Edinburgh Hogmanay At Mortonhall Wigwams

Top Quote Mortonhall Wigwams® are only a short drive from Scotland's capital city. The New Year can be welcomed in true Scottish style with a cosy wigwam® to look forward to at the end of a nights festivities. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 03, 2010 - Mortonhall wigwams®, situated in the perfect rural location on the south side of Edinburgh, come complete with country walks, highland cattle, garden centre and stables bar. It is your perfect wigwam® destination to enjoy the best that Scotland's lively capital city has to offer this Hogmanay.

    Mortonhall bought its first four wigwams® in spring 2005 and they have since proved so popular that this Christmas the Edinburgh site has doubled its wigwams® numbers to eight in order to meet the high demand. "Last year's visitor numbers were unbelievable" says site manager Stuart Hutson, "in August the wigwams® were booked every night and most weeks throughout the season".

    And it's no wonder that these cosy camping cabins are proving to be so popular. If you thought that camping was just for the summer months then you'd be wrong. Wigwams® are the ideal way to camp no matter what the weather or time of year. Each wigwam® camping cabin can sleep up to five people and comes fully equipped with electric heaters and are well insulated to withstand the winter chill. For extra added comfort there are sleeping platforms and mattresses which can be dismantled to provide comfortable seating areas during the day. In this environmentally-aware day and age, it brings peace of mind to know that the timber used for building the wigwams® is sourced from renewable, home grown timber making these cosy little camping cabins a real eco-friendly way to camp in all seasons.

    Mortonhall Wigwam® site is located right in the heart of a beautiful country estate with around two-hundred acres of parkland surrounding it. Only a 15 minute drive from Edinburgh, it offers the perfect base from which to explore the historic capital city and partake in this years festivities whilst being able to retire to the peace and quiet of the country at the end of a long day. Edinburgh offers the very best of parties and entertainment over Christmas and New Year so it is wise to book early to take advantage of the ultimate capital city accommodation. There's nowhere better to be on New Year's Eve than Scotland's Capital and Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations truly bring the streets alive with non-stop entertainment and enjoyment.

    Major international artists will gather to perform on four stages as part of the Royal Bank Street Party on Saturday 31 December. The party's 100,000 revellers are guaranteed a sizzling line-up (which in 2007/08 included Kasabian, Idlewild and Calvin Harris).

    Elsewhere the Hogmanay programme includes firm favourites such as the spectacular torchlight procession on the 29th December and the One O'clock Run on New Year's Day. For a truly traditional taste of the Scottish Hogmanay celebrations, there is also the "Ceilidh in the Gardens" held in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens complete with a band of live music guaranteed to get your toes tapping. So, for a truly memorable and traditional Scottish Hogmanay, head to Edinburgh for the celebrations and retreat to the comfort of Mortonhall Wigwams® this festive season.

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