Heritage Open Days announced for Lancashire

The Old Post Office overlooking the Flag Market is being refurbished for the new Shankly Hotel
The Old Post Office overlooking the Flag Market is being refurbished for the new Shankly Hotel
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Lancashire is to be buzzing with curious visitors exploring heritage buildings and sites.

From churches, mosques and parks there will be walking tours galore this weekend as Heritage Open Days get underway.

Highlights of what is on officer includes a sneak peak into the Old Post Office overlooking the Flag Market which is being refurbished for the new Shankly Hotel.

One which is not for the faint-hearted is a climb to the top of the UK’s tallest parish church spire to enjoy the panoramic views from St Walburge’s Church.

History buffs might fancy having a look inside Garstang Quaker Meeting House, gaze through the telescope at The Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory at Moor Park or take up on the chance to go behind the scenes at Preston Cleansing Department to discover how the Victorians used to deal with the city’s rubbish.

For the engineering inclined a visit to Preston Dock and Riversway Control Centre could be on the cards.

Outdoor offerings are also featuring including walks around Avenham and Millar Parks, Haslam Park, Preston Cemetery and an exploration of 500 years of history in Garstang through its buildings.

Heritage Open Days runover two long weekends - from September 6-9 and 13-16.

For a full list of Heritage Open Days in Lancashire go to www.heritageopendays.org.uk and type in your postcode into the tab labelled What’s On Your Doorstep?