Parking in Preston has become an absolute nightmare as there is not a great deal of it. Best advice is to use the excellent Park & Ride service that operates from various outlying areas such as Walton-le-Dale. Plenty of parking, inexpensive and easy to reach from a number of major roads with a regular bus service every 10 minutes into the city.
If you must take your car into Preston city centre, the best car park is Avenham Street. It is cheaper than the main ones at the Fishergate Centre and within a few minutes walk of the shops at the top of Fishergate. If you need to go to the north of the city, near the university, watch out for the Permit Holders Only car parks and street parking. The best car park is in Walker Street – but you need to be in there before 9.30 in the morning as there are limited places and they fill quickly. - Denise