The Patron Saint of Scotland
St Andrews Day on November 30th is the start of winter festivities in Edinburgh. It all began way back in the 10th century when St Andrew became the patron saint of Scotland. Legend tells us, relics were brought to an ancient Pictish King in the town that is now St Andrews, located on the east coast. You will most likely have heard of the world famous golf course that is also here. Join in our national day celebrations of Scotland and real friendly, wholesome Scottish pride. Events take place all over the country with traditional kilts, bag pipes and cabers flying!
Free or Reduced Price Entry to Edinburgh Castle and Many Edinburgh Attractions
Additionally get free entry, 2 for 1 (1 Adult and 1 Child) or reduced entry prices at many Scottish and Edinburgh attractions. Edinburgh Castle has free entry over the weekend and on the day itself. So, it is a great time to have fun and really enjoy that once in a lifetime holiday with a trip to this splendid fortress. Not to forget the famous firing of the 1 o'clock gun that takes place every day. Only 1 shell fires at 1 o'clock, rather than 12 at 12 midday. This is very Scottishly frugal indeed. Edinburgh Castle also has a museum within. This houses traditional costumes and historic military uniforms.
Also free entry to many other historic monuments takes place, including St Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral, Urquhart and Stirling Castles as well. Interestingly the traditionally fugal nature of the Scots gets a day off as celebrations of traditional Scottishness take place.
Celebrate in True Scottish Bank Holiday Style
Join in the celebration of Scotland's national pride. As a national day and a bank holiday on or around the 30th of November, many Edinburgh events are on. If 30 November falls on a weekend, then the following Monday is a bank holiday. On the closest weekend to it in Edinburgh you will see many dressed up in traditional kilts. Enjoy true gaelic style and look for promotions to tarditional ceilidh dances that take place. Also the pipes will be playing truely traditional songs for you. Great dishes are top of the menu on many Edinburgh restaurant menus. After all it is the feast of St Andrew.
Booking Hotels For St Andrews Celebrations
Staying during this Edinburgh holiday, you will find a place to stay at, at a great price. We at ispymyhotel ltd pride ourselves as a modern company with traditional vlaues. We fully understand that you require cheap Edinburgh hotels, all the year round. So celebrate with us at best value hotels available online. It can cost you less than 50 pounds. We want to make sure you can will join us, even if you are on a budget.