The Queens's Platinum Jubilee Celebration - Thorncombe Beacon Lighting

This year the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service and we will be joining the celebrations by participating in the national lighting of 2,000 beacons.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Beacon will be lit by members of National Trust Staff at 9.45pm. Visitors are welcome to come with friends and family to celebrate this moment of national significance with us.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Golden Cap

Prices

Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Meeting point
Thorncombe Beacon is on the South West Coast Path in-between Bridport and Charmouth. The two nearest car parks are Eype and Seatown, both are privately owned (not National Trust).
What to bring and wear
The path is not lit so will be dark on the way back down and anyone planning to attend should have suitable footwear, clothing and a torch is highly recommended.
Accessibility
It is a very steep walk along the South West Coast Path to the beacon and care and consideration should be taken if attending.

Contact Info

Name
Golden Cap
Email
goldencap@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01297 489481

Upcoming events

The Queens's Platinum Jubilee Celebration - Thorncombe Beacon Lighting

Thu 02 Jun 2022
21:30-22:15
This year the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service and we will be joining the celebrations by participating in the national lighting of 2,000 beacons.

Trust10

Sun 26 Jun 2022
08:50-11:00
Join us for the Trust10 on Golden Cap and challenge yourself on this 10km run with breathtaking views.