Things you might not know about Scotland

Scotland is a country full to the brim of surprises and culture.

In light of this, we’ve created a list of things you may not know about the nation, give yourself a point of each answer and let us know below how many you knew.

 

  • Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn and has been for over 2,500 years.

 

 

  • 13% of the Scottish popular are ginger – making it the highest proportion of any country in the world.

 

  • Scotland is considered the home & inventor of Golf, with the first recorded game happening in St. Andrews.

 

  •  Edinburgh was the first city to have an organised fire brigade. Look out for monument commemorating this achievement.

 

 

  • Scotland has 790 islands, and each are beautiful. However, only 1/4th of them are inhabited.

 

  • Chicken Tikka Masala was originated in 1971 in Glasgow, Scotland. The dish was created by a Pakistani chef after a customer complained his original curry tasted dry.

 

  • There are more folk with Scottish heritage living in the US than there is in Scotland itself.

 

 

  • Scotland’s wee town of Bonnybridge is the considered the UFO capital of the world with more than 300 sightings reported annually!

 

  • Scotland boasts the world’s tallest hedge, standing at 1,700 ft in length.

 

 

  • The importation of haggis to the USA has been illegal since the 1970’s – so you’ll just have to come here to enjoy it.
Thank you for reading.
Don’t forget to let us know how many you knew.

Learn Important Scottish Slang

This is a very informative blog. It shall be ‘pure’ helpful to use during your trip to Edinburgh.

Let us know if you have learnt anything new in these terms, there’s plenty where that came from.

We’ll look forward to hearing your best Scottish accents at check-in!

 

Haud yer wheesht

Meaning: Be quiet

Example: ‘Oi haud yer wheesht, will ya?’

Translation: ‘Hello, can you please be quiet’

 

Auld

Meaning: Old

Example: ‘Happy Birthday, Yer getting auld noo’

Translation: ‘Happy Birthday, You are getting old now’

 

Bairn/We’an

Meaning: Baby, Small child

Example: ‘Aw, look et the bonnie wee bairn’

Translation: ‘Aw, look at the beautiful little baby’

 

Oot

Meaning: Out

Example: ‘Am gawn oot the night, you keen?’

Translation: ‘I’m going out tonight, would you like to join me?’

 

Banter

Meaning: Thrilling conversation, witty repartee or wisecracks.

Example: ‘You have braw banter, pure good chat.’

Translation: ‘You are really funny, not boring to talk too’

 

Aye

Meaning: Yes

Example: ‘ Aye, geez us twa pints o bitter’

Translation: ‘Yes, can I please have two pints of Pale Ale’

 

Isnae

Meaning: Isn’t

Example: ‘That isnae right, I dinnae kin why’

Translation: ‘That isn’t right, I don’t know why’

 

Braw

Meaning: Good

Example: ‘That’s pure braw haggis, neeps and tatties’

Translation: ‘That is very good haggis, turnip and potatoes’

 

Bosie

Meaning: To hug or embrace someone

Example: ‘C’mere, do you need a wee boise?’

Translation: ‘Come over, would you like a hug?

 

Ken

Meaning: To know

Example: ‘Dae you ken wit am sayin?’

Translation: ‘Do you know what I mean?’

 

Mawkit/Clerty

Meaning: Dirty

Example: ‘Yer troosers are pure mawkit’

Translation: ‘Your trousers are very dirty’

 

Loon/Laddie

Meaning: A young man

Example: ‘Fit a braw laddie, affy peely-wall though’

Translation: ‘What a great gentleman, very pale though’

 

Quine/Lassie

Meaning: A young woman

Example: ‘She’s a bonnie lookin’ quine’

Translation: ‘She’s a beautiful young woman’

 

Dogs Dinner

Meaning: Messy

Example: ‘Ma hair is a dogs dinner, its blowing a hoolie ootside’

Translation: ‘My hair is very messy after that wind outside’

 

Yaldi

Meaning: Excitement or joy

Example: ‘It’s Friday, lets gan yaldi!’

Translation: ‘It’s Friday, let’s go wild!’

 

Scran

Meaning: Food/Snacks

Example: ‘I’m awa for the messages, I’m pure hank marvin for some scran’

Translation: ‘I’m away to the supermarket, I’m very hungry for food’

 

Steamin’/Off Yer face

Meaning: Drunk/Tipsy

Example: ‘I’m barry steamin, tae much whisky’

Translation: ‘I’m very drunk, I’ve had too much whisky’

 

Dinnae Kin

Meaning: Don’t know

Example: ‘I dinnae kin, ma heid’s mince’

Translation: ‘I don’t know, I’m a little mixed up’

 

Baltic

Meaning: Cold temperatures

Example ‘It’s barry baltic, geez us yer tammy’

Translation: ‘It’s very cold, can I borrow your hat?’

 

Ye make a better door than a windae

Meaning: I can’t see past you

Example: ‘Oi loon, ya make a better door than a windae’

Translation: ‘Excuse me sir, I cannot see past you, would you mind moving

 

If you know any useful slang, don’t forget to share them in the comments below!

Our Favourite Attractions in Edinburgh

There’s so many things to do in the city, from secret bars to spooky ghost tours, Edinburgh has it all. So to make things a bit easier we’ve put together a list of our must-do’s! Comment below if you think we’ve missed anything critical. Sharing is Caring!

STEEP YOURSELF IN HISTORY AT EDINBURGH CASTLE

Why not get ahead of the crowds and start your day at Edinburgh Castle when it opens at 9.30am. The Castle is set in the heart of the city and the escapade offers a fantastic view. It’s home to the National War Museum and you can see the real Scottish Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny! If you’re still wandering around in the early afternoon, you can see (and of course) hear the famous One O’clock Gun! Afterwards, enjoy exploring the Royal Mile, visiting the various pubs, restaurants, shops and historically significant closes to find the hidden gems.

 

BE FASCINATED BY SURGEONS’ HALL MUSEUM

Take a pit stop halfway down the royal mile and grab some lunch on South Bridge. Make sure you’ve eaten before visiting our next suggestion! Surgeon’s Hall Museum is a real treasure trove of historical surgical tools, mind-boggling paintings and – yes –  an assortment of real body parts, displayed in jars. You may not know but Edinburgh’s dark history of  body snatching allowed for the evolution of medical surgeries. Find out about how many great Scottish minds discovered several medical breakthroughs we still use today.

 

TRAVEL TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME AT DYNAMIC EARTH

Now you’ve experienced some of exciting human history, perhaps it’s time to launch into outer space and see the creation of time itself. Dynamic Earth is a fantastic attraction, suitable for all ages to learn and enjoy. This immersive and interactive adventure takes you on a journey through space and time to learn how the forces of the natural world worked to shape Earth to what we know it to be today. Finish your afternoon off (and rest those feet) watching a short film in their 360-degree cinema dome, its included in your tour price.

 

 

SPEND YOUR TIME, NOT MONEY (IT’S FREE) AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND

We also suggest a visit to the National Museum of Scotland, its easily one of the best indoor attractions in Edinburgh. Even better, it’s free! With over 20,000 unique artifacts to see, you can learn about the story of Scotland and see fascinating exhibits on the natural world, world cultures, science, design and history. Some museum highlights would be the animal exhibit, the fashion & style gallery and watching the millennium clock chime in the hour with its unique musical display.

 

GETTING HUNGRY FOR DINNER INSPIRATION? CHECK OUT OUR SISTER BLOG ‘BEST PLACES TO EAT IN EDINBURGH’ FOR OUR TOP FOODIE FAVORITES.  

 

HAVE A DRAM AT THE SCOTCH WHISKY EXPERIENCE

Head towards the castle from the Royal Mile where you’ll find the Scotch Whisky Experience.  You can honour Scotland’s national (and regularly enjoyed) drink. Whisk around on the barrel ride where you’ll learn all about the whisky making process and behold the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky. Then don’t forget to finish off your tour with a sample of the good stuff!

 

THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA, ITS FIT FOR A QUEEN

Start your day from Princes Street in the city centre, it’s a short ride on the number 22 or 11 to The Royal Yacht Britannia. which according to votes on TripAdvisor , it is one of the UK’s best attractions. We recommend buying a day-ticket for the bus, its only £4.50 this will set you up on as many buses as you would like throughout the day however, alternatively a single is £1.80. Once you arrive at Ocean terminal you can step on board The Queen’s floating Royal residence. On a tour around the yacht you’ll see the engine room, a Rolls Royce and state apartments across the five decks. After the tour, we would recommend taking some time to exploring terminal’s shops, bars and attractions and of course- the Shore of Leith, one of the most fashionable areas to live in Edinburgh.

 

SMELLS THE ROSES AT THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

If you find yourself at the Leith Shore, then you can hop on the number 36 bus and head down Edinburgh’s haven of peace and tranquility. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh offers visitors 72 acres of stunning scenery and is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world, dating back over 300 years.  Wonder around its wonderful exhibitions, exotic glasshouses and be surrounded by a host of colourful plants, trees and shrubs. Once you’ve soaked up the fresh air, either wander back to the centre through the sophisticated Stockbridge area of New Town or catch the number 27 and 23 bus will drop you back off at Princes Street.

 

IF THERE ARE ANY ATTRACTION WHICH TAKES YOUR FANCY, DON’T HESITATE TO GIVE US A CALL ON 0131 556 3840. WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO ARRANGE TICKETS AND/OR MAKE RESERVATIONS TO SECURE YOUR PLACE AND SAVE QUEUING TIME.  

What’s on for Burns Night? – Edinburgh

Are you joining us in Edinburgh to mark the anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth on 25 January?

Burns Night is a wild annual tradition in Scotland.

Up and down the country there shall be gallons of Irn Bru, Drams o’ Whisky & Haggis, enjoyed by all.

 

Why do we hold a Burns Supper?

 

The tradition of a Burns supper originates back to 1801 where 9 of Robert Burns closest pals held a supper in his honour, marking 5 years of his death. During the supper they enjoyed a tasty dinner of haggis and read renditions of some of his best work. The night was such a resounding success they decided to hold the supper as an annual gathering, thus beginning the tradition we still enjoy to this day.

 

Why should you take part?

 

Great Food (tick), Great music (tick) and Great Company (tick). Plus there’s nothing quite like ending the night – surrounded by old friends & new, crossing their arms and joining hands singing Auld Lang Syne. Although alternatively some people opt to end the festivities dancing to Runrig’s Loch Lomond, the commonly accepted peoples’ national anthem.

 

Let’s set the scene…

 

Visit Scotland have kindly created a fantastic Scottish Spotify playlist, full to the brim of Scottish classics & amazing bands.  Listen to it here while you work your way through our suggestions.

 

What’s on in Edinburgh for Burns Night?

 

  • Celebrate Burns Night

17th– 26th January at the Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh

See details & get your tickets here.

Immerse yourself in a celebration fit for Rabbie himself. Choose between joining friends for an informal 3 course burns meal in jovial Ghillie Dhu’s main bar or enjoy live traditional Scottish music during a delicious dinner. Then top it off with a reeling ceilidh where you can learn and perfect all the best Scotch social dances throughout the night.

 

  • The Burns and Beyond Festival

21st January – 9th February in Edinburgh

See festival highlights & tickets here. 

Steep yourself in rich Scottish culture and traditions at the Burns & Beyond Festival. Highlights include a family friendly ceilidh with the undisputed ‘king of the ceilidh’ Fergie Macdonald and a rich night of comedy and live music at the ‘Not So Traditional’ Burns Supper.

 

  • Enjoy a Brunch with Burns

24th & 25th January at The Scottish Story Telling Centre, Edinburgh

Get your tickets for the show here.

Perhaps you fancy a spot of theatre this burns day. The Scottish Story Telling Centre presents a Fringe-favourite, ‘Burns from Brunch’. Enjoy the company of Robert Burns as he wakes up in 2019 to share his poetry, songs and thoughts of a contemporary Scotland. This show is suitable for ages 14+ and is sure to brew some laughs.

 

  • Board the Yacht for a Burns to Remember

24th & 25th January at The Royal Yacht Britannia Burns Supper, Edinburgh

Book your place for the supper here.

If you fancy a spot of luxury- You can spend your Burns celebrations on the gorgeous Royal Yacht Britannia. Enjoy a red carpet welcome, drinks and canapé reception. Alongside a delicious 4-course meal, live traditional music, a whisky tasting and tour of The Royal Yacht Britannia.

 

Too excited to wait?

If you’re looking for something to fill the void while you wait for Burns Night, we’ve got you covered, find plenty suggestions of things to do on our social media & printed in your apartment!

 

Whatever you get up to this Burns Night, lets raise o’ dram for Rabbie!

 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to email or call, we would be happy to discuss suggestions and things to do with you.

Best places to eat in Edinburgh!

Staying in one of our self-catering apartments in Edinburgh but fancy dining out?

The city boasts a plethora of amazing dining experiences, suitable for all tastes and budgets.

We are an office of foodies, so we’ve come together to collate a list of our favourite restaurants for you to enjoy.

 

Howies – British cuisine / located on Victoria St

They offer a terrific 3 Course Lunch for only 15.75.

Try the best of Scottish produce, and a fantastic range of local beers and gins.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves: The Venison Haunch.

 

The White Horse – Seafood Restaurant / Overlooking the historic Royal Mile

Build yourself your ideal meal from a selection of small plates, made up of all your favourites including Baked Scallops and Scotch Bonnet Cured Salmon. This is the perfect option for wine and friends or trying something new.

Artisan Cocktails, freshly hand-shucked oysters. Feast your senses and celebrate your love for Scottish seafood.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves:: Tempura Oysters.

 

Six by Nico – Evolving 6 course tasting menu / located on Hanover Street

A best kept local secret. This restaurant has a brand new 6-course tasting menu every six weeks. Usually requires booking in advance.

They have showcased a wide variety of immersive themes including ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’, ‘Childhood’ and ‘Guilty Pleasures’. Each menu encourages guests to try something new and think beyond conventional food.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves:: Everything. Every 6 weeks.

 

Wedgewood – Scottish cuisine / located on the Royal Mile

Wedgewood allows guests to enjoy fine dining in a comfortable and friendly environment.

They offer a fantastic ‘Wee Tour of Scotland’ menu which offers the opportunity to taste all of Scotland’s most celebrated cuisines.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves: Five Spiced Scottish Salmon.

 

Chop House  Steak & Scottish cuisine / located on Market Street

Serves delicious in-house dry aged beef cooked over charcoal.

They also offer a wholesome Sunday Roast. It’s like having a weekly Christmas dinner.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves: A sharing steak with a selection of sauces and sides. Steak can be social occasion after all.

 

The Witchery – British Cuisine / located at the gate of Edinburgh Castle

Enjoy local produce in the atmospheric candle-lit dining room or enjoy the secret garden room, enclosed with ancient oak and decorated with glorious tapestries.

The Witchery is Award-winning and highly reviewed by guests who visit.

Destination Edinburgh’s Team loves: Haggis with curried pineapple chutney. A modern twist on the Scottish classic.

 

Let us know if you are intrigued by any of the above restaurants, we would be delighted to reserve a table on your behalf. 

If you have any questions and require further suggestions, please just get in touch with us using 0131 556 3840 or email 

 

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What’s on for Hogmanay – Edinburgh

Staying with us?

Get your Hogmanay Sorted, Edinburgh Style!

Dèan gàirdeachas Nollaig agus Bliadhna Ùr còmhla rinn.

 

There’s so much happening in Edinburgh for New Year but with many options it can be a little overwhelming. In light of this, we’ve made a round up of our personal favourites!

 

Street Party

 

The party starts at 7:30pm on the 31st of December

Enjoy a complimentary Johnnie Walker cocktail as you celebrate the end of a year and bring in 2020, in an unforgettable fashion. Edinburgh celebrates Hogmanay under the stars with DJ’s, Bands and Street Performers from all over the world.

When the clock strikes midnight the sky shall be lit up by an incredible firework display and the sounds of world-famous Mark Ronson. This is not an event to be missed!

 

 

Ceilidh under the Castle

Celebrations Kick off at 8:30pm on the 31st of December

Start the New Year the Scottish way at the Ceilidh under the Castle. Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under the watchful eye of Edinburgh Castle.

Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the New Year with a full ceilidh band and plenty of local food and drink to keep you spinning all night.

This year’s jigs and reels will be brought to you by some smashing ceilidh bands, to be announced!

At midnight, welcome in 2020 with a breath-taking fireworks display, amidst the historic setting of the majestic Edinburgh Castle.

 

 

Mark Ronson in the Gardens

 

Make the most of Hogmanay with Mark on 31st of December at 9:00pm

Celebrate Hogmanay in spectacular style with Grammy and Oscar Award winner Mark Ronson!

Join one of the biggest names in the music industry at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay’s for the party of a lifetime. He’s worked with pop royalty, from Stevie Wonder to Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars and now Mark Ronson will play the best tunes to thousands of party-goers at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. At midnight, say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in 2020 to the ultimate party playlist and the best views of the fireworks over Edinburgh Castle!

A ticket for Concert in the Gardens will include a wristband for access to the Street Party.

 

Torchlight Procession

 

Happens the day before Hogmanay, 7:00pm on the 30th of December

Blaze through the city accompanied by pipers and drummers, fire and fanfare and forge a river of light through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

 

A spectacular and unforgettable family-friendly event culminating in the historic Holyrood Park.

50p from every ticket bought goes to One City Trust, fighting inequality and exclusion in the City of Edinburgh

 

 

Bairns ‘Afore

 

31st of December on the 31st at 5:00pm

The Bairns’ ‘Afore makes for the our favourite family- friendly Hogmanay experience imaginable.

Join Dick and Dom, the comedy duo from the ‘telly, playing the best tunes to get you dancing and singing along. The event is all topped off by its very own spectacular fireworks, allowing the same excitement as the adult’s street party later on. It’s the best way to celebrate as a clan and still get the kids home to bed before the madness starts.

 

Our apartments are open planned and generously sized making hosting, gathering with family & friends and making memories easy.

 

If you like the sound of any of these, our apartments are within excellent walking distance to these events.

 

Get your event tickets here. 

 

Travel from Edinburgh Airport to your Apartment

Fresh off your flight and eager to explore, it’s time to check into your apartment.

There are a few options to get you from the airport.

Read on to find what works best for you.

 

We can come and pick you up!

Our lovely driver Karl can pick you up at the arrivals gate with a personalised sign so he’ll be easy to spot!

He’ll then bring you back to your apartment and check you straight in.

It couldn’t get much smoother than that. Only £40 for up to 4 passengers.

This is the best option for a late night check in, as you can check in straight away.

Contact Karl Wendland on +44 7973 882 259 or info@aysedinburgh.com for more details.

 

Hop on a tram

If you fancy the tram it’s a very pleasant journey. The trams operate from the airport to the city centre fairly regularly between 6am and 11pm. We would recommend you get a return ticket for the best value as the return journey is open-ended meaning you can leave after your stay on the same ticket.

Return tram tickets cost £8.50 for adults and £4.50 for children.

Hop off at the York Place stop for the York Place apartments and the Rodney Place Apartments.

Have a look at tram times and get more information here.

 

Catch a bus

The Airlink bus is fast and frequent into the City Centre. This bus service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with buses every 10 minutes during the day. The journey time into the city  is approximately 30 minutes.

Look at bus times here.

 

Train it into town

You can also get a train from ‘Edinburgh Gateway’, a short walk from the airport, to ‘Edinburgh Waverley’ for only £3.50. The train only takes between 13 and 15 minutes, so its certainly a good option for anyone in a hurry. Waverley Station is very central to Edinburgh, making getting to any of the apartments easy.

Check out train times and prices from Edinburgh Gateway into town here.

 

If you have any questions about getting to the apartments or to let us know your arrival time,

call us on 0131 556 3840 or email using enquiries@destinationedinburghapartments.co.uk

We’ll look forward to seeing you soon!

Edinburgh, The City of Festivals

Edinburgh is very proud to be the world’s leading city of festivals.

This is great news for you, as a guest to the city, you can enjoy culture and festivities all year round. Read on to find out how to make the most of your visit.

Last year across our annual calendar of festivals we had a whopping 3,000+ events, 25,000+ performers, 4.5 million global attendees visiting from 70 countries. There’s never a dull day!

 

Start your year with a BANG at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay:

(30th of December to the 1st of January)

Hogmanay is a celebration loved and celebrated wildly. The traditions come from far and wide and range from Street Parties, Torchlight Processions, Live music and Ceilidhs. Each of the traditions are designed to wave goodbye to one year and start a new one fresh faced, on the right foot (and most likely hungover).

 

Top up your dopamine levels at the Edinburgh Science Festival:

(4th of April to the 19th of April)

Taking place at museums, galleries and public spaces, the Science Festival offers an exciting array of activities and exhibitions on all things science. Much of the festivals programming caters for all ages of fascinated minds. This festival is rich with experiences which vary from being hands-on and interactive to discussions which broaden outlook and spark debate.

 

Unlock your inner child at the International Children’s Festival:

(20th of May to the 31st of May)

This festival is annually-anticipated by locals and is made up of world-class theatre, specially selected for families to enjoy. The  International Children’s Festival programme is vibrant, energic, and a great way for children to stretch their imagination.

 

Appreciate the silver screen at the International Film Festival:

(17th of June to the 28th of June)

Starting in 1947, the film festival is the world’s longest running film festival. Fuelled by passion for all things cinema the festival is world-renowned for discovering new talent and heralding changes in the cinema scene.  The festival often draws in big names from on screen and behind the camera alike.

 

Image Credit: EIFF 2019

 

Keep it Jazzy at the Jazz & Blues Festival

(10th of July to the 19th of July)

This festival offers a fantastic opportunity for music-lovers to enjoy all things jazz and blues. The diversity of this music scene is shown and celebrated throughout a variety of venues which host both local and established musicians. The festival also features a colourful New Orleans Mardi Gras, this open-air event draws in large crowds gathered in unison to watch the parade.

 

Have an art attack at Edinburgh’s Art Festival:

(25th of July to the 25th of August)

This festival celebrates art in all its forms and flavours. With 50 Exhibitions around the city displaying the works of over 300 artists this event represents the very best of visual art. If the idea of discovering the newest talent side-by-side alongside some of the most prominent works of known artists, then this is one for you.

 

Take a leap off the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

(2nd of August to the 26th of August)

Diversity. Creative Freedom. Inclusivity. Three fundamental philosophies that are echoed throughout the Fringe Fest. It’s fair to say that the fringe offers something for everyone and plenty that can be enjoyed by all. Our capital boasts the title and reputation as the Worlds biggest celebration of the arts and thousands of performers flock to the city to put on a show. The Fringe offers a wave of dance, comedy, theatre, events, opera, music and thought-provoking poetry. The city is never more alive than it is when the Fringe madness kicks in.

 

Image Credit: Edinburgh Festival City

 

Be a citizen of the world at the International Festival:

(2nd of August to the 26th of August)

This is the festival which originally founded the annual calendar of festivals which Edinburgh celebrates. Come to the International Festival to experience the height of artistic expression.

 

 

Enrich yourself in Scottish Culture and Pride at the Royal Military Tattoo:

(2nd of August to the 24th of August)

An unmissable world showcase of military performances, which has strong Scottish roots. It is no surprise that the event has been running for 7 Decades as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, as audiences gather in their thousands to Edinburgh Castle to celebrate global traditions, pride, unity and belonging.

 

Image Credit: Official Edinburgh Tattoo Photography

 

 

Book yourself off from work to attend the International Book Festival:

(10th of August to the 26th of August)

If you relish a good book then you’ll want to attend the largest public celebration of the written word, right? Every August Edinburgh welcomes a 1000 writers to gather with their audiences over a common love of books and stories. This festival is well suited for all ages and welcomes families.

 

Be immersed in the narrative at the Scottish International Story Telling Festival:

(18th of October to the 31st of October)

This festival was originally inspired by a traditional Scottish ceilidh and how it can bring a sense of unity amongst a crowd of strangers. Now in the present day the festival brings a mixture of Scots and their international counterparts to celebrate the diversity of story telling, in all its mediums. All events seek to engage the audience in in the magic of live story telling and transport the audience between worlds using the art of spoken word.

 

Enjoy the festive festivities at Edinburgh’s Christmas:

(16th of November to the 4th of January)

Enjoy the festive festivities at the Christmas Market in Edinburgh. Each year Edinburgh pulls out all the stops to create a winter wonderland of ice skating, streets filled with bright lights, street food, amusements and (my personal favourite) mulled wine.

 

Image Credit: Edinburgh Christmas Market 

Whatever you get up to in #Edinburgh during your stay in our apartments, make sure to have a fantastic time and don’t forget to tag us in your pictures on Facebook and Instagram

 

Furthermore, if you would like any further information on any of the festivals, we have attached a link to each heading.

Book your Christmas & Hogmanay now!

Throughout November and December Edinburgh lights up with festive cheer.

Edinburgh is alive with events, attractions and must-do’s.

 

It may seem a world away but our apartments are already getting booked up for the winter season. Have a look on the website for availability.

 

A ’comharrachadh na Nollaige agus na Bliadhn’ Ùire còmhla rinn

 

We know that you want to spend the festive season with your nearest & dearest.

Our apartments are open planned and generously sized making hosting, gathering with family & friends and making memories easy.

 

Experience the Christmas Market, Light Night & The Hogmanay Street Party.

Join us to kick-start 2020 under the glistening lights, drams ‘o’ single malts and buckets of Scottish humour.

 

Don’t forget to book direct with us to secure the cheapest rates, free gift, a choice of your apartment and a late check out tim

(which shall certainly come in handy for a hangover).

 

See what other exciting activities are available during your stay on the official Edinburgh Christmas website here.

Cliog gu h-àrd airson tuilleadh fiosrachaidh mu thachartasan na Nollaige

 

 

For when your destination is Edinburgh