Two Highland cows on the Pentland Hills in Edinburgh

Where to spot Highland Cows in Edinburgh

Highland cows are synonymous with Scotland. Their hairy faces adorn t-shirts and tea towels in every gift shop in Edinburgh, but where should you go to see a real “hielan coo” for yourself? They don’t just live in the Highlands, you’ll find these mighty beasts all over Scotland. Here’s our guide on where to find […]

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Rolling hills and beautiful scenery in the Scottish Borders

Take A Day Trip to the Scottish Borders

Places to visit in the Scottish Borders There’s so much to see and do in Scotland’s capital city. But sometimes you just want to get out of the city for the day. While you could choose from a whole range of Edinburgh day trip ideas, the Scottish Borders is a popular choice. When it comes […]

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Village of Pittenweem in Scotland

Small Towns and Villages to Visit near Edinburgh

Our historic Scottish capital Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Bustling streets, historic attractions, magnificent theatres, and diverse shops attract millions of visitors every year. But, if you fancy a taste of the city and a visit to some charming villages near Edinburgh too, why not base yourself at Parliament […]

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A sunny day at St Andrews castle in Scotland.

Touring the East Coast of Scotland

The autumn and winter months are the perfect time to explore Scotland. The summer crowds have long gone, but there is still plenty to see and do. One of the best regions to explore is the east coast of Scotland. Here, you’ll find sweeping sandy beaches, historic castles and sites, and magnificent natural beauty. Here’s […]

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Edinburgh Island Escapes

The Scottish Islands of the Firth of Forth There are almost 800 Scottish islands. And we’ve all heard of the likes of Lewis and Harris, Skye and Mull. But did you know we have our own little group of islands just off the coast of Edinburgh? Here are three of our favourites, and some amazing […]

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he Devils Point from the River De at Cairngorms National Park

Visit The Highlands from your Edinburgh Hotel

Are you thinking of combining your trip to Edinburgh with a visit to the magnificent Scottish Highlands? If you’re staying with us at Parliament House Hotel, you can choose from a variety of Highland tours from Edinburgh. Here are some of the best ways to explore the Scottish Highlands whilst enjoying a central stay in […]

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Meet The Locals: Getting Back to Nature

Discovering Edinburgh Wildlife Getting outside is great for the mind, body and soul. And if you’re a nature enthusiast, you’ll be in for a treat whilst visiting Edinburgh. Its prime position on the east coast of Scotland means the city is a haven for diverse Edinburgh wildlife. Whether you’re visiting the city’s parks and green […]

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Glasgow or Edinburgh: Which City to Visit?

Visiting Glasgow or Edinburgh? Do Both! If you’re planning to visit Scotland, you’ll want to take in the sights of some our fantastic cities. If you can’t decide between Glasgow or Edinburgh, visit them both! At Parliament House, you can enjoy a central stay in historic Edinburgh, whilst being within easy reach of vibrant Glasgow. […]

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Golf Holidays Start in Edinburgh

Bespoke Golf Holidays at Parliament House Hotel Edinburgh is an excellent base for golf holidays in Scotland. As Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh is well connected to the rest of the country. So, you can stay here in the city and visit a different golf course every day! And here at Parliament House Hotel, our Guest Services […]

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Planning a Golf Break in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a gateway to some of Scotland’s best golf courses. So, why not book a stay at our centrally located hotel and enjoy the best of a city and golf break? With our golf trip planner, we’ll help you plan your stay in Edinburgh, from when to travel, to where to tee off. Our […]

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Amazing Places to Visit near Edinburgh

There are so many wonderful things to do in Edinburgh. But don’t forget, there are lots of amazing places to visit near Edinburgh too, if you’re willing to venture a little further. If you’ve visited the city centre a few times before and you’re looking for something a little different to do, take a day […]

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Great Beaches near Edinburgh to visit this Summer

Our Favourite Beaches near Edinburgh Summer time is festival time in Edinburgh. But sometimes it’s nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy streets. And there’s no greater escape than a trip to one of the many wonderful beaches near Edinburgh. So, to help you get your recommended dose of Vitamin Sea, we’re […]

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