Belfast Telegraph

Killyleagh Castle lights up Queen's jubilee year

By Laura Elston

A beacon at Killyleagh Castle in Co Down will be part of a chain of 2,012 Diamond Jubilee Beacons across the Commonwealth in honour of the Queen.

Bonfires will burn and church tower gas flames lit in a chain of celebration around the UK and the world on Monday June 4 to mark the monarch's 60 years on the throne.

The Queen will light the national and final beacon at around 10.30pm at an as-yet secret location.

There will also be beacons on the battlements of the Tower of London, at St James's Palace, Lambeth Palace, on the parapet of Windsor Castle, on the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, at Sandringham, as well as at Balmoral and Edinburgh's Palace of Holyroodhouse.

So far some 1,029 beacons have already registered.

Sixty will be lit along the length of Hadrian's Wall - one for each year of her reign.

The beacons will be set ablaze between 10pm and 10.30pm on June 4.

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