April in the hills starts to feel a lot more like Spring. Daffodils brighten the cottage gardens and preparation for lambing (starting at the end of the month) is underway. Easter provides the perfect occasion for a Sunday roast in the countryside.

APRIL AVAILABILITY AT EASTSIDE

Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) available 1st - 7th, 12th - 15th & 22nd - 30th April 2019

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 12th April 2019

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 1st - 12th & 19th - 30th April 2019

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 7th & 12th - 26th April 2019

What's on around Edinburgh in April?

Edinburgh springs to life with the International Science Festival and the Beltane Fire Festival celebrates the Winter's end with fiery theatrics on Calton Hill looking out over the city.

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival

1.

Celebrate

Easter Sunday | 21st April 2019 Spend Easter Sunday with the perfect Sunday roast and country walk straight from your cottage door, or if you can't wait for the Easter eggs we always put together the best Easter egg hunts in and around the Capital! Look forward to hunting for eggs in the maze a Traquair, an egg-stravaganza at Dalkeith Park & Holyrood House!

2.

Festivals

Puppet Animation Festival | 30th March - 20th April 2019

Edinburgh International Science Festival | 6th - 21st April 2019

Edinburgh Comic Con | 6th - 7th April 2019

Beltane Fire Festival | TBC

Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival

3.

Exhibitions

In Focus : Scottish Photography | Throughout April 2019

Charles II : Art & Power | throughout April 2019

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers | until 21st April 2019

Robots | throughout April 2019

NOW: Monster Chetwynd, Moyna Flannigan, Henry Coombes, Betye Saar, Wael Shawky | until 28th April 2019

Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi : I want to be a machine | throughout April 2019

Edinburgh Science Festival's Blood Bar

Edinburgh Science Festival's Blood Bar

4.

Music & Theatre

To Kill A Mockingbird | 1st - 6th April 2019

Matilda the Musical | 2nd - 27th April 2019

An Evening with the Hairy Bikers : Queens Hall | 5th April 2019

Led Zeppelin Masters | 6th April 2019

Northern Ballet Victoria | 10th - 13th April 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Ravel Piano Concerto played by Bertrand Chamayou | 11th April 2019

Richard Ashcroft | 23rd April 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Hardenberger plays Haydn and Gruber| 25th April 2019

Eddi Reader | 26th April 2019

George: Celebrating the songs and music of George Michael | 27th April 2019

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac | 30th April 2019

Rock of Ages | 30th April - 4th May 2019

The Verdict | 30th April - 4th May 2019

5.

Theatre & events for children

Aliens Love Underpants | 12th - 14th April 2019

In the Night Garden | 27th - 28th April 2019

6.

Food & drink

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!

7.

Sport

Musselburgh Racecourse : Easter Saturday | 20th April 2019

Scottish Kilomathon | 7th April 2019

9.

Scottish Ceilidh dancing

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | (including callers for beginners) Every Tuesday

Eduardo Paolozzi at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Eduardo Paolozzi at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Beltane Fire Festival

Beltane Fire Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival's Blood Bar

Edinburgh Science Festival's Blood Bar

Eduardo Paolozzi at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Eduardo Paolozzi at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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