St Walburge’s spire tours extended by popular demand

Posted on - 13th January, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, City Centre, Preston News, University campus, What's On in Preston
A street lamp burning bright near St Walburge's church Pic: Paul Melling
A street lamp burning bright near St Walburge’s church Pic: Paul Melling

A new series of tours up Preston’s tallest spire has been extended due to popular demand.


After Blog Preston wrote about the St Walburge’s spire tours, the grade-I listed church was overwhelmed by popularity, running out of tour guides and tickets.

The tours up the 94-metre-high spire, which is the tallest of any parish church in England, will continue at 7.30pm every Saturday up to and including 23 February. The tours are followed by refreshments in the church porch.

One of the views from the spire Pic: Martin Saunders

Booking is not required, but payment on the door is ÂŁ8.50 to help with the maintenance of the iconic Weston Street church.

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Free heritage tours of the St Walburge’s interior run every Saturday between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

For more information contact the church on

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Have you been on a St Walburge’s spire tour, or are you planning to join one? Let us know in the comments below.

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