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06-09-2013 : ENJOY THE FESTIVAL OF FIRE ON A CANAL BOAT HOLIDAY TO NEWBURY

If you are cruising the Kennet And Avon Canal this weekend on a Canal Boat Holiday be sure to spend some time in Newbury and enjoy this weekends Festival of Fire.

Moor up and wander through a magical world of fire and music that will transform the Kennet And Avon Canal.

As darkness falls, the Corn Exchange invite you to take a stroll along the tow path as the area is brought to life by dozens of flickering braziers and animated by artists.

Stroll through the giant fire horns, be mesmerised by the spinning Dream Vortex and enjoy the sounds of the fire breathing Pyrophones.

Arrive at West Mills Swing Bridge any time after dusk, and take a leisurely stroll down the canal towards Victoria Park.

If you have the time after the festival stay a while and explore the Berkshire town of Newbury.

Discover the wonders of the rainforest at The Living Rainforest and look for the animals, butterflies and birds.

The West Berkshire Museum is situated on the Canal Wharf and is housed in two of Newburys most historic buildings.

Learn about the Inland Waterways history and in particular the Kennet And Avon Canal.

Highclere Castle was once the home of the 5th Lord Carnarvon who together with Howard Carter in 1922 discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Enter through into the Shrine Room and the 'Treasury to observe closely some of the extraordinary works of art.

The sweeping parkland has breathtaking views across the rolling downlands of North Hampshire and the Kennet Valley.

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