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Preston Guild City

About Heritage and Sights

Preston’s rich heritage offers unique days out to suit all interests and ages

However you enjoy spending your recreational time, Preston has plenty to keep you entertained and engaged. As well as the many sites and days out to be enjoyed, there's also a number of City Walks, where you can follow self-guided trails and soak everything in.

Football fans

Preston's Deepdale Stadium draws in football lovers from all around. The stadium is the oldest professional football stadium in the world. Home to Preston North End FC, there are numerous sites to enjoy including the iconic Sir Tom Finney statue and the stadium gift shop.

History lovers

Step back in time with Preston's great halls and towers.

Hoghton Tower is an historic treasure that delivers some truly wonderful sites with its vast gardens to stroll through and tours of the marvellous manor house. The building dates back to the 1500s and offers a memorable day out; with a tea room to relax and treat yourself in when the exploring is over. There are also a variety of events to be enjoyed throughout the year including craft fairs, farmers markets and outdoor theatre.

For some unique medieval architecture, Samlesbury Hall has heaps to offer. The stately home hosts engaging guided tours and rich grounds to wander through. There are a wide range of events held at the home, delivering a truly enjoyable experience. Samlesbury Hall is home to an award-winning restaurant to help end your day in comfort and style.

Architecture admirers

The city centre consists of some spectacular architecture. As well as The Harris Museum, the flag market is home to the Preston Cenotaph. The Cenotaph remembers those that gave their lives during The First World War. Designed by famous architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the Cenotaph is an impressive sight.

A short walk away from the centre is St Walburge's Church. A stunning piece of architecture, the church features the tallest spire in England and a visually rich interior which you can view on their free weekend guided tours.

Outdoor enthusiasts

Opened in 1892, Preston Riversway Docks is an historic waterfront where you can enjoy a picturesque walk round the perimeter. As well as peaceful strolls, the dock is part of The Guild Wheel and has plenty pit stops for food and drink along the way. There are many activities surrounding the dock to turn your visit in to a day out including Odeon Cinema, train rides and pop up events throughout the year.