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Why book direct
  • Best rates – we’re never cheaper elsewhere
  • Free room upgrades for stays of 3 nights or more (Nov–Mar)
  • Bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne with suite bookings
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Reduced rates for local attractions

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Why book direct

  • Best rates – we’re never cheaper elsewhere
  • Free room upgrades for stays of 3 nights or more (Nov–Mar)
  • Bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne with suite bookings
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Reduced rates for local attractions

No offence to Glasgow, but there really is no better city in Scotland to be in when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is the biggest, boldest and most exuberant celebration in the North. With numerous events available from 30 December, you certainly won’t be left disappointed spending your New Year with us in Edinburgh.

Here’s just some of what’s on during Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

Torchlight Procession – 30 December

Something you definitely won’t want to miss is the opportunity to blaze through Edinburgh accompanied by numerous pipers and drummers, fire and fanfare and forge a river of light through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. This is a spectacular and unforgettable family friendly event which ends in the historic Holyrood Park.

You must have a ticket to take part in the Torchlight and 50p from every ticket bought goes to OneCity Trust, fighting inequality and exclusion in the City of Edinburgh.

For more information, please click here.

Edinburgh Street Party – 31 December

Attend the world’s best street party and celebrate the New Year in the home of Hogmanay, all hosted by Love Island’s Aftersun DJs, The Mac Twins.

Party under the stars with bands, DJs and street performers from all over the world. Prepare to be entertained from the moment the doors are thrown open at 7.30PM ‘til far into the night as you welcome 2020 in unforgettable fashion.

At midnight, world-famous DJ Mark Ronson will deliver a heart-stopping soundtrack, to which the unforgettable midnight fireworks are choreographed.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity with 50p from every ticket bought going to the charity, when buying your tickets you can also add an additional donation.

For more information on the world famous street party, please click here.

Ceilidh under the Castle – 31 December

You can also start the New Year the proper Scottish way at the Ceilidh under the Castle.

Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under the spectacular Edinburgh Castle. Join hands with old and new friends 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 three smashing ceilidh bands: Sleekit Beasties, Skyte! and Cool Ceol Ceilidh Band.

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

Please click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Loony Dook – 1 January

If you’re wanting a fresh start to 2020 then why not attend the annual New Year’s Day Loony Dook at South Queensferry. Join hundreds in fancy dress for a march the length of South Queensferry High Street as part of the Dookers’ Parade before launching yourself into the freezing Firth of Forth. Not for you? Spectators are more than welcome to cheer on the Dookers at various vantage points along the route or on the beach.

South Queensferry also has a variety of pubs, cages and restaurants all open on New Years Day and we would definitely recommend attending at least once!

For more information please click here.

Back at The Dunstane Houses

At the end of a cold day out enjoying Edinburgh, there’s nothing better than to return to the luxurious and relaxed surroundings of our Boutique Hotel and  to make your Hogmanay in Edinburgh even more special, we’ve put together a very unique package.

Our Edinburgh Hogmanay Extravaganza includes

  • Three nights Bed and Breakfast in a luxury room in either Dunstane House or Hampton House
  • Cocktail party and buffet on your arrival
  • 4 Course Hogmanay Dinner
  • Music and dancing in the Ba’ Bar and Lounge until the early hours
  • Champagne at the bells to see in 2020!
  • New Year’s Day brunch ’til late
  • Traditional Scottish Steak Pie supper on 1st January

Prices from £390 per night in a Cosy Wee Double

To find our more please get in touch or click here.