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

Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) available 3rd - 8th, 11th - 18th & 22nd - 30th November 2019

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 18th - 28th November 2019

Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) available 2nd - 30th November 2019

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 11th - 16th & 25th - 29th November 2019

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.

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 | 2nd November 2019

Scots Fiddle Festival | 15th - 17th November 2019

Edinburgh Christmas | from the 17th November 2019

Christmas at the Botanics | from the 22nd November 2019

St Andrew's Day | 30th November 2019

Foodies festival Christmas | 22nd - 24th November 2019

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns | 15th November 2019 - 26th January 2020

Edinburgh Gaelic Festival | 8th - 16th November 2019

Edinburgh Short Film Festival | 24th October - 10th November 2019

Hopetoun bonfire & fireworks

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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 an treasure trove of Christmas gifts and beautiful home decoration, guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair | 29th November - 1st December 2019

Edinburgh Art Fair | 21st - 24th November 2019

Christmas Market: East Princes Street Gardens | from the 17th November 2019

Edinburgh view from Calton Hill to Princes Street, Balmoral, Edinburgh, Scotland

Exploring the city on cool crisp winter days

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Exhibitions

Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs | until 3rd November 2019

Leonardo Da Vinci : A life in Drawing | from the 22nd November 2019

Wild and Majestic : Romantic Visions fo Scotland | until 10th November 2019

The Italian Connection | throughout November 2019

NOW : Katie Paterson, Ciara Phillips & others | throughout November 2019

The MacKinnon Collection | from the 16th November 2019

Paula Rego | from the 23rd November 2019

Foodies Festival

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Theatre, Comedy, Music & Panto

An Evening With Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again? | 1st November 2019

Frank Skinner | 12th November 2019

Cabaret | 5th - 9th November 2019

Jack Savoretti | 15th November 2019

Karine Polwart : Scottish Songbook | 16th November 2019

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical | 26th November - 1st December 2019

King's Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears | from 30th November 2019

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Food & drink

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

Foodies festival Christmas | 22nd - 24th November 2019

Penicuik House Supper Club | 16th & 30th November 2019

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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

Christmas market in the spectacular Hopetoun House

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Spa days at Fletcher's Cottage Spa

Christmas light shows at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens

Hopetoun bonfire & fireworks

Edinburgh view from Calton Hill to Princes Street, Balmoral, Edinburgh, Scotland

Exploring the city on cool crisp winter days

Foodies Festival

Christmas market in the spectacular Hopetoun House

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Spa days at Fletcher's Cottage Spa

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