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Where To See The Olympic Torch – Route Revealed

Today, the first 74 locations on the 2012 London Olympic torch route through England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, have been revealed.

The route, starting at Land’s End on Saturday 19th May 2012, covers every region in the UK and even includes island visits to the Northern Isles and Channel Islands, will see the Olympic torch travel over 8,000 miles (12,800 km).

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have stressed that the route is not comprehensive and more places will be added in the coming months. LOCOG also said the Olympic flame will come within a one-hour journey of at least 95% of people living in the UK.

The flame will be carried by 8,000 torchbearers, 7,200 of whom will be members of the general public that have been nominated by people who know them.

The Olympic Torch Route

The map below shows all of the stops of the London Olympic torch relay along with what date it will be arriving in each location:

Olympic Torch Route Map

Olympic Torch Route Map

May

  • Sat 19 May – Land’s End
  • Sat 19 May – Plymouth
  • Sun 20 May – Exeter
  • Mon 21 May – Taunton
  • Tue 22 May – Bristol
  • Wed 23 May – Cheltenham
  • Thu 24 May – Worcester
  • Fri 25 May – Cardiff
  • Sat 26 May – Swansea
  • Sun 27 May – Aberystwyth
  • Mon 28 May – Bangor
  • Tue 29 May – Chester
  • Wed 30 May – Stoke on Trent
  • Thu 31 May – Bolton

June

  • Fri 1 June – Liverpool
  • Sat 2 June – Isle of Man
  • Sun 3 June – Portrush
  • Mon 4 June – Londonderry
  • Tue 5 June – Newry
  • Wed 6 June – Belfast
  • Fri 8 June – Glasgow
  • Sat 9 June – Inverness
  • Sun 10 June – Orkney
  • Sun 10 June – Shetland
  • Mon 11 June – Isle of Lewis
  • Mon 11 June – Aberdeen
  • Tue 12 June – Dundee
  • Wed 13 June – Edinburgh
  • Thu 14 June – Alnwick
  • Fri 15 June – Newcastle
  • Sat 16 June – Durham
  • Sun 17 June – Middlesbrough
  • Mon 18 June – Hull
  • Tue 19 June – York
  • Wed 20 June – Carlisle
  • Thu 21 June – Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Fri 22 June – Blackpool
  • Sat 23 June – Manchester
  • Sun 24 June – Leeds
  • Mon 25 June – Sheffield
  • Tue 26 June – Cleethorpes
  • Wed 27 June – Lincoln
  • Thu 28 June – Nottingham
  • Fri 29 June – Derby
  • Sat 30 June – Birmingham

July

  • Sun 1 July – Coventry
  • Mon 2 July – Leicester
  • Tue 3 July – Peterborough
  • Wed 4 July – Norwich
  • Thu 5 July – Ipswich
  • Fri 6 July – Chelmsford
  • Sat 7 July – Cambridge
  • Sun 8 July – Luton
  • Mon 9 July – Oxford
  • Tue 10 July – Reading
  • Wed 11 July – Salisbury
  • Thu 12 July – Weymouth & Portland
  • Fri 13 July – Bournemouth
  • Sat 14 July – Southampton
  • Sun 15 July – Guernsey
  • Sun 15 July – Jersey
  • Sun 15 July – Portsmouth
  • Mon 16 July – Brighton & Hove
  • Tue 17 July – Hastings
  • Wed 18 July – Dover
  • Thu 19 July – Maidstone
  • Fri 20 July – Guildford
  • Sat 21 July – Waltham Forest
  • Sun 22 July – Bexley
  • Mon 23 July – Wandsworth
  • Tue 24 July – Ealing
  • Wed 25 July – Haringey
  • Thu 26 July – Westminster
  • Fri 27 July – Opening ceremony, Olympic Park, Stratford

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