When to Stay

Not sure when to come & stay at Eastside? Let us help with our monthly guides to what's on in & around Edinburgh and Eastside Farm.

JANUARY

Snow-capped hills, winter sledding, crackling log fires & ceilidh dances in celebration of Burn's Night at the month's end. There are lots of reasons to stay with us this January.  Read More

FEBRUARY

The days start to lengthen, the snowdrops raise their heads, and the cold, crisp mornings tempt you out to explore the hills. Valentine's Day treats in Edinburgh & 6 Nations Rugby kicks off at Murrayfield.  Read More

MARCH

It almost starts to feel like Spring but for a dusting of snow on the hilltops at Eastside. Treat Mum this month with family gatherings, theatre, ballet, and some delicious no-fuss food from our friends at COOK.  Read More

APRIL

Get the family together for Easter in a country cottage at Eastside. The Edinburgh Science festival has much to entertain the kids big and small, and the spectacular Beltane Fire Festival marks the start of Summer at the month's end.  Read More

MAY

Lambing is in full swing on the farm from the get-go with happy lambs playing in the fields around the cottages. Nip into Edinburgh for Arts, Beer and Whisky Festivals. The kids will be inspired by Imaginate, a theatre festival especially for children.  Read More

JUNE

The warm sunny days are perfect for making the most of the scent filled cottage gardens as the roses come into bloom and BBQs are lit. Visit the Royal Highland Show for a spectacular showcase of British farming and food.   Read More

JULY

July is the hottest summer month here and the cottage gardens are at their most beautiful this time of year. There are lots of great events in Edinburgh this month. Expect a fantastic showing of magic, jazz & blues, photography, art, and whisky at its best!  Read More

AUGUST

The hills are a vivid purple with the heather in flower at this time of year. Edinburgh comes alive with street performances, pop up bars, cafés and festival venues.  Read More

SEPTEMBER

Eastside is changing into its Autumn colours as the bracken and treetops turn golden. September is good time to explore Edinburgh as the streets are a quieter and you can get a better locals perspective without the festival fanfare.  Read More

OCTOBER

October brings blustery walks and falling leaves as the evenings grow steadily darker. Make the most of Edinburgh's delicious Restaurant Festival for nights out or take advantage of the dark evenings for a Halloween-worthy Ghost Tour of the Old Town.  Read More

NOVEMBER

November starts to get cooler with frosty mornings, early evenings and spectacular sunsets. Go hill-walking on a clear, crisp day to enjoy views to the Forth bridges and beyond, to the Highlands.  Read More

DECEMBER

December is a wonderful time to visit Edinburgh with brilliant Christmas shopping, markets, ice rinks, light shows, fireworks, and magic! Terrific festive entertainment for all!  Read More

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