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) fully booked November 2020

Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) available 6th - 27th November 2020

Woodshed (sleeps 2) fully booked 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.

November 2020 may be a little different, we have produced two guides for Covid days to keep you up to date on what is reopening when.

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2020 WHAT'S ON IN AND AROUND EDINBURGH IN COVID DAYS

To help you plan your trip we have written a couple of blog posts to let you know what has reopened in Scotland's 'phase 3'.

There are a huge number of restaurants, independent shops, attractions, galleries and sculpture parks that are now open. Much effort has been made to keep people safe.

For the best food, drink and local larders in and around Edinburgh we have listed some of our favourite Edinburgh and country based restaurants, shops and suppliers. Some are still offering takeaways to eat at home.

We have also listed some of the best independent Edinburgh shops and attractions that are slowly and safely reopening alongside hill walks, beach days and sculpture parks in the great outdoors.

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.

Wondrous Woods | 21st October - 15th November 2020

Edinburgh Zoo : Christmas Nights | 20th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Christmas at the Botanics | 26th November 2020 - 3rd January 2021

Santa's Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park | 28th November - 23rd December 2020

Hopetoun House firework display | Cancelled November 2020

Scots Fiddle Festival | Cancelled November 2020

Foodies festival Christmas | Cancelled November 2020

Edinburgh Short Film Festival | Cancelled November 2020

Seachdain na Gàidhlig Edinburgh Gaelic Festival | Cancelled November 2020

Edinburgh Christmas | Cancelled November 2020

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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 | Cancelled November 2020

Edinburgh Art Fair | Cancelled 2020, 18th - 21st November 2021

Christmas Market: East Princes Street Gardens | Cancelled November 2020

Winter workshops at Narcissus Flower School

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns

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'.

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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