By Megan Millisky
Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, is a great place to visit in November. Attend Fizz Feast to try some of Scotland’s best champagnes. Take advantage of Edinburgh’s Museums at Night program to explore Scotland’s history and art. Below are 10 ways to make your next trip to Edinburgh memorable.
1. Oktoberfest at West Princes Street
October 30-November 3, head to West Princes Street in Edinburgh for a pint of beer. Eat bratwurst, schnitzel, and pretzels. There will be German music to enjoy as well.
2. Fizz Feast
Sip champagne at this fun wine event on November 16! Taste Proseccos, Champagnes, English Sparkling Wines, and much more. You can even take masterclasses to learn more about the world of all things fizzy.
3. Edinburgh Holistic Ways Festival
November 10, discover holistic therapies, workshops, and performances. Health and well-being retailers will be at the festival as well. Plus, this won’t ruin your vacation budget - entry is about $5.
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4. Big Nineties Festival
Celebrate the 90s on your next trip to Edinburgh! Dance all night to throwback hits. The party starts November 9. Musical lineup to be announced soon.
5. Edinburgh Museums at Night
October 31-November 3, explore Edinburgh’s rich history at the city’s major museums. This popular biannual festival features brand new exhibitions and talks with experts. There will be tours by torchlight, and some venues offer live music.
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6. Edinburgh Vegan Festival
Visit this Vegan Festival for a taste of fresh local cuisine. There are health food shops, ethical clothing, cosmetics, and smoothie and juice stands. November 10, find the freshest vegan food in Scotland.
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7. Edinburgh Wine Festival
November 9, come to the popular Edinburgh wine festival! Ticket prices include wine tastings as well as discounts if you choose to purchase wine. There will be a lineup of masterclasses with additional wine tastings.
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8. Edinburgh Premier Fair
Pick up something to read on your flight home at the Edinburgh Premier Fair. You’ll find rare and secondhand books on every subject you can imagine. Shop through artwork, fine prints, and manuscripts on November 30.
9. Edinburgh: A City of Readers
Spend a quiet evening enjoying a public reading. This event celebrates Edinburgh's great writers, such as J.K. Rowling and Sir Walter Scott. Readings are 30 minutes each. The event on November 20 is open to visitors and locals ages 12 and up.
10. Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show
Spend a romantic afternoon wandering through this international bridalwear and fashion show. You’ll find bridal wear, jewelry, makeup, and entertainment. Sample wedding cakes or look through professional wedding photography. And don’t miss the fashion show! This event runs from November 2-3.