Seasonal Attractions

Edinburgh International Festival

(Minimum stay at Pilrig House Apartments: 7 nights)


Throughout August, Edinburgh is THE destination!

With the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the International Arts Festival, the Fringe, Jazz, Book and Film Festivals, the city explodes with vibrancy, colour and excitement, and every shade of cultural event, from every country around the world, that you could possibly imagine.

And Pilrig House is the perfect place to stay – after busy days ‘festivalling’, you can retreat to the peace and quiet of our 'rural' location, sip a glas of wine, and recharge your batteries in time for the next day’s excitement!

View the following websites to get a mere flavour of Edinburgh in August:

Edinburgh – A Winter Wonderland

In winter, Edinburgh looks and feels amazing! And, it may surprise you to know that the city hosts even more events than in summertime – winter markets, Christmas fares, open-air ice-skating in Princes St gardens, classical concerts, sporting events, theatre productions, exhibitions, literary and history events, whisky tasting, late-night spooky ghost tours… the list is endless.  Keep an eye on history events at:

Winter events include: Robert Louis Stevenson Day (Nov); ‘Edinburgh’s Christmas Festival’ in St Andrew Square and Princes St Gardens (Nov); St Andrew’s Day (Dec); Burns Night .

Some events are exclusive to wintertime in Edinburgh. For example, did you know that Holyrood Palace offers special evening tours, where you can visit a real Royal residence, and can sneak a peek into rooms not normally open to the public? Keep an eye on the dates at:

So why not visit Edinburgh in winter and enjoy the shopping, markets, cafes, restaurants and bars while partaking in the winter magic of Scotland’s capital city?

Christmas Week and Hogmanay Week (New Year) 

(Minimum stay - 7 nights)

Edinburgh’s sparkling Christmas Winter Wonderland and world-famous Hogmanay Fireworks Display and celebrations, make it the perfect destination at this very special time of year.

Visit these sites for further information: