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Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations

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This an amazing experience and well worth joining the thousands who go each year to watch the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
sky0fblue
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Teddington, United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing expirience

We had a great time at the Lewes Bonfire night. The atmosphere was great, the people friendly and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
deanp552
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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Lewes Bonfire Night is the biggest 5th of November celebrations in the world – totally transforming the usually peaceful town of Lewes. There are more than 30 processions through the narrow streets, starting at around 5 p.m. and going all night...more
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

This an amazing experience and well worth joining the thousands who go each year to watch the torchlit processions through the streets before each bonfire society heads towards its bonfire and fireworks display. A few tips - ** trains don't stop at Lewes after a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

We had a great time at the Lewes Bonfire night. The atmosphere was great, the people friendly and wow what an experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

We have been visiting Lewes for Bonfire Night for the last 5 years. We truly love it, from arriving on the 4th to see the pre Bonfire Night fireworks to the amazing night on the 5th. The parades, the fireworks, the celebrations & the prayers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Everyone should experience the Lewes night at least once. It’s like turning time back 100 years plus with flame torches, barrel rolling (tradition every year), amazing parade of giant models of characters.... amazing, all topped by several firework displays... best experience EVER

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Much has been written about Lewes Bonfire Night and what a spectacle it is but the reality is completely different, suggesting that many who rave about it have never actually been. Take a town of 10,000 people, cram in another 20,000 on narrow, dark pavements...More

Date of experience: November 2017
5  Thank Ed S
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Lewes has the biggest bonfire celebrations in the country or world. It's crazy wild and amazing all in one go.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank ladolcevilla
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This year was my first time attending Lewes' Bonfire Night, and I was dragged across the country by my boyfriend (Sussex born and raised) to see them. And I'm glad he did, because it's truly an incredible evening. The town becomes absolutely packed, and begins...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank thisgradtravels
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I genuinely cannot express how amazing Lewes bonfire night is. The whole town is in celebration with numerous different firework displays, barrell rolling and parades. The atmosphere is amazing and perfect for families as well as groups looking for drinks and a good time. This...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank londonlou89
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Thirty thousand or more spectators annually trek to the small Sussex town of Lewes, where Guy Fawkes' treasonous plot of 1605 and 17 Protestant martyrs in the mid 1500s are still commemorated by six Bonfire Societies. Massive processions follow separate routes through the town, which...More

Date of experience: November 2015
9  Thank Nigel N
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