6 places to stay for Edinburgh Hogmanay

By Emma Southcombe

The three-day Hogmanay celebration in Edinburgh attracts vast crowds of people to celebrate the New Year. It’s a wonderful time to visit the city and the surrounding countryside, but finding accommodation can be hard. Here are six self-catering properties in and around Edinburgh, all with availability for New Year 2015 / 2016 at the time of publication.

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1. Spectacular apartment (sleeps 4) with panoramic views of Firth of Forth

This sixth-floor apartment on Leith Shore sleeps four, but is extremely spacious and can sleep an additional child on a pull-out bed. Western Harbour (above) has two bedrooms, an open-plan living area with kitchen/diner and offers panoramic views over to Edinburgh Castle, so you could choose to watch the midnight fireworks from the comfort of your apartment.


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2. Stylish apartment (sleeps 4) in a hip location near Edinburgh city centre

Sleeping four people, Merchant’s Retreat (above) is situated in Leith, just a short distance from Edinburgh city centre. With a selection of shops and cafes, as well as numerous bars and restaurants in the area, Leith is a great spot to see in the New Year. The apartment itself is in a beautiful townhouse and has two bedrooms. Up to two dogs are also welcome.


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3. Beautiful cottage (sleeps 4) in a conservation village

Just a 30-minute drive into Edinburgh city centre, with easy access to the city’s park and ride, Linton Cottage (above) is situated in the peaceful Scottish countryside. Sleeping four people (and a dog), the cottage is perfect for a family looking to see in 2016 together. Glasgow can also be reached within the hour.



4. Modern city centre apartment (sleeps 4) with balcony views of Glasgow

Glasgow is just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, and easily reached by train. The city hosts Hogmanay events of its own so makes a good alternative when Edinburgh is full. Lower Blythswood makes a great all adults’ getaway location. Both bedrooms offer access onto the balcony overlooking the city centre (above) and the stylish open-plan apartment has a lounge/diner with separate kitchen area.


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5. Comfortable apartment (sleeps 4) on the Gleneagles Estate

Gleneagles Glamis (above) is a two-bedroom apartment set in 850 acres of Perthshire countryside. Located in the grounds of the Gleneagles Hotel , with all its facilities, it has a separate lounge and open plan kitchen/diner. It’s an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, though there are numerous New Year celebrations in the surrounding estates and there is plenty to do in the Perth and Kinross area.


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6. Charming village cottage (sleeps 3) with floral garden

Sleeping three people, Tomain Cottage (above) would make a great retreat for a couple. It’s close to the village of Stow with easy access to the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh, which is 25 miles away. The cottage has a well-equipped kitchen and a lounge/diner with wood burner to keep you warm during the winter evenings. Up to two dogs are also welcome.


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