Take the train … to Blighty’s best fireworks displays
Make this November 5th one to remember by taking the train to some of the UK’s best firework displays and bonfire night celebrations. Just be sure to check our journey planner for cheap tickets before you get set for gunpowder, treason and nefarious plotting …
• Take the train to London
London was the site of the original 1605 gunpowder plot – so it’s the go-to place for bonfires and fireworks. Take the train to London and stop by the Houses of Parliament – where Guy Fawkes originally attempted to blow up the King and the government just a few hundred years ago. And catch the fireworks at Battersea Park at 8pm – one of London’s best-loved displays.
• Take the train to Devon
Take the train to Devon and head for the sweet village of Ottery St Mary’s – where locals roll flaming tar barrels through the streets every bonfire night. Barrels are set alight outside snug country pubs and local landmarks all throughout the day, before a massive bonfire is lit in a local field.
• Take the train to Kent
Hop on a train to Kent and pop on a shuttle bus to Edenbridge Town. Edenbridge Town may be a typically charming English village, but it is near famous for its firework displays. Every year this sleepy town holds bonfire processions, costumed parades, street parties and torch lit walks before burning a 30ft celebrity guy – filled with fireworks.
• Take the train to Edinburgh
The Scottish capital is known for its party atmosphere – especially as thousands of revellers begin the New Year enjoying Edinburgh’s Hogmanay fireworks. But on November 5th, fireworks fans should head to Meadowbank Stadium for fireworks and bag-piping or pick a spot on Prices Street or North Bridge to watch the impressive firework display over Edinburgh Castle.
• Take the train to Glasgow
Every year, Scotland’s biggest city sees fireworks explode, in time to music, over the grounds of Glasgow Green and the historic People’s Palace. Take the train to Queen Street or Central Station and head to Glasgow Green for 6.30pm for pre-fireworks fun and music.
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