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) fully booked
Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) available 11th - 18th & 25th - 31st February 2022
Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 14th - 21st February 2022
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 | 28th January - 5th February 2022 | 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”
Scottish Snowdrop Festival | 25th January - 11th March | the Scottish Snowdrop Festival is celebrated in gardens across the country.
Scottish Blues Weekend | 18th - 20th February | The festival will host ten of the best Scottish blues bands, both online and in-person.
Ocean Film Festival | 12th February 2023
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.
Casablanca at the Cameo | 13th February
Valentine’s Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight | 14th February
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 riverside Papermill in Lasswade 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'.
Theatre & Entertainment
Jazz Sundays | 6th - 27th of February at 5.30pm | Soderberg Pavilion
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe | 8th - 12th February 2022 | Kings Theatre
Bat out of Hell | 8th - 19th February 2022 | Playhouse
Valentines Vivaldi by Candlelight | 11th February 2022 | St Giles' Cathedral
Bedknobs and Broomsticks | 16th - 20th February 2022 | Festival Theatre
Art & Exhibition
The Art of Wallpaper - Morris & Co. | 28th January - 11th June 2022 | Dovecot studios
H-E-L-L-O by Cauleen Smith Exhibition | 22nd January - 1st May 2022 | Collective gallery
Ray Harryhausen : Titan of Cinema | until 20th Feb 2022 | National Gallery of Modern Art
Audubon’s Birds of America | 12th February - 8th May 2022 | National Museum of Scotland
6 Nations Rugby | Murrayfield various dates
Food & drink
Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!
Brew your own:
How about booking yourselves in to Craft Beer Kitchen. Stewarts Brewing has long invited the public in to try their hand at crafting the perfect pint. With expert guidance you can spend the day brewing your very own bespoke beer. If staying at Eastside the brewery are more than happy to send the beer on (within the UK) when it's ready. Not a bad holiday souvenir!
Tours, lectures & workshops
Learn something new in this month with guided tours and workshops.
Tapestry Weaving Experience Day | 19th February | Dovecot Studios
Art + Wine Evening | 25th February | The Arienas Collective
National Galleries Scotland have a huge variety of fantastic workshops (for all ages) throughout the year. To view their full event list in all their venues see here.