New homes in Preston, Lancashire
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The county of Lancashire in North West England is made up of lively towns, beautiful villages, outstanding countryside and seaside locations.
When buying a new home in Lancashire, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of destinations such as Preston, Blackburn, Lancaster, Southport, Blackpool, Darwen, Samlesbury, Chorley, Morecombe, St-Annes-On-Sea and Burscough.
If you’re hoping to live close to the countryside, the Forest of Bowland is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the picturesque Fylde Coast is another beautiful destination. The Ribble Valley is said to have been the inspiration for the famous Lord of the Rings books – take the Tolkien trail from Stonyhurst College and decide for yourself. Lancashire’s scenic canals are a further highlight to be enjoyed by bike or on foot.
There are a selection of museums in Lancashire such as the British Commercial Vehicle Museum, the Harris Museum, and the Museum of Lancashire. The historic city of Lancaster showcases beautiful Georgian architecture, after a visit you can enjoy relaxing in one of the city’s many restaurants and bars.
There are a variety of options in Lancashire for those in need of a little retail therapy.
Shopping centres can be found at Market Gate in Lancaster and the Arndale Centre in Accrington, while Houndshill Shopping Centre in Blackpool is a short walk from the promenade.
High street brands can be found in Lancaster’s Penny Street, St Nic’s and Marketgate Stores.
Lancashire is home to a selection of good schools and universities. The University of Central Lancashire dates back to 1828, while Lancaster University is ranked in the global top 1% of universities and one of the top 10 in the UK.
Lancashire Transport Links
Lancashire has strong transport links whether you’re travelling by road, air or rail.
The First TransPennine Express has direct services to Blackpool from Manchester and Manchester Airport and direct services to Preston and Lancaster from Manchester, Manchester Airport, Edinburgh and Carlisle. Meanwhile, Virgin Trains operate the West Coast Line rail services between London, the West Midlands, the North-West and Scotland. Trains stop at both Lancaster and Preston in Lancashire.
There is a good road network linking the county to the immediate North West area and the rest of the UK. The main motorway through Lancashire is the M6, with some parts served by the M62. Birmingham can be reached in 2 hours 50 minutes, Glasgow in just over 3 hours and London in 4 hours 50 minutes.
For those travelling by air, the nearest airports are Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. For those travelling by boat, Heysham and Fleetwood have regular services from Belfast and the Isle of Man.