Celebrate the Coronation in England’s Historic Cities
It’s not long to go until the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, as he is officially crowned on Saturday 6th May 2023. With the long weekend planned, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a visit to one of England’s historic cities and celebrate at one of the many special events.
Afternoon Tea Dance
Durham Town Hall
Thursday 4 May 11am – 2.30pm
Come and celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III, in the heart of Durham City at the historic Durham Town Hall where you can expect a traditional afternoon tea and lots of dancing. Everyone will be welcome, from beginners to more experienced dancers. The Tea Dance will be followed by a delicious Coronation Afternoon Tea.
Saturday 6 May, 6-8pm.
Mark the Kings Coronation with a Special Evensong and take the opportunity to see the beautiful cathedral lit up in red, white and blue as night falls.
Majesty: Monarchy and York Minster
31st March to 1st October
Discover York Minster’s royal connections and collections through an exhibition exploring the cathedral’s centuries-old relationship with the monarchy in celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III.
The influence of the monarchy can be traced throughout York Minster’s history. From the humble baptism of King Edwin of Northumbria on Easter Day in 627, to HM King Charles III’s poignant return in November 2022 to unveil a statue of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Explore these royal events and how they have shaped life and worship at York Minster over the centuries.
Discover more here.
Open from 1st April 2023.
Visitors to Castle Howard will get to experience a royal display as the Long Gallery plays host to an exhibition celebrating the King’s Coronation, featuring luxurious peers’ robes worn to coronations gone by. The full set of Crown Jewels, exact replicas of the historical regalia used in the coronation itself, will also be on display, giving you the opportunity to appreciate first-hand their scale and splendour.
Discover more here.
5th – 6th May 2023
What has royalty done for Bath? What has Bath done for royalty? On both counts, a great deal! The coronation of Edgar, the first crowned king of all England, took place in Bath in 973 AD. Ever since, coronation services have been based on what happened in the Saxon Bath Abbey 1,050 years ago.
Discover Bath’s many fascinating royal connections with a two-hour walking tour on the coronation weekend. Led by a professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the tour takes in a royal-titled theatre, street, square, crescent and park, along with royal-related coats of arms and monuments, to uncover Bath’s intimate links with royalty.
That’s not all, there’s plenty more coronation events taking place in Bath over this long weekend. To discover more click here
29th April – 7th May
Head to the Medieval city of Salisbury to experience the Coronation celebrations at Salisbury’s most iconic building. Enjoy a range of special services and events at Salisbury Cathedral, as you mark the occasion with family and friends!
Witness a moment in history inside one of the country’s most iconic buildings as you watch the Coronation live on the big screen. In the week leading up to the big day, they’ll be a series of themed events and services including a special exhibition in the Cathedral Library and an outdoor performance by the Swing Unlimited Big Band.
6th – 8th May 2023
To celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King, Lincoln Castle will be hosting 3 days of celebrations. If you’re in Lincoln why not visit the castle grounds which will have been dressed in celebratory colours, providing the perfect setting for this momentous occasion. You can also expect live entertainment on the castle bandstand and plenty of space to bring your own picnic.
Coronation Weekend at Belvoir Castle’
7th – 8th may 2023
Belvoir Castle are hosting a right royal celebration to commemorate King Charles III’s accession to the throne. The grounds of this regal castle will provide the ideal backdrop for the occasion, complete with the best of British food, drink and entertainment. Belvoir promises a street party-style celebration to remember – with plenty of bunting, of course!
Dalton Square, Lancaster
7th May 2023
Head to Dalton Square on Sunday 7th May to celebrate King Charles officially being crowned King. You can expect a range of free entertainment including a brass band, live music and even a big screening of the film “King’s Speech” Be sure to remember to bring your own picnic or take a trip to one of Lancaster’s fabulous venues.