Battle Proms

Picnic Concerts

Battle Proms

Venues in 2021
Spitfire ML407

Spitfire is due to display.

The Battle Proms Concerts have been running since 1997 and attract 40,000 visitors every year.

This longest running 'picnic proms' series features a 2-hour orchestral programme within the unique atmosphere of stately homes in Lincolnshire, Warwickshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Herefordshire.

Although there is less flying than, for example, the Shuttleworth Collection's evening music airshows at Old Warden, the additional entertainment is spectactular, including canon fire, Napoleonic Cavalry Display, evening gun salute and firework finale.

Battle Proms 2021
Blenheim PalaceOxfordshire3rd July 2021
Burghley HouseLincolnshire10th July 2021
Hatfield HouseHertfordshire17th July 2021
Highclere CastleHampshire31st July 2021
Ragley HallWarwickshire7th August 2021
'Grace' Spitfire Mk1XT G-LFIX 'ML407'
Red Devils Parachute Display Team at 18.45
All appearances are subject to technical, weather and other constraints

Blenheim Palace, 3rd JulyDriving directions

Burghley House, 10th JulyDriving directions

Hatfield House, 17th JulyDriving directions

Highclere Castle, 31st JulyDriving directions

Ragley Hall, 7th AugustDriving directions

Getting to the Show

By car

Use Sat Nav *** until you get close, but ignore the sat nav in favour of local directions signs as soon as you see them. There are links to route planners in the Travel Advice column if you prefer to plan ahead or don't have sat nav.

By Train

There are direct trains to ** from relatively local towns, such as ***, and main hubs, such as ***, with onwards trains to all main lines including ***, which is about *** hours away.

Click here to create a pocket timetable for your journey between any stations on the National Rail network.

The variety of rail tickets and fares can be very confusing. Trainline and Raileasy web sites list all ticket and fare options for the time and day of travel you choose but they both levy an admin fee. Click either of the blue ticket agency names to go to their web site.

Travel Advice

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Highways Agency
Incidents and enquiries
National Railway Map
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Journey planning by public transport
Route planners (Road)
Bing (Microsoft)

Accommodation near the show

It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.

There are plenty of booking agencies. We find that many of the well known ones are better at finding hotels from international or larger UK chains and may suggest hotels in main towns or cities quite a distance from the show site.

There are Premier Inn hotels in *** and about *** and The International Hotels Group have a Holiday Inn Express in ***, about 13 miles from ***

, and there is also a .

Weather for the show area

UK Met Office Forecast

A full 7 day *** weather forecast from the UK Met Office

The Met office 7-day forecast includes actual and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays.

The BBC's 14-day forecast has overall conditions including and hourly estimate of temperature, wind direction, wind speed and UV range.

Click the blue-text link to go to the forecast. The location is already built into the links.

2021 Shows Basics

3rd, 10th, 17th & 31st July
7th August
See the 2021 tab for details.

Airshow links


Parking from 2 p.m.
Gates open 3.30 p.m.