In 2022, the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service – and becoming the first British monarch to reach such an impressive milestone! A four-day bank holiday weekend across the 2nd and 5th June is the focal point for the celebrations, with events set to take place across the country to mark the historic occasion. Join us in the Lake District, Cumbria, to celebrate in style, with plenty taking place across the four-day bank holiday weekend.

Augill Castle

Places to Stay


If you’re looking for the full experience on your visit, there are lots of places to stay which are fit for royalty. Why not sleep in a castle? Appleby Castle and Augill Castle both offer accommodation in historic surroundings, with modern comforts aplenty. There are also grand country houses and luxurious hotels in which to rest your head. Don’t wait too long to book, as rooms do go quickly – if you’re planning a right royal visit this Platinum Jubilee, find and book your perfect place to stay here.

Head to Askham Hall and enjoy a Jubilee weekend stay from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June, with dinner included on both nights. Dine like royalty at the Michelin starred Allium at Askham Hall, and sleep in the same house often frequented by Prince Philip on his trips to visit the 7th Earl of Lonsdale.

The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven

Places to Visit

The Lake District, Cumbria, has welcomed the Queen on several occasions across the years; and if you’d like to follow in her footsteps, there’s plenty of opportunity to do so!

Take a trip onto Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises to see the water as the Queen has done a number of times before; visit Whitehaven , where her Majesty officially re-opened the town’s newly refurbished Beacon Museum; and stroll through the streets of Bowness on Windermere.

Why not explore one of our historic houses, complete with grand and magnificent gardens?

Platinum Jubilee Jam

Photo: Lakeland Artisan Jubilee Jam

Food & Drink


Take a little piece of the Lake District, Cumbria, home with you. Lakeland Artisan has created a limited-edition Jubilee Jam to commemorate the occasion, bursting with berries and a great accompaniment to your scones as you celebrate the Jubilee. Hawkshead Relish’s Cherries Jubilee Jam is rich with the flavour of cherries and a dash of Kirsch – delicious served warm with ice cream.

Then there are our restaurants, pubs and cafes: each fit for royalty, with fantastic food and drink to indulge in. Many are running special events over the Jubilee weekend, from lunches to afternoon teas.

Afternoon tea at The Art Lounge B&B, Cockermouth

What’s On


Across the Lake District, Cumbria, there’s a whole host of jubilee themed events to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend, from afternoon tea to a party in the park. Here’s a taste of what’s going on, with more to come – keep an eye on our Jubilee page to stay up to date with all the latest celebrations.

 Keep an eye on our What’s On section for everything going on during your visit to our beautiful corner of the world.

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