Preston is the administrative centre of Lancashire. It lies at the lowest bridging point of the River Ribble. The town was an important cotton port and processing centre. It also played a role in several important aspects of British social history, from the decisive battle of the Second English Civil War to the first stretch of motorway. Preston was granted city status in 2002.
Please note that postal addresses that include ''Preston'' do not normally indicate that the site belongs in the Preston category.
Includes sites for artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities, events, institutions, organisations, and similar in Preston.
This category is primarily for ''informational'' sites, for example those giving information about entertainment facilities. Businesses that provide services or products to other businesses, or are primarily retailers, should be listed within Business_and_Economy.
Includes sites covering the business and economic activities of Preston, including listings of most companies and industries.
Businesses listed here are normally based in Preston and/or specifically serve the Preston market.

Please note that postal addresses that include ''Preston'' do not normally indicate that the site belongs in the Preston category.

Includes local educational institutions, programmes and opportunities, as well as other educational resources specific to Preston.
Includes local government, law and military sites.
Includes general interest online guides and directories specific to Preston. Guides and directories that are specific to a particular topic are listed within the appropriate Preston topic subcategory.
Includes health and medical resources specific to Preston.
Includes news and media sites specific to Preston, for example magazines, newspapers, radio and television.
Includes all hobbies, sports and participatory recreational activities specific to Preston, including local recreation organisations.
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Includes information about Preston's natural environment; as well as scientific activities specific to Preston.
Includes sites that reflect the make up of Preston's community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people of Preston.
Lists sites about local transport resources for those travelling to, from, and within Preston. It includes sites about buses, railways, roads and traffic. Private motor vehicles and related services are listed under Business_and _Economy/Motoring.
Includes sites about local attractions and resources for those travelling around Preston, including tourist guides.