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Fireworks light up the London skyline for New Year's Eve 2015 Getty

2017 is just round the corner, and spectacular firework displays will take place across the UK to bring the new year in. In London, the annual display over the River Thames will light up the capital's skyline, and in Edinburgh, four separate fireworks displays will mark the annual Hogmanay celebrations.

Here are some of the best firework displays around the UK.


Tickets for the fireworks in central London sold out in October, but you can still see the display at various spots around the city, including Greenwich Park.

For those wanting to join in the fun but escape the cold, the BBC will provide a 360-degree panoramic view of the fireworks for the first time, allowing people to watch the display online from all angles.


Edinburgh's Hogmanay will celebrate the New Year with several firework displays from 9pm, counting down to the famous "Midnight Moment" – which will light up the sky above the capital from Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. There will be displays at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm and then at midnight, as well as a laser and light show.

People watch fireworks following a torchlight procession through Edinburgh for the start of the Hogmanay 2015 Getty


The city's Centenary Square will host the new year's eve celebrations, with fireworks scheduled to begin shortly before midnight. Last year, the fireworks display lasted for around five minutes. The big wheel and ice rink will stay open later than normal, until around 1am.


One of Kent's grandest castles, Leeds Castle near Maidstone, will put on a fireworks display to celebrate the beginning of 2017. You can also sign up for one of the new year packages at the castle, which include dinner and drinks.


The Quayside skies will light up with a firework display just as the clocks strike 12, thanks to support from local businesses. It is advisable to arrive there early if you want to get a good spot to view the show.