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Genealogy in Edinburgh

National Archives of ScotlandScottish Genealogy in Edinburgh

If you’re looking to research your family tree in Edinburgh, book a room at Parliament House Hotel in the city centre. Then, take a short stroll to Register House and take a look through its extensive archives and records to research your Scottish Genealogy. You can start your journey on the Visit Scotland website, where there’s handy family history information about surnames, professions and clans in Scotland.

Trace your Family Tree in EdinburghA tree with squares on it for each member of the family

If you want to spend a day with a professional Genealogist, the Scottish Ancestral Trail hosts a day-course in Genealogy. Once you’ve booked it, our friendly staff will direct you to Scotland’s People Centre on Princes Street. It’s only a 10-minute walk from Parliament House, so there’s time for a hearty Scottish breakfast in our MP’s Bistro.

Visiting Edinburgh

During your stay in Edinburgh, trace your Scottish ancestry by visiting churches and cemeteries. Then, pop to a genealogy event, or attend clan gatherings or festivals in the city. Many of the modern clan gatherings take place in the Highlands with traditional games, historical re-enactments, music, exhibitions, and dinners. Then, break the journey to Old photo's and an old bookthe Highlands with a stopover at Parliament House Hotel and discover Edinburgh’s history and sights.

Experience Edinburgh

Stay a few days and combine your trip researching your Scottish family history in Edinburgh with shopping and a city tour. After that, visit one our fantastic historic attractions including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and St Giles’ Cathedral. Book our special Edinburgh Sightseeing Tour and you’ll learn about our UNESCO World Heritage Site. This guided hop on/hop off Edinburgh citybus tour includes a private walking tour and tickets to several Edinburgh attractions. Stroll along cobbled streets that are dotted with medieval architecture and soak up the history. Then, refresh with a drink in one of our cosmopolitan cafés or bars, or enjoy some shopping in Edinburgh.

Start your Scottish Genealogy journey to retracing your family tree in Edinburgh with Parliament House Hotel. Check out our rooms and book your stay now.

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