Armistice Day beacon lightings

11 November 2018 will mark 100 years to the day since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. Across the country, over 1200 beacons will be lit as part of ‘Battle’s Over’ – a tribute to the millions who were lost or who participated in the war, whether on the battlefield or the home front. Some of these lightings will happen at places we care for, and you’re welcome to come and take part in this special event of remembrance.

Lit beacon against a dark blue sky

Barrington Court, Somerset 

To mark 100 years since the end of World War One, we’ll be lighting a beacon in the parkland at Barrington Court as part of the national ‘Battle’s Over’ tribute. You are welcome to come along and spend some time in remembrance of all those whose lives were affected by the war.

People around a lit beacon at dusk

Belton House, Lincolnshire 

Belton House will be taking part in 'Battle's Over: a nation's tribute' by lighting a beacon of remembrance. The event will also commemorate Belton’s role as a training camp, with readings of poems written here by the soldiers 100 years ago. Cups of Horlicks will be handed out, just as Adelaide, Countess Brownlow handed out to the soldiers as they left Belton to serve on the many fronts around the world - from Flanders to Mesopotamia.

Lit beacon overlooking the coast

Branscombe, Devon 

Together with locations across the country, we’ll be lighting a beacon at Branscombe to commemorate all those who were affected by the First World War, including twelve local men who served on the front line and sadly never came home. Wrap up warm and join together on the beach for a moment of remembrance, accompanied by the sound of waves washing against the shore.

Beacon lighting at Chapel Carn Brea

Chapel Carn Brea, Cornwall 

To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One, we’ll be lighting the beacon at the 'First and Last hill' at Chapel Carn Brea. Join us and spend some time in remembrance of all those whose lives were affected by the war.

Black and white archive image of Stamford Military Hospital patients and staff during the First World War

Dunham Massey, Cheshire 

During the First World War, Dunham Massey became a hospital for recovering soldiers. As 2018 is also the 100th anniversary of some women in the UK gaining the right to vote, this Armistice Day we’re remembering those remarkable women who helped to support the 282 soldiers who came to the hospital. Discover their stories inside the house, before gathering outside as a beacon is lit in the park.

Sunset over the hill at Stockbridge Down, Hampshire

Stockbridge Down, Hampshire 

Commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War around a beacon of light on Stockbridge Down, on Mottisfont's wider estate. Stockbridge Down joins over 1200 places across the UK and abroad who will also be lighting beacons in remembrance as part of 'Battle's Over', a tribute to the millions who were lost or who participated in the war, whether on the battlefield or the home front.

A ranger walks behind Thorncombe Beacon at Golden Cap

Thorncombe Beacon, Dorset 

As the name suggests, this hill on the Golden Cap has a long history as a beacon site. In 1588, Thorncombe Beacon was one of a chain all along the south coast that were used to warn of the approach of the Spanish Armada. Now the beacon will once again be lit, this time in remembrance of those who gave their lives for their country during World War One.

Other ways to commemorate the centenary