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The Best Festivals in Edinburgh this Summer

Our Favourite Summer Festivals in Edinburgh Edinburgh is famous for its festivals all year round. But particularly in the summer months, when huge events, such as the Festival Fringe and International Festival, take over the city completely. And here at Parliament House Hotel, we are just a short walk from all the action. So, here’s our […]

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10 Things to look forward to at The Royal Highland Show 2020

Now in its 180th year, the Royal Highland Show is a showcase for Scottish farming excellence. It’s a chance to meet, touch, smell, taste and take home the best the country has to offer. With thousands of trade exhibitors and the finest animals from across the UK and Ireland. Not to mention, plenty of live music […]

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Visiting the Beltane Fire Festival 2020

If you find yourself in Edinburgh on 30th April you could be forgiven for thinking you’d taken a step back in time. By a good couple of centuries, at least! Because this is the night when thousands of spectators make their way to the top of the iconic Calton Hill to welcome in the summer. […]

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Things to do this Easter in Edinburgh

Easter Weekend in Edinburgh 2020 Now that the festive season is over, our thoughts turn to the next holiday in the calendar. Easter falls on Friday 10th to Monday 13th April this year. So, lets take a look at what’s on this Easter weekend in Edinburgh to keep us all entertained. Festivals The Edinburgh Science […]

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Romantic Things to do in Edinburgh this Valentine’s

Edinburgh is a truly beautiful city, famous for its amazing architecture and picturesque views. So, no wonder it is such popular destination for couples at this time of year. Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, and if you’re looking for romantic things to do in Edinburgh, help is at hand. Romantic things […]

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Unmissable Edinburgh Festivals 2020

We are about to begin a whole new year in Edinburgh! So, let’s take a look at some of the must-see Edinburgh festivals of 2020. One for every month of the year! January: Burn’s Night Burn’s Night is an annual celebration of the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. Every year, on […]

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What’s on in Edinburgh this December … besides Christmas

By now, Christmas in Edinburgh is in full swing. You’ve seen the festive markets, you’ve gone high-flying above Scott Monument and you’ve hitched a ride on the Santa Train. With so much going on this December, something is bound to slip through the cracks. So to help you stay on top of what’s on in […]

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Celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh

Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) in Edinburgh The clocks have gone back, Bonfire night has been and gone and the nights are drawing in earlier. There’s no escaping the fact that the festive season is fast on its way. So, it’s time to plan your New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh. This year, Mark Ronson will be […]

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Experience the Magic of the Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market 2019 The Edinburgh Christmas Market is one of the things that makes our city such a special place to be over the festive season. It’s more than your average festive market. There are so many things to see and do that will delight the whole family, from shopping, fairground rides, food and drink […]

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The Top Christmas Shows in Edinburgh

2019 Must-See Christmas Shows in Edinburgh No Christmas season is complete without a trip to see a festive theatre show. There’s something for everyone this year, from comedy pantos with famous faces, to festive musical concerts. So, whatever your age, you’ll be sure to find entertainment in our magical capital city. Here are the Christmas […]

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Not-to-miss St Andrew's Day Events in Edinburgh

St Andrew, or Andrew the Apostle, is the patron saint of Scotland. St Andrew’s Day on 30th November each year, is Scotland’s national day. It’s an official bank holiday and traditional Scottish events are held across the country in his honour. The perfect activity if you’re visiting Scotland and looking to experience some of our […]

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Festive Dining and Offers

Enjoy Edinburgh with our Christmas Hotel Deals The festive season is nearly upon us, and it’s time to start planning ahead. If you would like to experience an Edinburgh Christmas or New Year, then join us at Parliament House Hotel with our Edinburgh Christmas hotel deals Whether you are looking for a seasonal getaway in […]

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What to see at the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival Edinburgh is well known for its annual festivals. One, however, which rises head and shoulders above the others is the Edinburgh International Festival. Since 1947, the festival has grown into an all-encompassing takeover of theatre in the city during August. The festival takes the best of theatre, opera, dance and music […]

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5 Top Comedy Shows to See at the Fringe 2019

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. If you’re looking for something to tickle your funny bone, you’d be hard pressed to do better than The Fringe. Known for showcasing the best up-and-coming comedy stars as well as hardened veterans of the circuit, this year promises to be bigger than […]

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A Beginner's Guide to the Edinburgh Fringe

History of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Edinburgh Festival Fringe began in 1947, when eight groups of performers arrived in Edinburgh hoping to perform at the first ever Edinburgh International Festival. Due to the strict criteria for entering the International Festival, they were refused entry. But rather than being discouraged, they performed on the fringe […]

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What’s on at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2019?

It’s that time of year when all thoughts turn to summer and the festivities happening in the Scottish capital. Here in Edinburgh, famously known as the Festival City, our streets, venues and public spaces will soon be alive with the sound of music, performance and entertainment. And, one of the best events to takes place […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Edinburgh 2019

New Year is just around the corner. And we think it’s time to plan some New Year’s resolutions you really will want to stick to. And, where better to enjoy those resolutions than in our fantastic historic Scottish capital? So, book one of our comfortable rooms at Parliament House Hotel, and start ticking off items […]

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Just Engaged? Let’s Celebrate!

Things to do in Edinburgh when you’re Just Engaged Edinburgh is such a spectacular city! It’s the perfect place for just engaged couples to celebrate. Book a romantic break with us and enjoy a night in the heart of the city. Our special deal includes chilled Prosecco in your room, a delicious afternoon tea for […]

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