Today, Fulwood is an affluent, modern town yet it is steeped in history. First recorded in 1199, the town was properly established during the Victorian era, centred around a substantial barracks and the royal forest of Fulwood.
Whilst having a strong sense of community of its own, not to mention being surrounded in idyllic Lancashire countryside, Fulwood also benefits from being just two miles north of Preston. Today a fast-growing city, which achieved its city status in 2002, Preston was once in the centre of the hotbed of the industrial revolution. Whist its heritage still remains a key part of its character, Preston is a city of green spaces and wildlife, with over 160 miles of footpaths and bridleways. None more impressive than the Guild Wheel, a 21 mile trail encircling the city - linking it perfectly with its picturesque surroundings.
Preston’s docks and marina have recently been revitalised, combining past heritage with modern waterfront shopping, eateries, bars and a cinema. The city has fast become Lancashire’s shopping destination, with two shopping centres, traditional arcades and high street shops featuring the biggest brands and stores.
The city comes alive at night with a wealth of bars, restaurants and clubs to suit all tastes - whether you are looking for cask ale, a glass of white or just a strong coffee, there are places for you. The vibrant city also boasts a host of theatres and live music venues to keep audiences captivated.
For those looking for more of an active pursuit - whether it be taking part or just a watching brief - Preston has plenty to offer. Deepdale is the home of Preston North End, one of few surviving founders of the Football League, and the team continues to dominate sport in the city.
Preston Grasshoppers RUFC is only a short distance from the development, with its own sports club and gym and next door to that is Fulwood Amateurs FC, which is not just a football club but also has a driving range. With numerous other leisure centres, gyms and golf courses, those wanting to stay in shape have plenty of options to choose from.
Combining city with country and history with modernity, Preston is truly a 21st century city, perfect whatever you’re looking for.
Further afield - Sea and cities on your doorstep
Located within a few miles of the M6, the possibilities to reach further afield are almost endless.
Under 15 minutes to Blackpool and the coast means that a stick of rock and a walk along the famous promenade is only a short drive away. The Blackpool Tower and Pleasure Beach are visited by thousands of visitors each year and provide a great day out for all the family.
Liverpool is a city that has developed rapidly since the turn of the millennium. With the latest brands having stores across the city, the iconic and regenerated Albert Docks and of course a slice of Beatlemania on every corner, not to mention two choices of Premier League football, the reds of Liverpool and the blues of Everton..
Manchester brings its own brand of reds and blues, this time Manchester United and Manchester City respectively. With United the most successful team in Premier League and City recent Champions, the city is spoilt for choice. And competing with Liverpool’s musical history is Manchester’s own rich vein in rock and roll - notably The Smiths and Oasis. Seen as one of the most stylish cities in the UK, Manchester has its fair share of top eateries and fashionable shops to keep even the most refined tastes satisfied