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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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The Biggest Concerts in Edinburgh this Summer

Edinburgh Summer Concerts 2020 If you’re planning a trip to Edinburgh this summer, we’ve got good news! There are some fantastic Edinburgh summer concerts on the agenda. And of course, there’s the summer festivals too. Edinburgh Castle Concerts Every summer, the esplanade at the castle is transformed into a venue for gigs in Edinburgh. Where […]

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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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Visit Edinburgh in July

We Love Edinburgh in July! If the hustle and bustle during the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe isn’t for you … why not come to Edinburgh in July instead? Quieter, cheaper and a much more relaxing experience, there’s still loads happening! The sun is usually shining and there are loads of things to do […]

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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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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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Summer Fun: Top Golf Courses In Edinburgh

If there are two things we Scots are famed for, it’s our golf and our whisky. So, when you don’t fancy a tipple, teeing off on a championship green is the perfect way to take a break from the cobbled streets of Edinburgh. Plus, you can make the most of the great Scottish outdoors. To […]

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