The South West celebrates Her Majesty's 90th birthday

Her majecty's 90th birthday celebration beacons

In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, beacons will be lit throughout the land at from 7.30 - 8.30pm on Thursday 21st April 2016.

Nine locations at National Trust places in the South West are taking part in this important event marking a significant milestone in the Queen’s life. From Glastonbury Tor in Somerset to Chapel Carn Brea in Cornwall, the most southerly location, and from Potter’s Hill at Woolacombe in North Devon to Thorncombe Beacon on the Golden Cap Estate in Dorset, one of the chain of beacon sites along the south coast used to warn of the approach of the Spanish Armada in 1588. 
 
The Queen, Accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will light the Principal Beacon at Windsor Castle. This will be followed by the lighting of a number of Beacons along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, including one at the Copper Horse, and then over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas Territories and a Commonwealth Country to celebrate this landmark birthday.
 
Many different organisations are taking part from all areas of the local community by lighting Beacons, including Town, Parish and Community Councils and Youth Organisations. Beacons will be lit at churches, on farms, country parks, village greens and on country estates. Lighthouses, National Trust and English Heritage properties are also taking part.
 
 
 
South West locations
 
  1. Glastonbury Tor, Somerset
  2. Potters Hill, Woolacombe, North Devon
  3. Newark Park, Wotton-under- Edge, Gloucestershire
  4. Little Solsbury Hill, Batheaston, Bath, Somerset
  5. Neptune Hill, Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
  6. Corfe Castle, Dorset
  7. Chapel Carn Brea, Penzance, Cornwall
  8. Thorncombe Beacon, Golden Cap Estate, West Dorset
  9. St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall