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 from the 25th November 2022

Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) available 18th - 25th November 2022

Woodshed (sleeps 2) available 15th - 21st & 25th - 30th November 2022

Cartshed (sleeps 2) available 11th - 18th & 21st - 28th November 2022

Wash House (sleeps 2) available 8th - 30th November 2022

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


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.

Christmas at the Botanics
| 17th November - 30th December 2022

Santa's Grotto at Dalkeith Country Park | 26th November - 24th December 2022

Scots Fiddle Festival | 18th - 20th November 2022

Edinburgh Short Film Festival | 28th October - 13th November 2022

Edinburgh Winter Festivals | 25th November 2022 - 3rd January 2023

Castle of Light | Throughout November & December 2022


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 | 25th - 27th November 2022

Edinburgh Art Fair | 18th - 20th November 2022

Edinburgh Christmas Markets | 25th November 2022 - 3rd January 2023

Christmas Wreath making at Dalkeith Country Park | 27th November - 18th December 2022


Theatre & Entertainment

Scottish Ballet's The Snow Queen | 19th November - 10th December 2022

Magical Music of Harry Potter | 22nd November 2022


Art & Exhibitions

You are Here 2022 | until 8th January 2023

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns

Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair


Spa Days

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


Food & drink

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration. We also have our 'Best Edinburgh eating out & local larders article highlighting some real foodie gems we love to visit.

Christmas light shows at the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens

Edinburgh Zoo : Giant Lanterns

Hopetoun House Christmas Shopping Fair

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