Night-time spire tours return to St Walburge’s

Posted on - 3rd January, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Drone shot of St Walburge's at sunset Pic: Sky Eye Aerial Photography
Drone shot of St Walburge’s at sunset Pic: Sky Eye Aerial Photography

People with a head for heights can climb to the top of St Walburge’s.


The Ashton-on-Ribble church’s popular Spire at Night tours will be running on Saturday 15 and Saturday 22 January.

Visitors will be able to ascend the 309ft (94m) high spire – the third tallest in the United Kingdom, and the tallest on a parish church.

The tower contains a single bell of 31 cwt (1.5 tonnes) cast by Mears and Stainbank of Whitechapel, which is the heaviest swinging bell in Lancashire.

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On a clear night visitors will have a view of Preston and the surrounding countryside as far as Blackpool.

After the ascent refreshments such as mince pies and mulled wine will be served.

The times of access are 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased on EventBrite.

For more information, contact Walburga Weston at or on 07778 506832.

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