Jubilee: Beacon Lighting

Join us for a celebratory beacon lighting ceremony to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on the evening Thursday 2 June.

  • Booking not needed

A weekend of relaxed, self-led events is planned to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the National Trust Gardens at Stowe, Buckinghamshire.

This year, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne, having acceded to the throne in 1952, at the age of 25.

Stowe’s programme of events for the extended Public Holiday weekend in June includes a Beacon Lighting ceremony with open air Ceilidh Band and piper, the opening of a new Royal Route within the historic gardens, a Big Royal Picnic and a ‘bring your own’ Street Party.

Beacon lighting starts at 9.30pm with piper.

Licensed bar available.

Outdoor ceilidh.

The main garden will be closed and this event will take place in and around our New Inn. £5 charge per car.

Prices

Additional prices
  • One car £5.00

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome!
Meeting point
Meet in our overflow car park outside New Inn.
What to bring and wear
Bring appropriate clothing for the weather (this is an evening event). Glowsticks, flashy headgear, and flag waving encouraged.
Accessibility
Live Stream of the beacon lighting will be available. Accessible toilets and baby change available. Accessible parking provided. No stepped access required.
Other
The main garden will be closed and this event will take place in and around our New Inn. £5 charge per car.

Contact Info

Name
National Trust at Stowe
Email
stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01280 817 156

Upcoming events

Jubilee: Beacon Lighting

Thu 02 Jun 2022
19:30-22:00
Join us for a celebratory beacon lighting ceremony to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on the evening Thursday 2 June.

Jubilee: Grand Opening of the Royal Route

Fri 03 Jun 2022
10:00-19:00
Come along for the grand opening of the Royal Route through the historic gardens at Stowe on Friday 3 June.

Jubilee: Big Royal Picnic

Sat 04 Jun 2022
10:00-19:00
Enjoy a day to celebrate with family and friends. A weekend of relaxed, self-led events is planned to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee including the Big Royal Picnic on Saturday 4 June.

Jubilee: Bring Your Own Street Party

Sun 05 Jun 2022
10:00-19:00
‘Bring Your Own’ … friends, family, food, refreshments, tables, benches, flags, cakes, crowns. A day to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen on Sunday 5 June.

Gothic Temple Open Days

Sat 17 Sep 2022
10:30-16:00
A rare chance to see inside the Gothic Temple, usually a holiday cottage for the Landmark Trust. With scenic views from the top floor, take a look inside Gothic Temple which was modelled on medieval buildings.

Heritage Open Day: Everyone Welcome

Sun 18 Sep 2022
10:00-17:00
Enjoy 4 local properties for free as part of Heritage Open Days on Sunday 18 September 2022.