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Avenham and Miller Parks top North West’s most visited free attractions

Posted on - 19th November, 2013 - 10:38am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, News, Parks, Things To Do

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A Preston park has topped the list of the most visited free attractions in the North West.

Avenham and Miller Parks saw more than a million visitors throughout 2012.

Preston City Council say the boost to visitor numbers to Avenham Park was driven by the Preston Guild events.

Visit England runs an annual survey of free things to do in the region, and Avenham Park came out top with 1,014,800 visitors.

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery came in at number 17 in the list with 220,000 visitors in 2012, up 1.2 per cent year on year.

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Cabinet member for culture and leisure, Councillor Tom Burns, said: “Preston is getting lots of recognition at the moment, both regionally and nationally, and rightly so.

“The Guild events brought the community together and the volunteer Guilders themselves won an award just last week.

“As a council, we are focusing on how to capitalise on the Guild legacy and continue to raise the profile of the city as a great place to live, work, study, visit and invest.”

See our celebration in pictures of Preston’s best parks.

What’s your favourite thing to do for free in the city? Let us know in the comments below

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