Bringing in the New Year is done a little differently in Scotland and the Scottish capital is well known for hosting some of the liveliest New Year’s Eve events in the world. Called Hogmanay by the Scots, the New Year is preceded by four days of festivities (a tradition dating back over 400 years), with crowds of 250,000 descending on Edinburgh for one of the biggest and wildest parties of the year. If you’re in Edinburgh this winter, be sure to pre-book your tickets for the main Hogmanay shows or plan your trip around the free events. Here’s a breakdown of the festivities to get you started.
Category: Things To Do
November 4, 2013
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October 18, 2013
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October 16, 2013
Any excuse for a party is a good one in the Scottish capital, so it’s no surprise that Edinburgh pulls out all the stops for the scariest night of the year. With October 31st around the corner, Edinburgh is already gearing up for the festivities with shops and restaurants around the city hanging up the cobwebs and carving out jack-o-lanterns.
September 18, 2013
Autumn is a great time to explore the many parks in and around Edinburgh – check out the colorful seasonal displays at the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens; watch the deer ‘rut’ season (breeding season) at Edinburgh’s deer park, as Red stags and Fallow bucks compete valiantly for female attention; or make the most of the cooler weather by hiking one of Scotland’s many walking routes or attempting to climb all of Edinburgh’s seven hills.
August 21, 2013
With its penchant for the avant-garde and its propensity for thinking outside of the box, it’s no surprise that Edinburgh makes waves for pioneering arts scene. This is after all, the city that hosts the world’s biggest annual arts festival, bringing together performers, artists and comedians from all over the world.
Edinburgh’s art scene is drawn from a melting pot of influences and its street art is a reflection of this, with striking graffiti art and provocative art projects turning the streets of Edinburgh into an ever-evolving canvas.