People enjoying a picnic outside Bamburgh Castle

Watch the Coronation screening in Northumberland

Coronation Celebrations
The Coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023. To ensure that individuals across the country can join in with the celebrations and see this momentous occasion, the ceremony will be screened at a number of locations throughout the UK, including Northumberland.

Coronation Celebrations Northumberland

With the Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty King Charles III taking place soon, many across the country eagerly await this historic occasion. You may be wondering where you can take your seat to watch the crowning, as well as how you can get involved in celebrating the longstanding tradition of a new monarch being crowned. Take a look at our guide to celebrating the new king and spending time with your family and friends over the bank holiday weekend. 

Watch the Coronation Screening

Enjoy watching the screening of the Coronation Ceremony from the most spectacular castles in Northumberland

Watch the Coronation Ceremony from the Windsor of the North

Head to Alnwick Castle to take your place within the medieval castle walls to watch the screening of King Charles III’s Coronation. Bring along a picnic or enjoy tasty treats from a variety of food trucks, as you take your seat on your picnic blankets or lawn chairs, and enjoy watching the day’s events, from the King’s Procession to the famous Buckingham Palace balcony appearance. The screening is a free event taking place from 10am until 2pm on Saturday 6th May. If you wish to watch the screening at Alnwick Castle tickets must be pre-booked through the Alnwick Castle website prior to arrival. 

Take in the Coronation Ceremony from a Coastal Castle

Watch the regal celebration of the Coronation Ceremony from the dramatic setting of Bamburgh Castle. Take your seat within the aptly named ‘King’s Hall’ inside the castle to witness the crowning of our new king, His Majesty King Charles III, from 10am until 2pm. Access to the Bamburgh Castle Coronation screening is included within the price of an admission ticket, which means you can enjoy the rest of your day exploring this coastal fortress and historic royal seat of Northumberland.

Eat Like a King

Dine in style this bank holiday weekend at one of a wide variety of restaurants in Northumberland. From countryside cafes such as The Drift Cafe in Cresswell, dog friendly pubs such as the beautiful, Blanchland-based Lord Crewe Arms, The Holly Bush Inn in Northumberland National Park, The Pheasant Inn in Kielder or one of The Inn Collection Group's coastal pubs such as The Amble Inn. Have a royal dining experience at Langley Castle, try Matfen Hall's luxurious restaurant, relish fresh, home-grown produce at Battlesteads or enjoy sweeping views of the Breamish Valley from The Bosk Restaurant. There are so many options to enjoy a celebratory meal over the Coronation weekend. 

Enjoy The Great Outdoors

This bank holiday weekend spend time with your loved ones in the great outdoors, from exploring the best of Northumberland’s coastline, to discovering wild forests and beautiful gardens. Northumberland has some of the most spectacular areas of natural beauty for you to enjoy, including some of the best cycling routes, as well as some of the most pristine coastal walks and dog friendly beaches.  

Explore The History of Northumberland

With over 900 years of Coronation history being celebrated as part of the traditions of His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation, there is no better time to explore the history of Northumberland. Discover mighty castles that tower over towns, such as Warkworth Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle or lesser known Etal Castle. Based in Ford and Etal Estates, Northumberland's best-kept secret, you can also explore Heatherslaw Corn Mill, Lady Waterford Hall and jump on board the steam train at Heatherslaw Light Railway. Discover fascinating ancient sites and Roman forts like Vindolanda and the Roman Army MuseumHouseateads Roman Fort along Hadrian’s Wall
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Family walk in Northumberland
Couple enjoying a boat trip
Hadrian's Wall
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Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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