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St Walburge's Church

View looking up at St Walburge's spire.
Entry price:Free (some events may vary)
Website:St Walburge's Church Preston
Telephone:01772 739367

 

The Grade I listed Shrine of St Walburge's Church is a must-visit for sightseers. Just a short stroll out of Preston city centre, you won't miss the church's tall spire beckoning you.

The church makes a particularly memorable trip for those interested in history or architecture, with the grand interior open to visitors on select days. Marvel at the church's French Gothic style exterior and venture inside to discover the many vibrant and ornate stained glass windows. St Walburge's medieval-style hall boasts high ceilings, with hammer beams and painted statues, as well as a stunning altar with many adornments.

Tallest spire in the UK

Few people visiting Preston will be able to ignore St Walburge's spire standing proud above the city. At a towering 309 ft, it is the tallest of any parish church in England.

This spectacular spire is also the third tallest in the UK, giving you breathtaking views over the city.

Guided weekend heritage tours

St Walburge's Church host weekly heritage tours every Saturday. The engaging tours allow you to admire the church's interior as well as learn all about its compelling history. If you're lucky, you may even be able to scale the spire and enjoy some spectacular views over Lancashire.

For more details see St Walburge's Church Guided Tours.

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Map address for St Walburge's Church

Church of St Walburge, Weston Street, Preston, PR2 2QE.

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