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 2021 is going to be a little different, we will keep you up to date on what is reopening when in Scotland.
February Availability at Eastside
Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) closed
Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) closed
Woodshed (sleeps 2) closed
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”
Capital Sci Fi Con | TBC
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'.
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!
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 art workshops in the Scottish National Galleries. All listed here when schedules become available...
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...