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

Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) available 5th - 10th, 14th - 19th & 24th - 28th February 2019

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 18th - 28th February 2019

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 5th - 28th February 2019

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 5th - 8th, 11th - 14th, 17th - 20th & 23rd - 28th February 2019

Manipulate Festival | Scottish festival for visual theatre and animation



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 | 2nd - 12th February 2019 | 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 Zoo : Giant Lanterns of China | until the 17th February 2019

Capital Sci Fi Con | 15th - 17th February 2019

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

Valentine's with a view at Harvey Nichols




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

Les Misérables at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre


Music & Theatre

Scottish Opera: Anthropocene | 31st January & 2nd February 2019

Les Misérables | 22nd January - 16th February 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Chamber Sunday: Prokofiev, Rossini, Mozart | 3rd February 2019

ART| 11th - 16th February 2019

Jasmin Vardimon's Medusa | 21st February 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Sir James MacMillan 60th Birthday Concert | 21st February 2019

Balletboyz: THEM/US | 23rd February 2019

Ghost The Musical | 26th February - 2nd March 2019

What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Tribute to Tina Turner at the Usher Hall | 27th February 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Mozart Piano Concerto No 19 played by Francesco Piemontesi | 28th February 2019



6 Nations Rugby | Murrayfield
Scotland vs Italy 2nd February 2019 / Scotland vs Ireland 9th February 2019

Giant Lanterns of China


Tours, courses & lectures

Learn something new in the New Year with tours, art workshops, the national museums East Asia & Egypt workshops and a magic filled introduction to Contemporary Art!

Spotlight On: Exploring East Asia | National Museum of Scotland 21st February 2019

Spotlight on: Ancient Egypt Rediscovered | National Museum of Scotland 23rd February 2019

Portrait Gallery Tours: Scots Abroad, Scottish Influence Across the Globe | 2nd February 2019

The Year of the Pig: Chinese Brush Painting | 9th February 2019

NOW: A Beginner’s Guide to… Transcendence and Magic in Contemporary Art | 9th February 2019

In Focus: Raeburn’s Portraits of the Forbes Brothers | 19th February 2019

Art for Absolute Beginners 9: Oil pastel | 21st February 2019

National Gallery Highlights Tours - February| 23rd February 2019

In Focus: Four Paintings by Francis Bacon | 26th February 2019



In Focus : Scottish Photography | throughout February 2019

NOW: Monster Chetwynd, Moyna Flannigan, Henry Coombes, Betye Saar, Wael Shawky | throughout February 2019

Charles II : Art & Power | throughout February 2019

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers | throughout February 2019

Robots | throughout February 2019

Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | throughout February 2019

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

BP Portrait Award | throughout February 2019


Scottish Ceilidh dancing

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

February half term at the Museum of Scotland


Theatre, events & workshops for children

Edinburgh has a fantastic array of family entertainment this month. Spend February half term exploring the National Museum of Scotland, join in a messy art-making morning or take to the theatre!

The Singing Mermaid | 6th - 10th February 2019

The Cat in the Hat | 6th - 9th February 2019

February half term at the National Museum | 9th - 17th February 2019

Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5) Multi-sensory storytelling in the gallery, inspired by a different painting each month. | 2nd February 2019

BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby/Bump) (Ages 0-1) Monthly informal gallery chats for grown-ups with their wee-est ones | 4th February 2019

Open Studio: Make an Impression (Ages 1-3) Messy, open, art-making mornings | 5th February 2019

Play with Portraits (All Ages) | 11th - 15th February 2019

Walk, Talk, Make (Ages 2-5) Outdoor explorations in the grassy grounds of the Modern Art Gallery | 16th February 2019

Family Art Tours (Ages 6+) | 23rd February 2019


Food & drink

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

Edinburgh street photography : Robert Blomfield

Moyna Flannigan, Tear no. 27, 2017

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


Scran & Scallie

Les Misérables at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Giant Lanterns of China

February half term at the Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh street photography : Robert Blomfield

Moyna Flannigan, Tear no. 27, 2017

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