As the nights start to draw in and the autumn leaves begin to fall, you would be forgiven for retreating to your humble abode and admitting defeat accompanied by a warm blanket and hot chocolate…autumn in Edinburgh however, begs to differ.


happy-halloween-1-1258697There is a great variety of things to do in the capital during the autumn season for all tastes and interests. Top notch theatre continues as Shrek  and his loyal donkey take to the stage at Edinburgh Playhouse. This is sure to be a hot ticket, so be sure to check out our theatre breaks page to keep up to date with all that’s happening and upcoming show dates.

To complement the dramatical, currently underway is the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival. For the foodies out there this is not to be missed, running from the 8th – 18th October, some of the best loved restaurants in the capital will be offering three course lunches for £15 and three course dinners for £25. To find out more check out this dedicated Blog post.  

At Old Town Chambers we have also recently partnered with Edinburgh Bus Tours to offer the famous open-top sightseeing experience to our guests, book your tour with us and you’ll get a 10% discount! Hop-on here. The iconic vintage bus with the MacTour City Tour will be off to hibernate at the end of October, so be sure to give it a whirl before it’s too late.

Edinburgh is the home of Halloween! With top attractions such as Edinburgh Dungeon, The Real Mary King’s Close and Dr Knox’s Enigma, Edinburgh is sure to show you its spooky side on October 31st. Find out more here 


November 5th is a night to behold in Edinburgh, colloquially known as Guy Fawkes or Bon Fire night, this night is etched in history and modern celebrations mark a great family event of fireworks, sparklers, music and good food. Find out more about how Edinburgh will be lighting up the sky this November.  

Christmas and New Year

christmasWhen it comes to Christmas and New Year, Edinburgh is a world renowned city in which to celebrate these special times. Situated on the Royal Mile, Old Town Chambers is set to be a big part of the celebrations as an official partner of Virgin Money’s Street of Light.

This promises to be a mesmerizing display of light and music on Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile and we will be offering a discount for those booking with us at that time as well as tickets to the shows, simply enter promo code LIGHTS upon booking.

Following Christmas, in some ways even more important in Scotland, is our New Year celebrations.  The Hogmany (New Year’s Eve) atmosphere in Edinburgh is palpable and full of excitement.  Get your dancing shoes on as the Old Town Ceilidh (Right on our doorstep) will be in full swing. To be part of it however you will want to book well in advance as Old Town Chambers and Merchiston Residence will be full along with the rest of Edinburgh during this period. 

For further details about what’s on read the Edinburgh what’s on section