Beacons lit across the Westcountry to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee

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Crowds gathered on Durdham Downs to see the beacon being lit Photo: ITV West

A vast network of Beacons were lit across the Westcountry last night celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Queen will lit the last of 4000 beacons across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as well as the Commonwealth and UK Overseas Territories.

Among the jubilee beacons lit across the region at last night was this one at Twerton Roundhill overlooking Bath Credit: ITV West

In Bristol a beacon was on Durdham Downs by the Sea Wall. The pile of branches was lit at 10pm. There was be a procession across the downs beforehand and organisers asked children to dress up as kings and queens.

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More than 5,000 people have headed to the Downs in Bristol for the lighting of the beacon Credit: ITV West

More than 5,000 people turned out to see the beacon on Durdham Downs being lit.

On Solsbury Hill near Bath, a light show was provided by six hot air balloons as the beacon was lit at what was one of the highest points in the network.

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The view of the hot air ballons on Solsbury Hill from Larkhall in Bath Credit: Noelle Haslam

You can find out more about the last day of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on right here our website and on the Westcountry Tonight.