The spectacular Guy Fawkes fireworks show in St. Albans

Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated throughout the United Kingdom on or around 5th November and commemorates the foiled attempt to assassinate King James I. Every year, the Brits celebrate Guy Fawkes night with bonfires and fireworks; it really is a fun evening for everyone. On my recent blog trip to St. Albans, I had the opportunity to witness a Guy Fawkes fireworks show in the town’s gorgeous Verulamium Park. As you’ll see from the photos and video below, the fireworks show in St. Albans is truly a spectacular event!

The evening started with a handful of sparklers…

And then the show began! A dazzling fireworks display that drew loud cheers from the crowds.

Check out the video below to watch a minute of the fireworks show.

More than 20,000 people visit the Verulamium Park to witness this fantastic fireworks display every year. If you’re visiting London in the first week of November and you’re looking for a place to watch the fireworks, I highly recommend St. Albans – the town is a mere 20-minute train-ride away from London’s St. Pancras station. Don’t forget to wear a sturdy pair of shoes and a warm coat. I recommend spending the night in St. Albans to give yourself time to explore the town’s historical sights, such as its magnificent Cathedral and the Roman ruins and mosaics.

A big thank you goes to Andy Jarosz for organising the blog trip to St. Albans and to Gail of the delightful Black Lion Inn for hosting us!

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9 Responses to “The spectacular Guy Fawkes fireworks show in St. Albans”

  1. Sarah Wu 20/11/2010 7:32 am
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    Firework are gorgeous. Great shots!

  2. Spencer 19/11/2010 11:58 am
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    I miss Guy Fawkes Night. It was always a top night when I lived in England.

  3. David @ Malaysia Asia 17/11/2010 8:03 pm
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    Lovely pictures of the fireworks Keith! Must have been such an amazing sight, too bad we don’t celebrate Guy Fawkes Day over here.

  4. Andi 17/11/2010 4:13 pm
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    What fabulous photos!!! I’m such a big fan of fireworks. :)

  5. IsabellesTravel 16/11/2010 5:12 pm
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    Great pictures and I love the video. Brings back memories! It was a spectacular night :)

  6. velvet 16/11/2010 4:55 pm
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    Thanks for your comment Leslie. It was a GREAT night! St. Albans is an absolutely lovely town, just a short train-ride north of London.

    Cheers,
    Keith

  7. LeslieTravel 16/11/2010 4:53 pm
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    Great photos! Looks like a fun night.

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