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Battle of Preston 1715 Trail

Map of Battle of Preston 1715

Discover a battlefield on the streets of Preston...

The last ever battle to be fought on English Soil, the Battle of Preston occurred over 300 years ago on 12 November 1715. You can enjoy the historically important places involved in the battle by following the Battle of Preston trail.

Escorting you on a journey around the streets of Preston, the trail offers an in-depth history and takes you back in time to how things would have been during the chaos of the battle. You can learn more on the history of the battle, prior to taking the trail, by seeing Battle of Preston 1715.

The trail is roughly 1.3 miles long and takes around 30 minutes to walk. Allow yourself plenty time to stop at the key points and take in the history as well as explore the Harris Museum's Jacobite exhibition.

Suitable for

The Battle of Preston 1715 Trail is a casual walk involving city centre footpaths. The route is pushchair and wheelchair friendly, however, some gradual inclines are included.

Download your guide

To follow this trail download the map and guide: The Battle of Preston Trail Map (PDF).

Jacobite exhibition

If you want to learn more about the Battle of Preston the Harris Museum & Art Gallery features a display on the city's links to the Jacobites; the perfect place to end your trail.

Map address for Market Square (Starting point)

Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP.