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Winckley Square Gardens

Steps going down into Winckley Square, Preston.

A hidden Georgian gem in the heart of Preston's conservation area...

Just a stone's throw away from Preston's main high-street, Winckley Square Gardens make an ideally located peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

The park is surrounded by splendid period architecture and completes the scene as one of the finest examples of a Georgian square in the North of England. You'll also find the Sir Robert Peel statue welcoming you into one of the park's five entrances.

Enjoy some quiet reflection amongst the trees, take a picnic, or even grab something tasty from one of the many cafés and coffee shops nearby. The serene Green Flag awarded park makes the ideal spot for a catch up with friends or an explore with the little ones. There's even the option to delve further into Preston's park scene, with Avenham & Miller Parks just a short stroll away.

Dogs in parks

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in Winckley Square Gardens. However, please keep dogs under control and keep them on a lead when necessary. Please clean up after your dog and take care when passing other visitors with dogs.

For more details on dog laws in Preston visit Preston City Council - Dog laws in Preston.


Winckley Square Gardens play host to a wide variety of events throughout the year. From heritage walks and talks to outdoor theatre, there are plenty events to look forward to.

For current park events in Preston see our What's on Calendar.

History and heritage

Learn all about Winckley Square and its gardens by joining one of the Winckley Square Guided Walks. These walks cover the history and heritage of the square as well as its former residents.

You can also read all about the square's past by seeing Winckley Square and Gardens History.


When visiting Winckley Square Gardens, there are a number of city centre car parks to choose from, these include disabled parking.

Alternatively, why not use Avenham & Miller Parks' 40-space car park on South Meadow Lane, enjoying a stroll through the parks and ending at Winckley Square Gardens.

Please respect the surrounding residential areas of the park by using a designated car park.

Disabled access

Three out of five of Winckley Square Garden's entrances are level and easy access, allowing for the majority of the park to be enjoyed. Whilst the paths of the park are well-maintained and level, some of the paths involve steep inclines.

Map address for Winckley Square Gardens

  • Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 3JJ.
  • South Meadow Lane Car Park: South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP.