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Bridgwater Carnival

Bridgwater Carnival

The biggest and best illuminated carnival in the World!


The biggest and best illuminated carnival in the World!

The history of the Bridgwater carnival dates back to the 1605 gunpowder plot when Guy Fawkes failed to blow up the Houses of Parliament. The town takes its Carnival very seriously and it is reputed to be the largest illuminated carnival in the entire world, raising thousands of pounds for charity each year. Some of the floats in the two hour procession can be nearly 18 feet high, 11 feet wide and 100 feet long and are illuminated by up to 30,000 light bulbs. A truly magnificent spectacle!



NOTE: 2019 Carnival Procession is due to start 1 hour earlier at 18:00 and should finish correspondlingly earlier too.  We have advanced all pick-ups by 1 hour and anticipate returning home earlier than previous years.

Sat 2nd Nov 2019

Depart from :
Arrive in Bridgwater by 16:00 - Roads closed into town at 16:30
Coaches drop-off and park at Bridgwater Rugby Club immediately adjacent to the
procession route (2 mins walk). Refreshments, snacks & toilets available at Rugby Club.
Procession starts at 18:00 and lasts about 2 hours.
Coaches will leave Bridgwater 30 minutes after last float has passed Rugby Club.
Expect to return home between 10 pm and 11pm

Our biggest annual excursion by far! Early booking recommended.


BARGAIN Coach Fare-

£23 Adult/Senior,  £17 Child

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poundbury QMSW Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading out of Dorchester)
Queens Avenue Dorchester, Bus stop end of Queens Avenue
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil QSM Yeovil, Opp. Quick Silver Mail on Dorchester Road.
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