Edinburgh – a city for 365 days a year! - Capercaillie Escapes

Only last week, whilst with a client from Brazil who was touring Edinburgh, did it occur to me how quickly we can become complacent about just how phenomenal the city we live in is.  As one of the most historical, scenic and majestic cities in the world it was seeing her sheer delight and amazement of the city’s beauty that reminded me to continue looking with fresh eyes!

Edinburgh, our capital city, is a superb destination for travellers all year around – it is alive with cultural festivals, art, music, theatre, food, drink, history, hospitality and good humour 365 days a year!

Time flies and now as our Scottish winter creeps in and the festive season nears, there are a whole host of exciting sights and activities planned to make for a fantastic festive tour in and around Edinburgh.  Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations on the 31st December are naturally a highlight with the famous Torchlight Procession, street concerts and fireworks, but there are plenty of great other events starting now in November leading up to Christmas.

Each itinerary we prepare is unique depending on your interests and budget but here are a few ideas to whet your appetite for a trip to Scotland this winter:

  • For an adventure after darkBotanic Lights on the north side of the city head to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for Botanic Lights – a magical trail of lights through the garden this November (tickets required)
  • Visit historic Lauriston Castle in beautiful Cramond village for an enchanting Edwardian Christmas experience held in the castle and gardens. This beautiful home on the banks of the Firth of Forth retains much of its traditional 1926 interior when it was left to the nation
  • Enjoy Edinburgh’s Christmas with an all singing, all dancing performance of Scotch and Soda in the famous Spiegeltent in St Andrews Square from 21st November.  A Christmas Cocktail with a real kick…
  • Enjoy a self-guided festive walking tour through both the Old Town and New Town of Edinburgh taking in the atmosphere of the city, famous sights, quaint mews houses, parks, local markets and a break for a mulled wine (or two!)
  • Wander through the Edinburgh Christmas Markets spread across the city. Princess Street Gardens host the European Market and close by in St Andrews Square you’ll find the traditional Scottish Market selling local produce
  • Explore our traditional network of Scottish waterways on an outdoor paddle adventure along the Union Canal followed by lunch and a well-earned refreshment in a local Inn
  • Celebrate the coming of a Torchlight Procession for Hogamany (Scottish New Year) New Year by joining us for Hogmanay (Scottish New Year) in the capital, one of the biggest street parties in the world.  It all kicks off with a spectacular drummer-led Torchlight Procession from George IV Bridge in the Old Town

Accommodation can be arranged close to all the action and we’ll also provide a great selection of recommendations for eating out across the capital too!

Contact us now for more information or to book your wee escape to Edinburgh this winter.


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