Ribbleton man shares Preston’s architectural secrets on new YouTube travel channel

Posted on - 19th September, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Moor Park, People, Preston News, Ribbleton, Uncategorized
Moor Park Pic: Tony Worrall
One of Gareth’s videos features the history of Moor Park Pic: Tony Worrall

A Ribbleton man has used lockdown to start a travel channel on YouTube.


Gareth Bailey-Hughes, 29, started The Best Travel Channel sharing videos about Preston’s architecture and culture, and has already gained 1,800 subscribers.

After moving to the area from Wales five years ago Gareth enjoys researching and sharing Preston’s secrets.

Gareth said: “The lockdown in general was really difficult, and so I thought I could do something productive while getting fresh air.

“I decided to look into the history of Moor Park and record there. I was really surprised to learn about the park’s origins and how it played an important role in the outcome of the English Civil War.

“I know Preston takes some flak, but what it gets right, it really gets right and personally I am proud to now be a Prestonian.”

Gareth Bailey-Hughes founder of The Best Travel Channel
Gareth Bailey-Hughes founder of The Best Travel Channel

Gareth regularly uploads videos including food reviews and travel vlogs.

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Gareth said: “When I was younger I wanted to go into travel journalism, I love anything to do with culture, whether it’s music, food, language, arts or history.

“It made me realise that there is a lot that the North and the UK in general has to offer, and that you don’t necessarily need to book a flight abroad in order to learn or experience something new.”

You can watch Gareth’s videos on The Best Travel Channel on YouTube.

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