Hotels near Burns Night Celebrations

What Happens on Burns Night Traditionally?
1. The Gathering – friends and family gather and the host welcomes their guests before the Selkirk Grace is recited.
2. The Meal – before the meal begins, Burns’ Address to a Haggis is performed and the haggis is cut on cue. A traditional Burns Night supper then follows, which consists of haggis, neeps and tatties (a mixture of swede and potato) and a desert, washed down with plenty of whisky.
3. The Performances – following the meal, Burns’ work is recited along with several traditional tributes.
4. The End – when the night is drawing to a close, the host gives thanks and everyone stands to sing Auld Lang Syne. 
While this is the traditional itinerary for a Burns Night celebration, nowadays there are numerous ways to enjoy the poet’s anniversary. If you want to get involved, there are plenty of Burns Night events open to the public, so you can join in the frivolity – no matter which Scottish city you visit.
Burns Night Celebrations in Edinburgh
The most popular Burns Night celebrations in Scotland’s include:
• 18th – 27th January – Robert Burns Night at the Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh
• 22nd – 27th January – Burns and Beyond, Edinburgh
• 25th & 26th January – Royal Yacht Britannia Burns Supper, Edinburgh
• 25th & 26th January – Burns Ceilidh at Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh
To ensure your weekend break in Edinburgh runs smoothly, choose the Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street hotel and base yourself in the heart of the action. This city centre hotel is within walking distance of the capital’s most popular Burns Night celebrations, as well as the iconic Edinburgh Castle, Princess Street and the Old Town.
Burns Night Celebrations in Glasgow
Glasgow’s selection of highly regarded Burns Night options includes:
• 24th January – A Question of Burns Supper at the Hilton, Glasgow
• 24th January – Beyond Burns at Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow
• 25th & 26th January – Burns Night at the Panopticon, Glasgow
If you’re celebrating Burns Night in Glasgow, the Mercure Glasgow City Hotel makes the perfect base. Centrally located and just a stone’s throw from the Queen Street train station, this hotel offers all the peace and tranquility you’ll need after a long night of festivities.

Burns Night Celebrations in Perth
If you’re willing to travel a little further North, you can celebrate Burns Night in Perth: 
• 26th January – Perth Burns Annual Dinner at the Salutation Hotel, Perth
• 26th & 27th January – Perth Robert Burns Celebration, Perth
For an entirely traditional Scottish weekend break, stay at the Mercure Perth hotel and enjoy the historic architecture of the converted 15th century watermill in which it’s set.
Burns Night Celebrations in Alloway, Ayrshire (birthplace of Robert Burns)
Burns Night in Alloway promises to be memorable; here, you can walk in the poet’s footsteps and see the inspiration behind his early work for yourself. The most popular celebrations in Alloway include:  
• 18th January – Haggis Hooley at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Ayrshire
• 25th January – The Burns Supper, Alloway, Ayrshire
• 25th January – Burns Wreath Laying Commemoration Service, Alloway, Ayrshire
• 25th January – Burns ‘Hame Toun’ Live Music, Alloway, Ayrshire

If you’re interested in heading to Scotland to celebrate Burns Night 2019, book a Mercure Hotel near your Burns Night celebration and enjoy the anniversary in comfort and style.

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