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The Fireballs

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High Street, Stonehaven, Scotland
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Brilliant experience

We went to the fireball parade at new year. It was fabulous very busy but we had a great time. The... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Great Atmosphere

Well worth the 9+hour drive. We stayed in a farmhouse a couple of miles away so we could walk into... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
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High Street, Stonehaven, Scotland
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went to the fireball parade at new year. It was fabulous very busy but we had a great time. The firework display was brilliant. What a show the locals put on really exciting to watch the fire balls. The crowd were great what an...More

1  Thank shonach
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Well worth the 9+hour drive. We stayed in a farmhouse a couple of miles away so we could walk into Stonehaven. We decided to get there early to get a good view. We arrived about 9pm and stood near the tower and had great view....More

1  Thank BournemouthLynne
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Fireballs are a unique experience to celebrate the the passing of the old year and welcome the new. Quite different from fireworks or Cèilidh this long standing tradition is certainly worth a visit. ~10000 people attend and it's worth the 2 hour wait for...More

Thank Derek M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

brought in 2017 at Stonehaven with the fireballs.busier than I expected but it was a great night with a really friendly crowd. Great atmosphere. The fireballs were worth waiting for and the fireworks were a real crowd pleaser as well.

Thank c0y0te998
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

First time in Stonehaven for Hogmanay with my family (all adults) and thoroughly enjoyed the local hospitality in the Ship Inn, the Fireball event was superb and well done to everyone involved, the only downside to our weekend was that the public toilets on the...More

Thank Tamzo
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Stonehaven's community for a brilliant night. The event was well organised and really worth a visit. The people with the fireballs were amazing and the fireworks at the end were fantastic. Amazing amount of fireworks and lasted quite a while. Well done...More

Thank Steve28961
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Have lived in Stonehaven for 17 years and watched the Fireballs every year. We walk up the hill behind our house and every year it takes my breath away.

1  Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Amazingly good. All of the people are incredibly strong. Really good lighting store. Got there about 10:30 PM. Bit to cold though.

Thank finn p
Reviewed 16 March 2016

It can be a bit of a sardine pact spectator event.best with small groups of friend or family. Patience is also required, which is good for building up the expectation of excitement. Then gradualy starting with a slow pace to start with gradually evolving into...More

1  Thank Srig332
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We walked down the High Street and settled in position for about 23:00. The Fireballs were amazing and amazingly close to the crowds. But there were plenty of marshals and the "Swingers" obviously knew what they were doing.

Thank Sangrownun L
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