5 best fireworks displays in the United Kingdom


We’re here to make sure fireworks night goes with a bang. Scouring the length and breadth of the country, we’ve found the best fireworks in the UK where you can see some great pyrotechnics, and plenty more besides…


Best Fireworks in the UK: London

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5th November – With Tower Bridge as the backdrop, the free Southwark Fireworks Display attracts around 30,000 people every year, making it one of the capital’s most popular. For the best vantage point in town, head to the viewing platform on the 72nd floor of the Shard. Explre South Bank and its surroundings and stay at a nearby IHG Hotel.



Best Fireworks in the UK: Cardiff

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5th November – See Cardiff Castle lit up with Wales’s biggest fireworks extravaganza and then explore this compact, fun-packed city. The nightlife and shopping are great – so base yourself at the Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre. And while you’re in town you should try and take a tour of the crucible of Welsh rugby – the Millennium Stadium. Sparks in the Park. £7.50 for adults, £3.75 for kids.



Best Fireworks in the UK: York

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29th October – Stay in the beautiful medieval city of York at the Hotel Indigo York and you have the ideal location for a historic bonfire night. Kaboom at nearby Castle Howard is a fireworks display to remember and fair for all the family. Back in town, look out for the rumoured 500+ ghosts in what some call England’s spookiest city. Kaboom – £13.75 for adults, £10 for kids.



Best Fireworks in the UK: Edinburgh

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5th November – Edinburgh knows how to put on a show. The beautiful, honey-coloured buildings are lit up on Bonfire Night by displays throughout the city, and the best view in the house is from the top of Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park. Explore the Old Town on the way, with its great shops, bars and restaurants – and book yourself a stay at one of our many Edinburgh hotels.



Best Fireworks in the UK: Cambridge

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5th November – Cambridge’s stunning Midsummer Common is the setting for the city’s annual fireworks fest. And when the last rockets have faded, you have one the country’s most beautiful and historic cities to explore – stay at the Holiday Inn Cambridge as a great base from which to explore the city and the local area. And don’t miss out on the legendary sticky Chelsea buns at Fitzbillies while you’re in town!

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