From Windsor right up to Balmoral, there’s a veritable red carpet of Royal palaces, homes, gardens and venues you can visit this Jubilee summer. But the celebrations don’t have to end there, with many of the country’s heritage venues, houses, parks and city centres hosting Jubilee events this summer, especially over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Fascinating home of the famous Gillow furniture-making dynasty to this very day, Leighton Hall certainly knows a bit about family history! For the Jubilee weekend it’s throwing the Queen of all parties, featuring events for all the family and acts from pop to classical, including UB40, Ministry of Sound Disco, Sister Sledge and Manchester Hacienda DJ sets.
Royal magnificence, excess, intrigue, drama and skullduggery come thrillingly to life in this spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II. From the tapestried Great Hall and Tudor kitchens to 60 acres of gardens, it embodies the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children, and the world of the Tudor court.
The Trooping of the Colour at Horse Guards Parade has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years, including many iconic ceremonies featuring the Queen. Situated in central Whitehall between Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey, the Museum lies at the heart of historic London in magnificent mid-18th century vaulted stables.
If you’d rather celebrate the Jubilee a little more quietly and immersed in nature, then why not head to Jubilee Woods, a 460-acre woodland, planted in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, with lots of hidden treasures to discover. A bird watcher’s paradise, the wood has an abundance of wildlife, including skylarks, buzzards and the rare hen harrier.Learn More