Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/8/2008

The Prestonpans Experience

The Prestonpans Experience is one of Scotland’s newest established Visitor Attractions and represents the celebration of a town’s history. The community of Prestonpans has come together to create a collection of public art showcasing significant moments of the town’s past – proud statements from a passionate community painted to honour their ancestors.
Choose your trail experience from the following:
# The Witches Experience
# The Battle of Prestonpans Experience
# The Industrial Heritage Experience
# The Arts & Architecture Experience
# The Community Experience
Tours last from 45/120 minutes as shall be agreed and pre-booked [not Mondays].
Prices include agreed light refreshments at the 4é Prestoungrange Gothenburg.
Historic Murals Re-enactments and gastro-pub meals available at a
supplement (must be pre-booked). Battle Re-enactments each September.
Call on 01875 819922 for more information & to organise your visit.

The Witches Experience – a glimpse into the life of 81 men, women and children who were accused of practising witchcraft locally. In the late 1500s and during the 1600s they were persecuted, tortured and executed. Today, granted absolute pardon by the Prestoungrange Baron’s Court, we tell the story…

The Battle of Prestonpans Experience – On 21st September 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie led an army of Highland Scotsmen to victory against the Hanoverian Government. Visit our battlefield mural, hear the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and visit the battlefield & memorial cairn.

The Industrial Heritage Experience – Once a hive of industrial activity, Prestonpans is now celebrated for its contribution to many industries including pottery, salt panning & c o a l m i n i n g . O u r l o c a l a r t i s t s g i v e t h e i r interpretation of the town’s formative commercial past.

The Arts & Architecture Experience – Led by one of the local art community, visitors will be given a guided tour of the Historic 1908 Arts & Crafts Venue – The Prestoungrange Gothenburg.

The Community Experience – On selected dates throughout the year, join the Prestonpans community in celebration & remembrance. An insightful glimpse of a united community, working together to re-create a thriving town.

The Prestoungrange Gothenburg | 227 – 229 High Street | Prestonpans | EH32 9BE
T: + 44 (0) 1875 819922 | F: + 44 (0) 1875 819911 | E: visitors@prestoungrange.org
www.prestoungrange.org/prestonpansexperience

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