Preston

Britain’s newest city is the gateway to three of Lancashire’s Community Rail routes and is well served by long distance trains to Scotland, Birmingham, London, Leeds and York.  The city has much to offer and the details set out here are just some of the many things you can do.

 

Preston

The premier landmark for the city is St Walburge’s Church, designed by Joseph Hansom of Hansom Cab fame.  At 94 metres (308 feet) it boasts the third highest spire in England and tallest of any parish church. The steeple is constructed from limestone sleepers which originally carried the nearby Preston and Longridge Railway, giving the spire a red tint during sunset.   This striking landmark can be seen on clear days as you approach Preston from the Ormskirk and Blackburn directions.

The main church located in the city centre is St. John the Evangelist Minster on Church Street. Special events take place at the Minster, especially around Christmas time.