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Preston Guild City

Preston City Heritage Trail

Outside view of Preston Sessions House and trees.

Stroll through the city centre for a heritage walk like no other...

Preston is jam-packed with heritage sites and their stories to tell. Follow the trail for some of the city centre's primary heritage hotspots, rich in history and architectural design.

The trail is roughly 1 mile long and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, but do allow yourself plenty extra time to soak up the sights!

Suitable for

The City Heritage Trail is a casual walk involving city centre footpaths. The route is pushchair and wheelchair friendly, however, it does involve some gradual uphill and downhill footpaths.

Download your guide

To follow this trail download the map and guide: Preston City Heritage Trail (PDF).

Other points of interest

Hungry for more? There are plenty more heritage sites to see around Preston and the city centre. You can relax in the peaceful Georgian Park of Winckley Square, not far from the magnificent Victorian Avenham and Miller Parks, or venture outside of the city centre for more of Preston's Parks, brimming with history and sights.

On top of this there is the Blue Plaque Heritage Trail, where you can discover more about Preston's historical sites and the people who shaped the city. To continue the historical journey, there's also the Preston Statues Trail and a series of Preston Remembers Trails as well as the trail of the 1715 Battle of Preston.

Map address for Preston Bus Station (starting point)

Preston Bus Station, Tithebarn Street, Preston, PR1 1YT.