Eastside is changing into its autumn colours once again. The bracken and treetops turn golden, and red rowan and hawthorn berries provide ample food for the fieldfares passing through on their way south for Winter.

September Availability at Eastside

Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 9th - 22nd September 2022

Byre Cottage (sleeps 4) available 11th - 16th September 2022

Woodshed (sleeps 2) fully booked September 2022

Cartshed (sleeps 2) available 12th - 30th September 2022

Wash House (sleeps 2) available 9th - 30th September 2022

What's on around Edinburgh in September?

September is often a good time to explore Edinburgh. The streets are much quieter and you can get a better locals' perspective without the Festival fanfare. Make the most of the exhibitions and chances to see beyond the (usually closed) doors during Doors Open Day.

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Doors Open Day gives access to hidden architectural gems in locations throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. Buildings are opened to the public in celebration of their fascinating architecture and the stories they can tell. Different buildings open each year from Edinburgh observatories to anatomical museums depending on the programme.

Doors Open Days | various venues on the 10th & 11th September 2022

Great British Food Festival | 10th - 11th September 2022

Edinburgh Riding of the Marches | 11th September 2022

BAMFF Mountain Film Festival | 25th September 2022

Doors open day Edinburgh

Visit spectacular and unusual places in Edinburgh & throughout Scotland | Doors Open Days


Theatre & entertainment

Professor Brian Cox Horizons World Tour | 1st September 2022

The Music of Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Beyond | 3rd September 2022

RUSH: A Joyous Jamaican Journey | 3rd September 2022

The Book of Mormon | 13th September - 8th October 2022

The Osmonds: A New Musical | 20th - 24th September 2022

Banff Mountain Film Festival | 25th September 2022


Art & Exhibition

Little Sparta : The Garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay | 2nd June - 25th September 2022 (Thursday - Sunday)

Jupiter Artland

You are Here 2022 | until 8th January 2023

Barbara Hepworth | Art & Life | until 2nd October 2022

Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World | until 24th September 2022 | Dovecot studios

Céline Condorelli / After Work | until 3rd September 2022

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life | until 30th October 2022



Foodie finds & dining events

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 for (post) Covid days' highlighting some real foodie gems we love to visit now we can again.

To pick your own fresh local produce head to Craigie's Farm Shop where this month their strawberries, raspberries, sunflowers, peas, french beans, runner beans, blackberries and apples are in season.


Spa days

Whether you are looking for a blissful afternoon in a chic city spa or a delightfully rustic country spa day we've got you covered in our Best city & country spas in & around Edinburgh post.



Family events at Hopetoun House, expect ranger lead walks, myths and legends | Throughout September

Summer series at The Free Company

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Visit spectacular and unusual places in Edinburgh & throughout Scotland | Doors Open Days

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