The Ultimate Edinburgh Hogmanay #Blogmanay

New Year is fast upon us, and planning the end or start of the year is always full of choice and decisions. So with our #Blogmanay we aim to deliver the most cultural and diverse experience of New Year in the capital. So whether it be the fizzy glass to toast in the bells, or the party that goes on all night, a night in the heart of the Edinburgh Hogmanay seems to be the perfect plan. Highlighted as one of the ‘Top 100 things to do before you die’, the New Year in Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party is a must, must, must. As we leave the festivities of 2015 behind us, what better way to look forward into the future partying with the views of Edinburgh around you?

Dancing in The Street

With over 150,000 people heading into Edinburgh City Centre for the celebrations of Edinburgh Hogmanay, there really isn’t a better place to be. The buzz and energy that flows through the cobbles of Edinburgh city centre is one of those ‘you had to be there’ moments in life. The electricity of the Edinburgh Street Party is located right in the heart of our hotel location, where the crowds, wrapped up and ready to party away 2015 arrive in their thousands. For the younger pitter patter’s of your crowd, ice-skating in St Andrew Square, where the twinkling lights of the Children’s Market and views of the city from the big wheel and star flyer are simply magical. Scotland’s capital is a magical place for kids of all ages, it can inspire their imagination to new heights, with a trip to one of the many literary shows and attractions on offer free of charge around the square this Hogmanay.

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Baby You’re a Firework

Every year, the iconic sight of fireworks of Edinburgh Hogmanay exploding from Edinburgh Castle as the clock strikes midnight is broadcast around the world. For those that prefer to watch the spectacle from a warmer, indoor location, there are plenty of excellent vantage points across the city. The black-tie ball at the Royal Botanic Gardens has uninterrupted views of the Castle and city skyline, making the fireworks a first-hand sight.

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Dancing on the Ceiling

With the fireworks of the Edinburgh Hogmanay street party drawing to a close, stroll down into the heart of the historic Old Town, enjoy a taste of Scotland’s traditional food and drink, accompanied by the very best traditional music at The Old Town Ceilidh. Twirl your kilt into the wee hours of 2016, Gay Gordon into new beginnings, and experience Scottish tradition with a modern twirl on Hogmanay.

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Let’s Make this a Night to Remember

With Hogmanay over and the hangover to end all others now setting up shop, the New Year seems more daunting than it did the morning after the night before. Take a trip to the luxury Spa, enjoy your traditional breakfast, dim the lights and enjoy our fantastic, relaxing offer of a New Year to remember at Parliament House. Our package of three nights involve the party of the year followed by blissful celebration, toasting the year, and celebrating the best Edinburgh Hogmanay, send you into the new year with a smile 🙂

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