Preston Flag Market

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Preston Flag Market

Located in the heart of Preston, facing the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, the historic Flag Market hosts many outdoor cultural events throughout the year.

The main square is home to Cenotaph and other historical buildings, eateries and bars. A varied programme of events take place throughout the year on the Flag Market, including artisan markets, outdoor theatres, live music, and children’s entertainment.

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Opening Hours

  • MondayOpen 24 hours
  • TuesdayOpen 24 hours
  • WednesdayOpen 24 hours
  • ThursdayOpen 24 hours
  • FridayOpen 24 hours
  • SaturdayOpen 24 hours
  • SundayOpen 24 hours

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Preston Flag Market

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Morecambe Poetry Festival 2024 at various venues

Our Tourist Telescope is set on the coast – more specifically, Morecambe Poetry Festival, back for a third year with an impressive line-up now spread over two venues: the wonderful Winter Gardens and upstairs at The King’s Arms.

from £65.00

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