As part of our New Years celebrations in Edinburgh we joined in the Hogmanay Torch Procession which is held every year on the 30th December. We joined the crowds at the beginning of the Royal Mile and walked through Edinburgh’s Old Town, blazing torches in hand.
The walk is accompanied by bagpipers and drummers, fire everywhere you look and an amazing atmosphere. It’s family-friendly, fun and affordable! We paid £14 each for our ticket and torch combination and it was money well spent for such a unique experience!
The procession ended in the historic Holyrood Park where all of the torchbearers came together to form the outline of Scotland from the sky! It’s a long stroll down and then back up the Royal Mile but it is so worth the experience.
Edinburgh is such an amazing place to spend New Years and the celebrations continue over three days! Edinburgh is also really easy to get to and from on the roads and via train and plane links such as the train going Liverpool Lime Street and down to London!
This post was written in collaboration with Southern Railway.
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