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Edinburgh Guide

Things to do in Edinburgh

With historic attractions, ancient charms and a never-ending list of festivals and events, it is often hard to know where to start when planning to visit Edinburgh, the beloved Scottish capital. To help you make the most of your time here, we’ve put together this handy guide full of hints and tips for the best things to do in Edinburgh city so that you can discover all it has to offer. It will help you to explore Edinburgh and all its hidden gems before you have even arrived in this magical city.

There is More to Edinburgh than Whisky and Festivals

Edinburgh is a vibrant city full of surprises. With some of the biggest festivals in the world, dozens of historic sites to visit as well as fantastic museums, countless theatre shows and live sporting events, it is not surprising that a trip here is on many travellers’ bucket list with all the tings to do in Edinburgh. Scotland’s beautiful capital city is also home to a labyrinth of some of the finest bars and restaurants in the country. Which means even us locals tend to stumble across great new places and hidden Edinburgh gems every day. So when we do discover Edinburgh attractions worth sharing, we make sure we share them with all our guests too.

A Perfect Base from which to Discover Edinburgh

The Parliament House Hotel is situated in the heart of Edinburgh which means you are only a stone’s throw away from countless Edinburgh attractions. Set at the foot of Calton Hill, all our guests can discover historic attractions at every turn. Our staff are always more than willing to share their on-the-ground knowledge all the latest things to do in Edinburgh so that you can discover it at your leisure.

Using the navigation to the left to explore the many things to do in Edinburgh.

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