November starts to get a lot cooler with frosty, winter mornings, early evenings and spectacular sunsets. Go hill walking on a clear crisp day with views to the Forth bridges and beyond to the Highlands. Cosy cottages provide the prefect place to relax with a warm fire, good food and great company after a day out in the hills or exploring Edinburgh.

November Availability at Eastside

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 26th November 2020

Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) available 1st - 30th November 2020

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 1st - 6th, 9th - 23rd & 27th - 30th November 2020

What's on around Edinburgh in November?

This month, celebrate Bonfire Night in a spectacular display at Hopetoun House. Visit a magical light display at the Edinburgh Botanics and ice-skate beneath Edinburgh Castle as part of Edinburgh's fantastic festive events.

Hopetoun bonfire & fireworks

Christmas light shows at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens

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Festivals & Events

Spend Bonfire Night at Hopetoun House for their fantastic firework display, with music, entertainment and delicious local food. At the end of November Edinburgh gets festive when the Christmas markets, mulled cider and ice skating arrive in the city centre.

Hopetoun House firework display | TBC

Scots Fiddle Festival | 20th - 22nd November 2020

Edinburgh Christmas | TBC

Christmas at the Botanics | TBC

St Andrew's Day | 30th November 2020

Foodies festival Christmas | 21st - 23rd November 2020

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns | TBC

Edinburgh Short Film Festival | Cancelled 2020

Castle of Light | 12th - 15th & 19th - 22nd December 2020

Seachdain na Gàidhlig Edinburgh Gaelic Festival | TBC

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Markets, Fairs & Christmas shopping

The best of the Christmas markets are at the end of November and beginning of December. If you are looking for something special, original and unique head over to the Hopetoun Christmas Market or the Edinburgh Art Fair. The staterooms of Hopetoun turn into a treasure trove of Christmas gifts and beautiful home decoration, guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair | TBC

Edinburgh Art Fair | 12th - 15th November 2020

Christmas Market: East Princes Street Gardens | TBC

Winter workshops at Narcissus Flower School

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns

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Food & drink

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

Foodies festival Christmas | 21st - 23rd November 2020

Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair

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Spa Days

For the best country & city spas in and around Edinburgh look no further than our 'Local spa guide'.

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Scottish Ceilidh

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

Hopetoun bonfire & fireworks

Christmas light shows at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens

Winter workshops at Narcissus Flower School

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns

Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair

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