Nottingham Castle Queen’s Baton Relay event

Lenton Road, NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6EL

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Queen's Baton relay event
Nottingham Castle
Sunday 10 July
FREE EVENT (ticket required)

The Queen’s Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games (Birmingham 2022) will arrive in the city on Sunday 10 July. This is the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games which commence on Thursday 28 July.

To celebrate the baton visiting Nottingham, there will be an event at Nottingham Castle with music, entertainment, and the baton itself being handed over. The Sheriff of Nottingham will be in attendance. The Castle will open at 12 noon until 6pm.

There are 3,000 tickets available. The Castle will be closed to usual visitors all day, but this free event is open to anybody living in the city, will be by ticket only, and limited to six per household. Council Tax details (account number) and postcode must be added and will be verified to make the booking.

Tickets will allow people access to the site from 12 noon until 6pm and will include access to the newly transformed Ducal Palace as well as to the baton relay activities. Because the baton will be passing through the caves, there will be no tours that day, Robin Hood Adventures will also be closed.

Queen’s Baton Relay and community celebration entertainment schedule

14:15 – Contrast Steel Band

15:00 – Adam Buss (host) on stage to introduce Sheriff of Nottingham (Speech)

15:15 – Baton arrival music begins

15:17 – Baton arrival through entrance / on to bandstand / around the grounds etc.

15:45 – Concrete Rose Band

16:45 – Contrast Steel Band (2nd set)

17:25 – Live music ends

Demand is expected to be high and while city residents have priority, any unclaimed tickets will be offered on general release, with a small number of walk-ups possible on the day if tickets are not redeemed.

The baton is in Nottinghamshire for a short period, so the Castle is probably the best opportunity to see it. On Sunday 10 July, Trent Bridge will officially welcome the Baton at the IT20 England v India match so those lucky enough to have a ticket for this sell-out fixture will be able to see the baton there.

The baton will then experience a boat ride where it might be glimpsed along the Nottingham and Beeston Canal travelling via kayak, before travelling through the famous network of caves to Nottingham Castle and to the event.


The Queen’s Baton

The Queen’s Baton for Birmingham 2022 was created in a West Midlands collaboration that fused art, technology and science. Made from copper, aluminium and steel, the Baton also features a platinum strand in homage to The Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year. It is also equipped with cutting-edge technology; 360-degree camera, heart rate monitor, atmospheric sensors and LED lighting.

For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit

The information provided on the route through England is subject to local authority approval and therefore could be subject to change.

About the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay
Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities in every corner of the Commonwealth ahead of Birmingham 2022.

The Baton has already begun its epic journey across the Commonwealth, where it will have visited Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the Americas, it will return to England in July 2022 for the final countdown to the Commonwealth Games.

The Queen’s Baton will travel around England for 25 days, before the Relay officially ends at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on 28 July 2022. The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities from across Commonwealth during the build up to the Games.

This collective journey will ignite hope, solidarity and collaboration for the next generation, with these stories leaving us all inspired to take on the challenges that matter most to us. 

For more information, visit

About the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games   

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from 28 July until 8 August 2022, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the city, the region, and its people on the global stage.     

The Games is already proving to be a catalyst for transformation across the West Midlands, attracting new investment and funding, creating jobs and apprenticeships for local people and new opportunities for local businesses, as well as accelerating projects that will ensure the region is ready to host a fantastic sports and cultural celebration.     

Birmingham 2022 will be the Games for everyone, bringing people together from across Birmingham and the region, to provide a warm welcome to millions of visitors during the summer of 2022.

Find out more at     


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