Celebrate Bonfire Night with a Bang!
As the rhyme goes, remember, remember the 5th of November! In 1605, Guy Fawkes led the Gunpowder Plot in an attempt to kill King James I and his government – something that we still celebrate today as across the UK with hundreds of stunning firework displays taking place to light up the dark autumn night sky. Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with awesome accommodation, has researched where to stay to see the most impressive displays from across the UK.
Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular, Kent
Every year, Leeds Castle in Kent, Maidstone, serves as the stunning backdrop to a fabulous firework display. This year’s theme is ‘Greatest Names in Music’ so don’t miss out on what promises to be an amazing event for both the eyes and ears. By staying at the comfortable and rustic Black Horse Inn you will be only a short 15 minute drive from this fantastic display and will be able to indulge in a gourmet meal at the inn’s restaurant in front of an open fire.
Midsummer Common Fireworks Display, Cambridge
For over twenty years, Cambridge council has put on a magnificent spectacular family-friendly firework display, and this year is set to be no different. With a fun fair starting from 6pm, fabulous fireworks and a big bonfire, this free event is not to be missed. Located less than a 10 minute walk from Midsummer Common (where the display is held) are The Luxurious Riverside apartments. These spacious and cosy apartments are the perfect place to unwind after watching this stunning firework display in the cold November weather.
Alexandra Palace Firework Festival, London
The fireworks display at Alexandra Palace is one of the capitals biggest and most exciting. With a firework and laser beam light show, a German bier festival, an ice skating rink and more food stands than you can shake your sparkler at, make sure you get here early so you can take full advantage. You can be at one of Alexandra Palace’s closest tube stations, Wood Green, in 15 minutes thanks to the luxurious 4-star Megaro Hotel located only a stone’s throw from King’s Cross St Pancras station. Why not make the most of this central location and see what else London has to offer?
Lewes Bonfire Night Festival, Lewes
Arguably the biggest and best firework display in the UK is the Lewes Bonfire Night Festival. Every year, six bonfire societies come together to create this festival that features parades, marching bands, seventeen burning crosses to commemorate the seventeen martyrs burned near Lewes memorial in the sixteenth century, and a burning effigy. This festival is not one for the faint hearted. A stay at the My Brighton Hotel offers quirky designer rooms mixed with ancient principles of Feng Shui. Why not continue the festivities in the intimate cocktail bar or relax in the library?
Sparks in the Park, Cardiff
Every year, the Cardiff Round Table organise a spectacular fireworks display, Sparks in the Park, just behind Cardiff Castle at Cooper’s Field. This popular event is the biggest fireworks display in Wales and attracts up to 20,000 people every year! With kid’s entertainment, food and drink stands and the fireworks bursting into life against the beautiful Cardiff Castle backdrop, this will make for a memorable Bonfire Night. Only a 5 minute walk away is the Number One Fitzhamon Apartment where you can relax in your private lounge after the frivolities of the festival.
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