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Avenham & Miller Parks

Type:Parkland/Woodland Garden

South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire

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Tel: 01772 906471

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Avenham Park
With a backcloth provided by the River Ribble, Avenham Park ranks amongst the finest examples of traditional Victorian parkland in the North West. Designed and created by Edward Milner during the 1860s. Avenham Park, together with Miller Park, is probably one of the best surviving examples of his work today.

This park is created from a natural amphitheatre and has a famous Japanese Rock Garden with a wide variety of unusual ornamental plants, together with beautiful water features. Avenham Colonade, the splendid riverside Ribble Walk, The Belvedere and majestic Derby Walk are amongst a few of the features to be found.

A number of outdoor events are hosted here throughout the year, ranging from major music festivals and traditional Easter Egg Rolling to fun days, sponsored walks and orienteering.


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Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Avenham Park (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Avenham Pavilion Cafe (1 Apr 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Avenham Pavilion Cafe (1 Oct 2020 - 31 Mar 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • National AwardsGreen Flag Award Green Flag Award 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Wedding Venue Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - Wedding Venue Award 2017


Road Directions

By Foot/Car from the city centre: Turn left from Fishergate onto Chapel Street, follow the road, past Winckley Square, until the road curves round to the left. The entrance to the park is on the right in the corner.

Alternatively drive down Fishergate past the railway station on to Fishergate Hill, at the bottom of hill before arriving at the main junction turn left on to South Meadow Lane. Follow the lane to the end, just before you reach The Continental pub turn left into the car park.

Public Transport Directions

Railway Station: Turn right on to Fishergate, walk for approximately 5 minutes before turning right on to Chapel Street, follow the road, past Winckley Square, until the road curves round to the left. The entrance to the park is on the right in the corner.

Bus Station - follow directions to Lancaster Road. Once on Lancaster Road turn left and walk to the end of the road. Turn right on to Fishergate. Walk down Fishergate for approximately 5 minutes before turning left from Fishergate on to Chapel Street, follow the road, past Winckley Square, until the road curves round to the left. The entrance to the park is on the right in the corner.


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    The Belvedere at Avenham and Miller ParksAvenham and Miller Parks, PrestonTie the knot in a truly unique setting surrounded by stunning Victorian English Heritage grade 2 listed parkland. The parks scenery and heritage also provides an excellent backdrop for your wedding photos.

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