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Wednesday 17th of June 2015
This year is the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Preston, a battle which is considered by many as the last battle fought on English soil. Anniversary celebrations of the 1715 battle will be in full swing this summer as the people of Preston come out in force to re-enact the important historic battle.
Visit Preston on Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th to experience the two opposing encampments of the Queen’s Regiment and the Jacobites as they take over Hoghton Tower in a dramatic re-enactment of the Jacobite Rising of 1715.
There will be plenty to see and do across the weekend, including military drills and live firing displays, as well as an exhibition of the uniforms and weapons that were used during the battle.
On Saturday 18th July, visitors to the city can follow the troops as they march into Preston town centre and station themselves outside the Harris Museum, experiencing first-hand how the Jacobites barricaded themselves in the principle streets of Preston. Sunday July 19th sees the return of Hoghton Tower’s monthly farmer’s market, where visitors can pick up fresh local produce.
Admission to the Battle of Preston re-enactment costs £8 for adults, £6 for children and will be free for children under the age of five. Visitors can also pay separately for a guided house tour of Hoghton Tower.
There is ample parking for guests visiting by car, so park up your Easirent hire car and make the most of the action packed weekend.