The warm sunny days are perfect for making the most of the scent-filled cottage gardens. As the roses come into bloom and BBQs are lit, prepare for summer! Fine June days are perfect for drying the sheep as we start shearing and packing the wool on the farm this month.
JUNE AVAILABILITY AT EASTSIDE
Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) fully booked June 2022
Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) fully booked June 2022
Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 24th - 30th June 2022
Wash House (sleeps 2) fully booked June 2022
Cartshed (sleeps 2) fully booked June 2022
What's on around Edinburgh in June?
Visit Edinburgh this month for Art festivals, 'Sunshine on Leith' and the Royal Highland Show.
The Royal Highland Show is a real highlight this month. We love visiting the shows huge cattle shed to meet the best of all breeds as well as the fluffy Highland favourites. Next door you can watch the Scottish clydesdale horses, such gentle giants, being prepared for the ring and pulling their brewers dray in teams of six.
Children will love the Shetland ponies and the cheeky goats who thrive on the attention and the odd nibble of clothing.
Royal Highland Show | 23rd - 26th June 2022 *all tickets must be bought online this year.
Hidden Door Festival | 9th -18th June 2022
The Hidden Door Arts Festival transforms its next derelict city space into a bustling arts venue. Hidden Door is a happy blend of grassroots artists and headline acts, in the words of Barry Gordon “Hidden Door have quietly resuscitated what surely is – even in its current rough ‘n’ ready state – the best live music venue in the country.”
Edinburgh Whisky Festival | 19th June 2022
Fathers Day | 21st June 2020
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!
Theatre & entertainment
Disney's The Lion King | 2nd June - 2nd July 2022
Scottish Opera: Don Giovanni | 5th - 11th June 2022
Sunshine On Leith | 7th - 18th June 2022
The Addams Family | 14th - 18th June 2022
Stewart Lee Snowflake/Tornado | 19th June 2022
Fascinating Aïda | 20th June 2022
Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Gig For Victory | 23rd June 2022
Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please... | 27th June 2022
Art & Exhibition
Little Sparta : The Garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay | 2nd June - 25th September 2022 (Thursday - Sunday)
The Art of Wallpaper - Morris & Co. | until 11th June 2022 | Dovecot studios
You are Here 2022 | until 8th January 2023
SEVEN PORTRAITS: SURVIVING THE HOLOCAUST | until 6th June 2022
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 | 24th June - 24th September 2022 | Dovecot studios
Céline Condorelli / After Work | 25th June - 3rd September 2022
Food & drink
Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!
The Free Company : Summer series | TBC, keep an eye on their website!
To pick your own fresh local produce head to Craigie's Farm Shop where this month their strawberries are in season.
Summer holiday events at Hopetoun House, expect pond dipping, foraging walks and naturecraft | Throughout June & July