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Where to celebrate Burns Night 2022

A celebration of the life and work of Scotland's most famous wordsmith, Robert Burns, the aptly-named Burns Night is held annually on Jan 25th (the poet's birthday). It typically involves a traditional Scottish supper, washed down with a whisky (or two), followed by some singing, dancing, and recitation of his best-loved works.


What better place to celebrate the life of Scotland's national poet than in the country's capital? Every Jan 25th (and the preceding days), Edinburgh comes alive with a plethora of Burns Night celebrations, and this year will be no different. Simply book yourself a table at one of the city's great pubs or traditional eateries and gobble and guzzle the night away!

With over 300 malts on offer alongside some delicious Scottish cuisine, the Whiski Rooms is a great place to start, whilst the Arcade Bar on the picturesque, cobbled Cockburn Street is one of the oldest bars in all of Edinburgh, and is devoted to whisky and haggis, offering the latter in all manner of ways!

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You don't have to make it to Scotland to celebrate Burns Night. The festivity has become popular all across the UK, no more so than in London, which this year, has a myriad of events on offer.

The Ceilidh Club, London's answer to a traditional Scottish knees up, is hosting its annual Burns events this weekend at the stunning St. Mary’s Church in Marylebone. Expect traditional Scottish fare, music, and dancing, rounded off with a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Creative events co. Bourne & Hollingsworth are holding a Burns Night banquet at their beautiful Clerkenwell townhouse, comprised of a five-course meal of Scottish delights, followed by the Selkirk Grace, Auld Lang Syne, and ceilidh dancing, whilst, Barge East's rendition includes a delicious four-course meal, accompanied by live music at their floating restaurant in Hackney Wick.

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Elsewhere, the Edinburgh Castle pub in Manchester will be hosting their own Burns night festivities on the poet's birthday, serving traditional Scottish fare accompanied by some live music; on Friday, Bristol's Old Market Assembly is holding a Burns Night Ceilidh, and on Saturday, West Park Leeds RUFC will host a Charity Ceilidh & Burns Night Supper, complete with a live ceilidh band.

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With spectacular panoramic views, a diversity of entertainment, and rich culture and history, Scotland's picturesque capital has it all!