Stay at Eastside for cosy fires, winter walks and an eclectic mix of entertainment!
What's on around Edinburgh in February?
Look forward to the 6 Nations rugby, evenings out at the theatre, animation, puppetry, portrait prizes and Valentines Day. The days start to lengthen, the snowdrops start to raise their heads and the cold crisp mornings tempt you out to explore the hills.
February Availability at Eastside
Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 29th February 2020
Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 1st - 29th February 2020
Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 29th February 2020
Once upon a time puppets were for kids and aerial work was for the circus. Not any more. Don't miss visual theatre as you have never seen it before:
Manipulate Festival | TBC | Scottish festival for visual theatre and animation.
“One of Scotland’s most interesting festivals, manipulate has developed a reputation for showcasing innovative work from around the world in visual theatre and animation… manipulate casts its net far wider than traditional puppetry to bring in the best work from overseas in genres ranging from contemporary puppetry and animation to physical and aerial theatre”
Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival | 8th - 9th February 2020
Capital Sci Fi Con | 14th - 16th February 2020
Valentine's Day | 14th February
Eastside is the perfect base for an Edinburgh Valentine's break. Surrounded by beautiful heather covered hills to explore, wood burning stoves to curl up by and the beautiful city of Edinburgh just a short drive.
Dine out somewhere special:
Timberyard offers wonderful food in a unique industrial building hidden down an unassuming street in the city centre.
The Outsider has the most spectacular views over the Grassmarket to the Castle. Perfect for lunch or supper.
Harvey Nichols Forth Floor looks out over the Castle and the Firth of Forth, turn up early to get the corner table in the bistro & the best views in the house.
Tom Kitchin's Michelin starred The Kitchin is well worth a trip to Leith or its 'pub grub' sister restaurant The Scran & Scallie comes highly recommended too.
For views over the entire city book a table in the brand new The Lookout by Gardener Cottage.
Fancy something closer to home? Why not try The characterful Old Bakehouse in West Linton or dine in with some delicious home made meals from COOK.
Locally grown flowers:
If you would like a locally grown bouquet please let us know and we can have this waiting on your arrival.
For the best country & city spas in and around Edinburgh look no further than our
'Local spa guide'.
The Italian Connection | throughout February 2020
BP Portrait Awards 2019 | throughout February 2020
NOW | Katie Paterson, Ciara Phillips and others | throughout February 2020
The MacKinnon Collection | until the16th February 2020
Leonardo Da Vinci : A life in drawing | throughout February 2020
Paula Rego | throughout February 2020
Parasites: Battle for Survival | throughout February 2020
Tyrannosaurs | throughout February 2020
Beneath the Surface (featuring the work of 9 contemporary Scottish Artists) | throughout February 2020
May Morris: Art & Life | throughout February 2020
Theatre, Music & Dance
Ben Fogle: Tales from the Wilderness | 2nd February 2020
SIX | 4th - 9th February 2020
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 | 9th February 2020
I Think We Are Alone | 18th - 22nd February 2020
Disney's The Lion King | throughout February 2020
Lighthouse Family | 20th February 2020
Rambert | 20th - 22nd February 2020
Ellen Kent Opera: Madama Butterfly | 27th February 2020
Scottish Opera: Nixon in China | 27th & 29th February 2020
6 Nations Rugby | Murrayfield TBC
Scottish Ceilidh dancing
Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | (including callers for beginners) Every Tuesday
Food & drink
Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!
Tours, lectures & workshops
Learn something new in this month with guided tours and art workshops in the Scottish National Galleries. All listed here when schedules become available.
Illustrating Books for Children: Maisie Paradise Shearring & Helen Kellock | 8th February 2020
Life Drawing | 15th February 2020
Still Life Drawing in the Gallery | 19th February 2020
Easel Sketching in the Gallery | 20th February 2020
Workshops for Children
The National Galleries have some fantastic workshops and art tours for children. Introducing them to the collections though making, story telling and family fun. All these and more listed here as and when schedules become available.
Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5) | 1st February 2020
BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby/Bump) (Ages 0-1) | 3rd February 2020
Open Studio: Make an Impression (Ages 1-3) | 4th February 2020
Postcard Portraits (Ages 6+) | 9th February 2020
Walk, Talk, Make: Winter (Ages 2-5) | 15th February 2020
Family Art Tours (Ages 6+) | 29th February 2020