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

Manipulate Festival | Scottish festival for visual theatre and animation

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Festivals

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”
The Scotsman

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival | 8th - 9th February 2020

Capital Sci Fi Con | 14th - 16th February 2020

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh, eat out, dining with a view, restaurant, Edinburgh, Scotland

Valentine's with a view at Harvey Nichols

Timberyard

2.

Celebrate

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.

Spa days:
For the best country & city spas in and around Edinburgh look no further than our
'Local spa guide'.

Scran & Scallie

3.

Exhibitions

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

country spa near edinburgh

Spa days at Fletcher's Cottage Spa

4.

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

February half term at the Museum of Scotland

5.

Sport

6 Nations Rugby | Murrayfield TBC

6.

Scottish Ceilidh dancing

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

7.

Food & drink

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

8.

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

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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

Imara in her Winter Coat | Schaffer | BP Portrait Award 2019

Self Portrait : The Awakening | Higginson | BP Portrait Award 2019

Manipulate Festival | Scottish festival for visual theatre and animation

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh, eat out, dining with a view, restaurant, Edinburgh, Scotland

Valentine's with a view at Harvey Nichols

Timberyard

Scran & Scallie

country spa near edinburgh

Spa days at Fletcher's Cottage Spa

February half term at the Museum of Scotland

Imara in her Winter Coat | Schaffer | BP Portrait Award 2019

Self Portrait : The Awakening | Higginson | BP Portrait Award 2019

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