Bridgwater Carnival from £28pp

Destination: UK Holiday Type: Coach Tour
Departure Date: 04 November 2017 Operator: Joining Points - Days Out
Duration: 1 Days Accommodation: Day Excursion

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Date: Price Per Person Travel Club Member
04 November 2017 £31pp £28pp
About Your Holiday  
The Itinerary
Day 1 Bridgewater Carnival
Itinerary may change without notice.
Features  

- Bridgewater Carnival
- Free time to view the Carnival
- Coach Travel from Wiltshire

 

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival

The origins of our annual carnival in Bridgwater can be traced back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators, failed in their attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. That story is well known to everyone, but what is not so widely acknowledged is that it was King James 1st and his parliament who decreed that the events of 5 November should be commemorated annually with the lighting of bonfires, a tradition which is celebrated across the nation to this very day.

Maybe it was because Bridgwater was staunchly protestant in those days that the townsfolk celebrated with greater vigour than anywhere else, creating a tradition of widespread merrymaking on the annual anniversary of the fifth . Or maybe it was just an excuse to enjoy an evening of fun around the bonfire before the long, cold nights of winter really set in.

Whatever the reason, those celebrations have now grown into the magnificent spectacle which takes to the streets of Bridgwater each year in early November.

 

 
   
   
Joining Points - Days Out  

Main Coach Points

Devizes, Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Melksham, & Pewsey

Feeder Points

Bradford on Avon, Bromham, Holt, Lyneham, Trowbridge, Warminster & Westbury

Feeder points may not be available please check when booking

 

 

 

 
     
     
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