Seven Coronation Sites

BBC Countryfile – June 2022

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this month’s BBC Countryfile magazine has a right royal theme running through it.

Check out my Top Seven Coronation Sites across Great Britain where our monarchs have been crowned in the past.

They include:

Westminster Abbey – where all of our monarchs (with the exception of two) have been crowned since 1066.

Old Minster, Winchester, where the outline of the Old Minster can still be seen in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral today.

Bath Abbey, Somerset, from where there is a fantastic walk to view the glorious Georgian skyline.

Scone Abbey, Perth, the venue of 13 coronations on the Stone of Scone.

Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, where King Harthnacnut was crowned – he is a first cousin to the Queen (albeit 28 times removed).

Owain Glyndwr Centre, Machynlleth, marks the spot where Owain Glyndwr, the last Prince of Wales was crowned in 1404.

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire where the nine-year-old henry II was hastily crowned.