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St Walburge's Church

Weston Street, Preston PR2 2QE, England
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Stunning

In my opinion this should be number one on things to do in Preston. The church as a most stunning... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
IAN O
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Heritage tour of Saint Walburge's

Absolutely fascinating! John, our tour guide, brought Preston' s history to life. Covering topics... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
908catherine50
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion this should be number one on things to do in Preston. The church as a most stunning interior. The windows are worth a visit on there own. I understand it also as one of the steepest steeple in the country.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Absolutely fascinating! John, our tour guide, brought Preston' s history to life. Covering topics of when the area was a leprosy colony and the introduction of, "Grey Friars" to care for the sick. He also talked about Fred Didnah, the steeplejack and how he left...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This beautiful church is served by priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. If you wish to experience holy mass as celebrated by countless generations of Catholics prior to Vatican2 then come along and immerse yourself in the liturgy performed in a...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

About 15 minutes walk from Preston centre, St.Walburge's church is approached through some ugly industrial areas, they intensify the gothic splendour of this amazing church and its massive 309 foot spire.. St Walburge's Catholic shrine church is a Preston landmark and is well worth the...More

2  Thank deniscroissant
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Called in on the of chance , the place is just beautiful brought back childhood memorise the glass work is amazing

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I like to visit churches to admire the architecture. This is a good example of a 19th century place to worship that has an unusually positioned spire in the middle of one side. When I visit a church I like to light a candle to...More

1  Thank albeback1
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This church is truly magnificent in every way. It has the tallest free standing spire in UK and is massive inside. At its peak could accommodate thousands in one sitting. Large triptych on wall is 14th century and church is a living testimony to the...More

3  Thank crighton007
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

If churches are your thing then this is one worth a visit, the stained glass windows are stunning and seemed in great condition. A very peaceful feeling when you enter this magnificent building.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This church is well worth visiting not just for worship Holds so much history. Would be great shame to loose it

2  Thank chris52lk
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A bit difficult to get to, but well worth the effort. The outside is dominated by its magnificent tall, thin spire. Worth visiting just to admire this; but the interior is also dramatic and awe-inspiring. Designed by Hansom (of "cab" fame) - it is an...More

3  Thank Andrew S
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