July is the hottest summer month here and we are always busy shearing the sheep on the farm. The cottage gardens are at their loveliest at this time of year and the wild flowers on the hill are in full bloom.


Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) fully booked July 2022

Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) available 22nd - 29th July 2022

Woodshed (sleeps 2) fully booked July 2022

Wash House (sleeps 2) available 15th - 22nd July 2022

Cartshed (sleeps 2) available from the 29th July 2022

What's on around Edinburgh in July?

There are lots of great events in Edinburgh this month with festival season kicking off.

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival



The highlight this month has got to be the Jazz & Blues Festival and Carnival. The festival presents over 140 performances throughout the city culminating in a dazzling carnival under the Castle, expect an extravaganza of African drummers, Balkan beats and swirling dancers.

Jazz & Blues Festival | 15th - 24th July 2022 at various venues throughout the capital

Edinburgh Art Festival | 28th July - 28th August 2022

Edinburgh Carnival & Mardi Gras | 17th July 2022

Edinburgh Food Festival | 22nd - 31st July 2022

National Museum of Flight Airshow | TBC

Summer Evening Gatherings at Jupiter Artland

Move Make Colour Create at the Modern Art Gallery


Foodie finds & dining events

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration. We also have our 'Best Edinburgh eating out & local larders for (post) Covid days' highlighting some real foodie gems we love to visit now we can again.

Edinburgh Food Festival | 22nd - 31st July 2022

To pick your own fresh local produce head to Craigie's Farm Shop where this month their strawberries, raspberries, cherries, red currants, blackcurrants, gooseberries, peas and broad beans are in season.


Theatre & Entertainment

Disney's The Lion King | 2nd June - 2nd July 2022

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler | 2nd & 3rd July 2022

Zog and the Flying Doctors | 9th - 13th July 2022

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: Jools Holland | 15th July 2022

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: Curtis Stigers | 16th July 2022


Art & Exhibitions

Little Sparta : The Garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay | 2nd June - 25th September 2022 (Thursday - Sunday)

Jupiter Artland

You are Here 2022 | until 8th January 2023

Barbara Hepworth | Art & Life | until 2nd October 2022

Mary, Queen of Scots and the Book of Hours | until 2nd August 2022

Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World | until 24th September 2022 | Dovecot studios

Céline Condorelli / After Work | until 3rd September 2022

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life | 2nd July - 30th October 2022

PLATINUM JUBILEE DISPLAY | 3rd July - 25th September 2022

Musselburgh Family Race day


Sport & Charity runs

Musselburgh Racecourse : Lucas Ice-cream Family Day | 19th July 2022



Summer holiday events at Hopetoun House, expect pond dipping, foraging walks and naturecraft | Throughout June & July

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Summer Evening Gatherings at Jupiter Artland

Move Make Colour Create at the Modern Art Gallery

Musselburgh Family Race day

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