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
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
and the Roman Army Museum
, Houseateads Roman Fort
along Hadrian’s Wall