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.

JULY AVAILABILITY AT EASTSIDE

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 31st July 2020

Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 1st - 31st July 2020

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 31st July 2020

What's on around Edinburgh in July?

There are lots of great events in Edinburgh this month with festival season kicking off. Expect a fantastic showing of carnival, jazz & blues, photography and art at its best!

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

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Festivals

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 | 17th - 26th July 2020

Dalkeith Agricultural Show | TBC

Edinburgh Art Festival | 30th July - 30th August 2020

Edinburgh Carnival & Mardi Gras | TBC

Edinburgh Food Festival | TBC

National Museum of Flight Airshow | TBC

Summer Evening Gatherings at Jupiter Artland

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Exhibitions

Ray Harryhausen : Titan of Cinema | throughout July 2020

Titian | Love, Desire, Death | from the 11th July 2020

Move Make Colour Create at the Modern Art Gallery

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Foodie finds & dining events

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

Edinburgh Food Festival | TBC

Summer Evening Gatherings at Cafe Party : Jupiter Artland | TBC

Secret Herb Garden : Full Moon Dinners | TBC

Penicuik House Supper Club | TBC

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

Musselburgh Family Race day

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Ceilidh

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

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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