Edinburgh is renowned for its history and culture and what better way to experience the city than under a display of fireworks on November 5th? This date marks, bonfire night or Guy Fawkes. A British tradition commemorating the foiled gunpowder plot of 1605 upon the houses of parliament in an attempt to kill King James the first and take out as many members of parliament as possible. To celebrate each year, fireworks displays occur around the country as well as bonfires often topped with burning effigies of Guy Fawkes himself.

So now that the backdrop is set to this exciting occasion, what would be our recommendations for those planning to get involved in Edinburgh?


The city’s main event takes place at Meadowbank Stadium which features pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm followed by a half hour fireworks display taking place at 7.30pm. With over 30 years’ experience of hosting the event, Meadowbank stadium really is the place to be on November 5th. This promises to be a fantastic event for all the family, find out more here.

If you can’t quite wait for the 5th, want to do both or are looking for a Halloween/Bonfire night mash-up, then The SLA Fireworks Extravaganza is for you. Taking place at George Watsons Rugby Ground on November 1st, this promises to be a spooktackular night, full of family fun, hot food and a great display brought to you by Pyromancer Fireworks.

For a fireworks show with a difference, head out to Queensferry and take in a unique fireworks display set against the backdrop of Hopeton House. With an array of pre-show entertainment, food stalls and fantastic fireworks choreographed to music, this event has all the ingredients for a great family bonfire night. Click here to book tickets.

Why not stay with us at either Merchiston Residence or Old Town Chambers? Take in a great fireworks display in Edinburgh and then get in out of the cold in your very own luxury serviced apartment!