the East Midlands region of England, the city of Leicester is the county town of Leicestershire. Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England having been founded by the Romans as Ratae Coritanorum. Today, it is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United Kingdom with people from all races and cultures living and working in the city.
The city has an extensive bus network with most bus services operated by First Leicester and Arriva. First Leicester services cover mainly city locations and Arriva services cover destinations just outside the city as well as some city destinations. First Leicester services leave from a variety of points in the city centre and most Arriva services depart from St Margarets Bus Station.
Those who wish to visit historic sights can visit the Jewry Wall museum located near the city centre. This is a 2,000 year old remains of the Roman Bath House in the City and is the second largest such survival in the UK, the adjacent Museum tells Leicester's history since ancient times.
The city centre of Leicester has a vibrant and friendly atmosphere along with many department stores and a large shopping centre called Highcross.