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Roaring Bonfire Nights around Sussex

The peaceful and beautiful county of Sussex is about to be overrun with blazing bonfires, burning effigies and toffee apples as the county gears up for a spectacular Fireworks Night. From the raucous parties in the towns to vigils in the villages, there is sure to be an event over this weekend to tempt those of all tastes.

Lots of ooohs and ahhhhs

Lots of ooohs and ahhhhs

The town of Lewes hosts by far the most decadent and loud of the celebrations to honour the memory of their most famous pyromaniac, Guy Fawkes.  Lewes is known to be home to the best bonfires in England!

With packed streets full of fancy dress and seven separate Firework Councils leading the spectacle, the celebration is sure to secure the oooohs and aaaaahs of the 50,000 odd partygoers who have been known to visit on the night of the 5th.

Lewes - such a great town

Lewes – such a great town

Festivities are scheduled to go on from 5pm all night with road closures from 4pm onwards, so the best way to get into Lewes is by public transport (but be warned, there will be queues!).

Sparklers make bonfire night!

Sparklers make bonfire night!

Mulberry are pleased to join in the fun with their local properties, Yellowhammer is situated in Plumpton, just ten minutes away from Lewes itself.

A great evening out

A great evening out

If you miss the celebrations in Lewes, Rye in Sussex also hosts a magnificent bonfire night just a week later on the 14th.  The Fireworks are launched from the far side of where the fishing fleet moor, good vantage points include the salts, Hilders cliff, the cricket pitch and the back of the Queens pub as well as the Monckbretton bridge area.. The event scheduled to last from 6.30 until 9.30 so there will be plenty of time to enjoy the enormous bonfire, impressive fireworks and to eat more toffee apples than is sensible!

Bengal light

A perfect way to brighten up November!

If your tastes run toward the more sedate, there are plenty of smaller bonfire night celebrations around the country which are equally as enjoyable.  Firstly on the 5th there is Lindfield, on the outskirts of the picturesque Haywards Heath, which hosts an evening of fun and frolics for all the family. The bonfire night often starts with a children’s fancy dress competition at 6.30pm following with the parade through the town to the common where a bonfire being lit and fireworks released.

If you want to come down and celebrate with the Sussex folk, then have a look at our cottages dotted around the Sussex countryside, we have some gorgeous cottages in Sussex, perfect to make the most of this very special time of year!

If you love the idea of coming to Sussex for bonfire night, just check out our website www.mulberrycottages.com or call us on 01227 464958, we’re here 7 days a week!

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