Welcome to Edinburgh in Spring 2019
Our massive Christmas tree and decorations may be down, but we are getting ready for the next big thing here are Parliament House Hotel. Edinburgh in spring! We love this time of year, as the nights become lighter and the weather a little warmer.
In spring, the entire city undergoes a blossoming, colourful transformation. Snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils burst forth and frosty gardens are carpeted with drops of white, yellow and purple as far as the eye can see. Like the calm before the storm, the entire city slowly wakes from a winter-long hibernation before bursting forth into festival madness. Sure, there is still a bit of a nip in the air, but if you can brave the crisp clear springtime air, it’s worth it. Because it’s the perfect time to visit our vibrant capital city. So, here are some of the brightest and best upcoming Edinburgh events of the season.
Spectacular Spring Shows
Throughout the spring season, there are some huge hit shows coming to Edinburgh Playhouse. Such as Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Matilda the Musical, Rock of Ages and Thriller Live. Book early for these fabulous musicals as they are known to sell out quickly. And as we’re just a short walk from the theatre, you can take advantage of our great pre-theatre menu before the show.
3rd March 2019. Kick-start your spring with the Meadows Marathon. This running festival includes a 5K, 10K, relay, half marathon and full marathon. You can register now to take part in any of these events, or come down on the day to cheer on the runners. Many will be raising money for charities and important causes. There will be live music and a great, supportive atmosphere, so get involved!
Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland
15th to 23rd March 2019. Taking place near St Patrick’s Day each year, Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland celebrates all things Irish. One of the highlights is an Irish and Highland Dance Spectacular on the evening of 16th March at the Jam House. It’s a story of the ancient clans of Irish Gaels and Scottish Picts, told through traditional dance. And also a lively St Patrick’s Ball with food and drink and plenty of live music and dancing. Plus, many other Irish themed events and activities.
Edinburgh International Science Festival
6th to 21st April 2019. Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival was the first of its kind and is still one of the biggest celebrations of science and technology. This year’s theme will be Frontiers, and the programme will include an array of amazing events for children, adults and families. Many spaces in Edinburgh will become Science Festival hubs for discussions and debate, exploration and discovery. These include the City Art Centre, the National Museum of Scotland, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh Zoo and Dynamic Earth. Be sure to book in advance, as events are popular.
Beltane Fire Festival
30th April 2019. Mark the end of winter and the beginning of summer at the annual Beltane Fire Festival. A modern interpretation an ancient Iron Age Celtic ritual. It takes place just around the corner from our hotel, atop Calton Hill. A procession of characters, including the May Queen and Green Man will light the Beltane bonfire to mark the birth of the summer. (This event is recommended for over 18s).
A Blooming Spring-tacular Offer
Put a spring in your step at Parliament House Hotel this spring in Edinburgh. Located at Calton Hill, these wonderful events are right on our doorstep! So, check out our Spring Special offer and enjoy 2 nights at our central hotel, with breakfast on both mornings and dinner on one evening.