Right, so now that the Pet Shop Boys have been announced to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) celebrations, this is the time to book your accommodation to get the best deals and to make sure you get a bed for the night.
If you’re not a fan of the 50 million record selling duo, don’t worry, there’s a shed load of other gigs, parties, events and activities going on across Edinburgh for the 3 days of the Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations.
Okay, so let’s get on to the deals. If you know what you’re looking for then get started searching for your accommodation using the search box on the left-hand side of this screen. By searching here you can compare room rates across all the leading hotel booking websites all at once – saving you loads of cash and time. If you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for in Edinburgh for this New Year then check out the tips below for some local knowledge and inspiration;
Edinburgh has a fab bus network so you don’t have to stay in the city centre and pay the higher room rates. Stay near a good bus route and you’ll be nipping in and out of
the street events in no time from your accommodation.
Edinburgh has loads of apartments for rent – they offer loads of privacy and space, and are often much cheaper than hotels. Plus, they are great for groups looking to socialise.
Book your accommodation as soon as you can. Prices only get higher the longer you wait.
Prepare to come for a few days. Accommodation providers in Edinburgh typically require a 3 night minimum stay over Hogmanay/New Year.
Edinburgh is open every day – although the 1st and 2nd of January is a national holiday in Scotland, Edinburgh will be buzzing every day, with bars, clubs, restaurants, and shops open as normal.
I can guarantee you that it will be cold in Edinburgh this Hogmanay so make sure you wrap up warm. If you really don’t like the cold make sure you book accommodation not too far from the Princes Street activities.
Enjoy your stay in Edinburgh and I hope you get the chance to see the magnificent Pet Shop Boys. I hope to see you at one of the parties whilst you are here.
Tip: By searching for Edinburgh accommodation using the search box on the left you will compare room rates across all the leading hotel booking sites all at once – saving time and money.
After another hugely successful Edinburgh Hogmanay (see great new video below from Hogmanay 2012/13), now is the time to book your accommodation for Edinburgh Hogmanay 2013/2014. FYI – Hogmanay is what we call New Year’s Eve here in Scotland.
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations start on the 30th December and end on the 1st of January. These three days are full of parties, events, fireworks and fun.
I’ve already started receiving enquiries for accommodation bookings for Hogmanay 2014 so if you are keen to visit grab an accommodation bargain before someone else done. Edinburgh has a limited number of hotels, apartments, guest houses and B&Bs so get booking as soon as your organised.
To help you get organised I’ve put together 7 Tips For Edinburgh Hogmanay 2013/2014 Accommodation. Let’s begin;
Tip 1: Book as early as you possibly can to get the cheapest deals on New Year’s Eve rooms.
Tip 2: Book accommodation as near the city centre as possible. Edinburgh has a fantastic bus network to get you out of the city centre but it’s very cold here at Hogmanay and not a lot of fun waiting for public transport in Winter.
Tip 3: Check out some of the fantastic apartments available in the city centre. If you are travelling in a group you will save a lot of money.
Tip 4: Stay a while. Lots of hotels and apartments require guests to stay a minimum of 3, 4 or 5 nights over Hogmanay 2014. Edinburgh is busy over the whole of December and the start of January so there is plenty to see and do over a few days – all the shops, bars and attractions are busy.
Tip 5: If you are driving to Edinburgh then try and book accommodation with parking. On street parking in Edinburgh city centre can be very difficult to find and can be very expensive for parking fees.
Tip 6: The Street Party in Edinburgh involves a lot of standing about in the street listening to music. If this doesn’t sound like your idea of fun then take a look at booking a table in a restaurant, hotel or bar for midnight on the 31st. Send me a message telling me what type of venue you’d like to stay at and I’ll make some recommendations.
Tip 7: Make sure you purchase tickets for The Street Party and other major events from the official Edinburgh Hogmanay website – click here. Tickets typically become available for purchase in September but please register for official Edinburgh Hogmanay updates here. Book accommodation near your event.
If you need any further advice or have any questions at all about visiting Edinburgh then please contact me using the form here and I’ll do my best to respond as quickly and fully as possible.
I hope you can make it to Edinburgh Hogmanay 2013/14 as I’m sure it will be as fun as ever. I’ll be updating this blog throughout the year with news on what’s planned for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay so please keep reading, Jill.