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The Benefits of taking a UK Staycation

In the UK and Scotland, the staycation is a growing trend. Our own city of Edinburgh is a top travel destination. So why go abroad when there are so many great places to visit right here? Today, we’re taking a look at some of the benefits of holidaying at home… What is a staycation? This […]

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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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A Guide to Edinburgh's Buses and Trams

Using Edinburgh public transport to get around on buses and trams Getting around Edinburgh on public transport is easy. Whilst most of the city is walkable, if you are looking to get out and about towards the outskirts – perhaps visit the beach or the zoo – then our busses and trams are invaluable.  The […]

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Your Edinburgh Questions Answered

Top 10 Edinburgh Questions Today we are answering some of the top Edinburgh questions that we regularly see online and hear from visitors. So, if you want to know how to find Edinburgh, what to do while you’re here, and how to get around, read on … Where is Edinburgh? Scotland is the most northerly […]

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Taking an Edinburgh to London train that suits you

Travelling on an Edinburgh to London train is a great way to see the country in comfort. Rolling countryside, breathtaking coastlines and amazing city architecture all pass by your window on the route down. There are many different options to choose from too – keep reading to find out which suits you best. Whatever type […]

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Microgapping in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Microgap (Mini Gap Year) Ideas Ever thought of taking a microgap? Perhaps you’ve been toying with the idea of taking a gap year, but can’t quite manage it. Well, a microgap is like a shorter gap year, anything from a few days to a few months. A chance to travel and experience new things. […]

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Visit Edinburgh Midweek

Midweek Breaks in Edinburgh One of our top money-saving tips for visiting Edinburgh is to travel midweek. Midweek breaks in Edinburgh are quieter and more affordable. And, as Edinburgh is a bustling capital city, you’ll find all the main attractions are open throughout the week. So, why not treat yourself to a little time off work […]

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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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Visit Scotland from the USA and Canada

Scotland is a truly stunning world tourist destination. Visits from North America have soared in recent years, with more and more American and Canadian travellers taking their vacations in Scotland. Perhaps you have ancestral history in Scotland. You may have heard of our spectacular scenery, with magnificent mountains, glens and lochs to take your breath […]

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Visiting Edinburgh: Our Money Saving Tips

Edinburgh Travel Tips to Save You Money A visit to Scotland’s capital can be pricey. But with these great Edinburgh travel tips, you can enjoy a break in the city for less. So, set your budget and stick to it. If you plan carefully, there are lots of ways to save money and still have […]

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Visit Edinburgh on a Budget: Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do in Edinburgh Edinburgh is one of the greatest cities in the world, and it is rich in history, culture and Scottish traditions. But you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a fantastic time in Edinburgh. Our centrally located hotel places you close to many free things to […]

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3 Walking Tours of Edinburgh for the Traveller on a Budget

When it comes to discovering all that Edinburgh has to offer, cash poor does not need to mean culture poor. With free museums, wonderful monuments and architecture, not to mention free walking tours of Edinburgh daily, discovering Edinburgh on a budget has never been easier. So for the traveller on a budget, we thought we […]

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