Next up in Pride of Britain Hotels’ Platinum Jubilee series is the North of England.
From Royal Tea in the Lake District, to a jubilant street party on the Durham Coast, here’s a host of ways to celebrate the Royal milestone in the North of England:
Special Platinum Jubilee celebrations
The Queen has visited the Lake District on several occasions, enjoying a trip on a Victorian steamer on Lake Windermere, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Whitehaven town and harbour and walking through Bowness on Windermere. Why not follow in The Queen’s footsteps and join the Jubilee celebrations at Whitehaven Harbour (2-5 June)? The harbourside will look pretty as a picture, decorated with red, white and blue bunting, plus there will be a reading of the proclamation by the town crier, a funfair, street theatre, brass band and a cake baking competition.
The North York Moors National Park is also proud to be celebrating its Platinum anniversary in 2022. There will be an action-packed itinerary of special events, family activities, guided walks and exhibitions. Hear the stories of the National Park over the last 70 years while learning about wildlife, local history and archaeology (2 March-6 November) on A Breath of Fresh Air guided walk or join The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons at various sites across the North York Moors, including Danby Beacon.
Across The North of England on the four-day Jubilee weekend in June, there will be street parties galore, beacon lightings and fireworks.
Royal Afternoon Tea in the Lake District
Indulge in afternoon tea, one of The Queen’s favourite pastimes, against the beautiful backdrop of Bassenthwaite Lake. The Royal Afternoon Tea at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa includes a delicious selection of sandwiches, scone with jam and clotted cream and a selection of sweet and savoury delights, accompanied with a pot of tea of coffee, and a glass of Champagne. Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa stands resplendent against the dramatic silhouette of Skiddaw Mountain and Lake District Fells. Among the interesting twists and turns in its history, the hall offered hospitality to the infamous claimant to the throne Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) and the Duke of Cumberland during the 1745 Jacobite uprising. Royal Afternoon Tea costs £58 per person. Stay overnight at Armathwaite Hall from £220 per room per night (two sharing), including full English breakfast.
Family fun in Brampton
A family fun day in Brampton, Cumbria (5 June), will feature live entertainment, an inflatable assault course, bouncy castle, mini golf, a tug of war competition and a barbeque. There’s a toddler play park for little ones and a sweet stall to stock up on candy floss, popcorn or slush puppies. Stay nearby at Farlam Hall Hotel & Restaurant which has a selection of exquisitely appointed rooms and five luxurious cottages to choose from. Dating back to the 16th century, there are six acres of secluded gardens beckoning to be explored and the UNESCO world heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall is also close by. Stay overnight at Farlam Hall Hotel & Restaurant from £149 per room per night (two sharing), including full English breakfast.
70 Years of the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire
After exploring the beauty of the North York Moors National Park on foot, return to Yorebridge House in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales to enjoy a delicious hearty meal in the candle-lit dining room. The restored Victorian schoolhouse is the epitome of laid-back luxury and welcomes walkers with open arms, several of the bedrooms have outdoor hot tubs to soak sore muscles or simply unwind with a Yorkshire gin and tonic. Stay overnight at Yorebridge House from £220 per room per night (two sharing), including breakfast.
Formal and Japanese gardens in Yorkshire
Set in formal gardens and parkland (including an English Heritage-listed Japanese garden), Grantley Hall is a striking 17th century Palladian mansion, which combines eclectic artwork with period features. Situated close to the Cathedral city of Ripon and the Yorkshire Dales, Grantley Hall has hosted royalty, celebrities, socialites and soldiers during its colourful history. Set over two floors, the hotel’s Royal Suite has views of the River Skell and there’s a Presidential Suite which has its own Baby Grand piano. Stay overnight at Grantley Hall from £600 per room per night (two sharing), including full English breakfast.
Sing-alongs, parades and beacon lighting in Chester
The Lord Mayor of Chester will be leading a celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with a sing-along, the lighting of a beacon and a military parade (2 June). Stay a short stroll away from the action at The Chester Grosvenor. With its half-timbered façade, top-hatted doormen and location on one of Chester’s most famous streets, the hotel has been an icon of style since it opened to great fanfare in 1865 and includes such plush touches as a 28,000-piece chandelier. Stay overnight at The Chester Grosvenor from £165 per room per night (two sharing), including full English breakfast.
A Seaham Street party in County Durham
There will be a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street Party in Seaham on 2 June. The lively harbour town on Durham’s Heritage Coast will come alive with the sound of music and entertainment throughout the day. Stay nearby at Seaham Hall, a resplendent Georgian manor house where the Romantic poet Lord Byron married Annabella Milbanke in 1815. To celebrate his wedding to Anne, Lord Byron sent a bottle of the rare single malt Spey whisky to his friend King George III. The Duke of Wellington stayed in 1827 and former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was a frequent patron.Seaham Hall are also having their own event on 5th June, with a ‘Jubilee Street Party’ on the outdoor terrace. Enjoy afternoon tea and Pimm’s being served on one long table for a maximum of 36 guests, with live music from Adair. This is a ticketed event and you can secure your place here https://seahamhall.wearegifted.co.uk/jubilee-street-party. Stay overnight at Seaham Hall from £315 per room per night (two sharing), including full English breakfast.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert in Lancashire
Ribble Valley projects to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee include a beacon-lighting ceremony, a footpath trail, a commemorative stone and the planting of 70 trees. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert (28 May) hosted by The Ribble Valley Music Festival is set to be a momentous occasion that will bring The Queen’s reign to life with music performed by Championship Section Wingates Band from each of her seven reigning decades. Stay nearby at Northcote, a foodie haven in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Stay overnight at Northcote from £215 per room per night (two sharing), including full English breakfast.