Remember remember the fifth of November. If you live in England, chances are that Bonfire Night is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year. For those of you who are utterly perplexed by what the night is all about, in brief it celebrates a foiled plot to kill King James I back in 1605. Bonfires are burned with effigies of Guy Fawkes (the would-be terrorist) perched on the top and fireworks are lit to remember how Fawkes planned to use gunpowder to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Even small villages host Guy Fawkes night celebrations, but if you’re looking for a truly special experience, here are seven of the best places to head on the 5th November.
If it’s all about the location for you, then the obvious option is to head north to Hadrian’s Wall for Bonfire Night. Taking place at Segedunum Roman Fort, built on the wall, Fireworks at the Fort provide dramatic entertainment every year. One of the largest and most impressive pyrotechnic displays in the north of England, watching the fireworks explode over the ancient fort is not to be missed.