- For other places with the same name, see Preston (disambiguation).
Preston is one of the few cities that has an “old northern” culture, with many words of the Lancashire dialect still in use. Preston is in the Duchy of Lancaster and the County Palatine of Lancashire. Preston is the only place which has a guild. It comes around once every 20 years. The last guild was in 2012.
The common Prestonian greeting is ‘cha’ (meaning ‘mate’ or ‘pal’).
Manchester airport has global connections, while Liverpool has flights across Europe.
Preston is well linked to the motorway network (M6, M61, M62, M60, M65). There are many reasonably priced taxi firms in the city – see By taxi in Get around.
There are two Park & Ride sites in Preston: Preston PortWay which is situated close to Preston Docks, and Walton-le-Dale. For more information consult Preston Bus.
National Express offer intercity coaches from most towns and cities in the UK, and many in France and Spain, while Megabus offers low cost bus travel to and from London. Other bus companies are available, details can be found on the Traveline North West public transport planner which has a database of public transport, and can link any two buildings in the UK with public transport using postcodes.