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Avenham and Miller Parks are adjoining Parks that lie in the picturesque Avenham valley close to Preston city centre. Even though the parks are close to Preston’s main shopping and business area, their tranquil setting on the banks of the River Ribble offers a pleasant retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. See our Parks image gallery, which shows them off in all their glory.
Avenham and Miller Parks are located in the heart of the city centre, less than 5 minutes walk from the railway station and only 10 minutes from the bus station.
A 40-space car park is available at the end of South Meadow Lane (opposite the Continental Pub), just 30 metres away from the entrance to Miller Park.
If you are using Sat Nav please use the postcode is PR1 8JP which this brings you to the corner of South Meadow Lane and Riverside.
If you have any difficulty with these directions, please email email@example.com or call us on 01772 906471.
South Meadow Lane
Cyclists are well catered for as national cycle route 6 and route 55 pass through the Park creating links from Preston to Bamber Bridge, Chorley, Blackburn and up to Lancaster, Morecambe and the Lake District.
The Ribble Way national trail also passes along the river through Avenham and Miller Parks.
The Guild Wheel is a 21-mile walking and cycle route that encircles the urban area of Preston and links the city with the surrounding countryside. This popular path runs along the riverside path through Avenham and Miller Parks. The Pavilion in Avenham Park is the official start and finish of the Guild Wheel.
For more information about the Guild wheel visit Preston Guild City - Guild Wheel.
We can host weddings and civil partnership ceremonies in beautiful venues across the park. Tie the knot in this truly unique setting surrounded by stunning Victorian English Heritage grade 2 listed parkland.
For a brochure and further information about getting married in the grounds of these beautiful parks see our Avenham and Miller park wedding or contact the Parks Manager on 01772 906216, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avenham and Miller Parks gained the coveted Green Flag Award for the first time in 2008 and each has retained the award every year since. The Award is given to a park in recognition of reaching a good standard in the following categories: A Welcoming Place; Healthy, Safe and Secure; Clean and Well-Maintained; Sustainability; Conservation and Heritage; Community Involvement and Marketing and Management.
In 2013, English Heritage carried out a reassessment of Avenham and Miller Parks and have decided to upgrade both parks to a grade 2* listed status to reflect the age of the Parks, the retained original design and the historic importance of both public parks. This acknowledges Avenham and Miller Parks status as being amongst the finest and most significant public parks in the country.
Further information about the Parks is available in the Avenham and Miller Park leaflet found in the documents section.
Location of Avenham and Miller park.
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