Edinburgh rooftops in a snowy winter

Visiting Edinburgh in the Colder Months

Visiting Edinburgh in January and February We know what you are thinking. And it’s okay. You’re thinking. “Why would I visit Edinburgh during the coldest months of the year?” Don’t worry. This is a reasonable question, but January and February in Edinburgh is a magical, quiet and exciting time. Sure, the weather is a bit cold […]

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Things to Look Forward to in Edinburgh this January

Beat the January Blues in Edinburgh In January, after the Christmas and New Year holidays, we find ourselves back in the real world. Many people find this time of year rather gloomy. In fact, 20th January 2020 is Blue Monday, officially the saddest day of the year! If you’re feeling the January blues, here are […]

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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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Light up your Winter with these Dazzling Illuminated Trails

Edinburgh Winter Light Trails This winter, be dazzled and delighted by one of Edinburgh’s spectacular winter light trails. Walk through a trail of illuminated lanterns, light installations or projections and experience something truly special and unique. The perfect way to light up the darker winter evenings! Chinese Lanterns at Edinburgh Zoo Edinburgh Zoo is illuminated […]

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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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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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Things to do in Edinburgh this Winter

Spending Winter in Edinburgh With the long summer days behind us and chilly nights ahead, we know just how tempting it is to head for the covers, snuggle down and wait for the winter months to pass. But with so many wonderful things happening all over the city, spending winter in Edinburgh is its own […]

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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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Six Nations Rugby in Edinburgh

Every February and March we welcome rugby fans to our hotel, before they make their way to Murrayfield for the Six Nations in Edinburgh. If you’re planning on joining them in 2019, we advise you to book your hotel early as match weekends are extremely popular and hotels fill up quickly. To get you in […]

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Stay with us this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and the festive celebrations have already begun here in Edinburgh. So, if you’re looking for hotels in Edinburgh this Christmas, why not book one of our comfortable rooms at Parliament House Hotel? Here, you’ll enjoy a central stay close to the Christmas Markets, shops, bars and restaurants. Looking for […]

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The Best Places to Wrap up your Edinburgh Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping in Edinburgh Now that November has arrived, it’s time to get your skates on with your Christmas shopping in Edinburgh. From Christmas markets to designer boutiques, you’ll find something special for all your loved ones in the Scottish capital. Charming Royal Mile Start your shopping on the historic Royal Mile and soak up the […]

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Edinburgh at Christmas time

Things to look forward to this Christmas in Edinburgh

Christmas in Edinburgh 2018 What’s happening this Christmas in Edinburgh? It’s approaching thick and fast. Although we have just stepped into Autumn and are awaiting the piles of crispy and colourful leaves, Christmas celebrations will be upon us before we know it. With this in mind, we have pulled together a list of the top 5 […]

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How to Survive the Festive Season

A Stress-Free Christmas The festive period can be a very stressful time of year. It’s cold and dark, the shops and streets are busy, bars and restaurants are busy, in fact everywhere is busy! You may have a bigger workload over the festive period. Perhaps you’re worrying about money. Whatever’s stressing you out, we hope […]

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Our Favourite Christmas Traditions in Scotland

Wrapping Up Our Scottish Christmas Traditions Believe it or not, celebrating Christmas in Scotland is a relatively new affair. Unlike the rest of the UK, where unwrapping presents and enjoying large feasts was the norm come Christmas Day, it wasn’t until 1958 that Christmas was officially recognised as a public holiday in Scotland. Before that, […]

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